By Kayode Afolabi, Ore
In a bid to complement the effort of the Ondo State Government, the people of Igburowo town, Odigbo local government area of Ondo State have embarked on the roofing of the only public secondary school in the community.
The school established in 1980 during Chief Adekunle Ajasin regime was recently blown off by a heavy wind which also affected other residential buildings in the ancient community.
Speaking during a brief ceremony to begin the roofing of the school, the Acting Chairman, Igburowo Development Committee (IDC) Dr Yemi Olugbamigbe, said the project is to complement the effort of Ondo State Government.
He equally described the move as one of the good initiatives of indigenes of the ancient town to help in accelerating its development.
Olugbamigbe lamented government’s inability to include the secondary school in the town in the number of schools renovated by the present administration in the State.
However, he called on the Government to assist the community by providing other infrastructure to the school in the town, which he said has only three blocks left for the students.
He noted that the decision by the people to engage in self help development through the roofing of the school would further help in complementing the effort of the state government.
Speaking earlier, the traditional ruler of the town, Oba Nelson Akintolayo, commended members of the committee saddled with the organisation and roofing of the school.
The monarch also thanked his subjects, indigenes and other residents of the town over their contributions towards the self-help projects and the success.