In the words of one of the founding Fathers of United States of America, Benjamin Franklin; “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”.
The Honourable Member of the House of Representatives, representing the good people of Ikole/Oye Federal Constituency I, Hon Barr. Peter Owolabi firmly put actions and life into these words by investing heavily in the education of Primary School Pupils in Ikole/Oye Local Government in his widely praised Constituency project delivered earlier today.
The laudable projects were commissioned in three (3) primary schools in both Oye and Ikole Local Government Areas on behalf of Hon Barr. Peter Owolabi by Dr. Sina Joseph Owoseni and Rt. Hon. Oluwatoba Ayo Fatunla, the Speaker, Ekiti Youth Parliament and Chairman, Conference of State Youth Parliament Speakers in Nigeria.
“We have had House of Representatives Members in the past, but we have not really seen any one of them committed to education of the younger ones as Hon Barr. Peter Owolabi. He is a true Awolowo of Ikole/Oye constituency. His passion for education, child development and human capital development cannot be matched easily”.
“This gesture of Hon. Peter Owolabi is new and we can only pray that the Lord will continue to bless and elevate him”.
The above statements were the words of Elder Ogundana, an Isan Ekiti Elder Statesman and Education Secretary of Oye Local Government respectively.
It was a funfair at the Local Authority Child Friendly Nursery and Primary School, Isan-Ekiti, when various educational and teaching materials were presented for official commissioning.
The materials range from thousands of textbooks, graphs, notebooks, Quato, ledger, biro, cabinet, desks and hundreds of chairs for pupils, computer sets, Teachers tables, generating set among several other materials given to the school.
The elated pupils danced and prayed for the team for remembering their School for this gesture. The Senior Prefect boy of the School, Master Ola-ore Samuel who could not contain his joy addressed the gathering and spoke about the importance of this impactful constituency project. In his word, he said; “Hon Owolabi has sown into our future, he is truly seeing beyond today and we promise that we shall stand out in the future, while we shall make good use of these materials”. The little brilliant lad though demanded for more of these kinds on behalf of his fellow students.
The train moved to Ikole Local Government, where the pupils were already gathered to welcome the team.
Many materials as listed above were stationed at the schools visited to uplift the standard of education in Ikole/Oye Federal Constituency 1.
The Ikole Local Government Education Secretary, Mr Oguntuase also reiterated what his counterpart at Oye said, that, such projects that do not have immediate gratification can only be done by a right thinking representative.
The Education Secretary also said that; an investment in Education is a futuristic investment.
Hon. Barr. Peter Owolabi promised since he got to office as a representative that, he would measure his actions to ensure he delivers the dividends of democracy to all his people. He said; I have promised to toe a line that is different, but measured, I shall consistently add value to the lives of my constituents.
“When you live your life in alignment with a purpose that is centered on selflessly adding value to others, opportunities become abundant and your life becomes fulfilled.
The above words has come to fulfilment.