Mutawali of Ilorin advocates PPP on school infrastructure development as Plat Technologies donates WASH facilities to school

Date: 2022-11-24

Mutawali of Ilorin and renowned legal luminary Dr. Alimi AbdulRazaq last Tuesday called on corporate bodies and well-meaning individuals in the country to join hands with the governments in the building of school infrastructure and other essential facilities that would improve the learning environment for the academic success of the students.

He also admonished all students to imbibe reading culture and study hard towards achieving greatness in life.

Dr. AbdulRazaq spoke in Ilorin as the Guest Reader at an event tagged: "Read With Me", where he led some participating secondary school students in reading a few chapters of "The Path of Fate", a book written by Funmilayo Braithwaite.

The book reading session was organized by Plat Technologies Limited in partnership with Iqra Books -- their Corporate Social Responsibility project to promote reading habits among school students in the state.

"Plat Technologies Limited has done a great job by coming up with this reading session and building very impressive toilet facilities for the students as part of their CSR project. I want to use this opportunity to appeal to other businessmen and women in Kwara to please join hands with the government in its ongoing efforts to develop school infrastructure and make the learning environment conducive," he said.

Dr. AbdulRazaq, who is an elder brother of Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, hailed the brilliance of the students that partook in the post-reading questions and answers, acknowledging that their gesture was a product of right investments by the Kwara State government in the education sector and commitment of their parents.

His reading alongside the students and sharing his wealth of experience excited the participants who were all eager to provide answers to some of the questions the elder statesman raised at the event.

He thanked Plat Technologies for honouring him to play that role, and for naming the public toilet it built for the Government Girls’ Day Secondary Schools after his nonagenarian mother, Alhaja Raliat AbdulRazaq.

"It is a privilege and indeed a great honour to be invited here to take part in this reading session for the young school students that sought to inspire the students and inculcate in them the practice of reading," Dr Alimi said.

"Reading is very key to assimilating study and acquiring knowledge. I pray for their success now and in the future. They have answered most insightful questions (which I asked) and I am most impressed by that and the work being done here. I congratulate the principals of the participating schools and the Ministry of Education for the excellent work they are doing to reposition the education sector in the State.

"It is a sign that we are witnessing the most transformative education policies and implementation in Kwara at the moment, and I am confident that these children will become our pride in the future."

In attendance were the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education Mrs Mary Kemi Adeosun; representative of the Chairman for SUBEB and Permanent Member (1) Alhaji Ibrahim Mashood; National Coordinator of Raliat Islamic Foundation Dr. Muhammad Ghali Alaaya; Principal of Government Girls' Day Secondary Schools (Junior class) Hajia Issa Memunat Moyosore; Principal of Government Girls' Day Secondary Schools (Senior class) Hajia Funmilayo Mohammed; representative of Pakata Development Association, Alhaji Yusuf Arowosaye; Chairman PTA for GGDSS Pakata Alhaji Owonwami; Head National Library, Kwara State Branch, Hajia Kafayat Olani; a Deputy Director at the Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development Dr. Mrs Shagaya; Dr. La'aro Oba Abdukadir of Mass Communications Department, University of Ilorin; Alhaji Abdullateef Abdussalam, CEO Iqra Books; and the representative of the Founder of Imodoye Writer’s Enclave, Mr Yahaya Dumoye among other dignitaries.

Participating in the reading session were the students of Government High School Adeta; Kwara State College of Education Model Secondary School; Government Girls’ Day Secondary School Pakata; and Barakat Community Secondary School Ilorin.

Earlier in his address, the CEO Plat Technologies Limited, Engr. Taofik AbdulKareem Babaita, said for the reading culture to be sustained, the younger ones must be made to appreciate and internalise the value of reading as a lifetime adventure, a reason he said they organised the programme.

"Our resolve is to, in our own small way, contribute and ensure that the investment of the stakeholders in the education of the younger ones is not in vain. We have been doing this in series since 2012," Engr Abdulkareem said.

He thanked Dr. AbdulRazaq for accepting to be the guest reader and for his physical presence at the event, as well as other officials of the government that made the day a reality.

Highlight of the occasion were the official commissioning of the block of toilets built in honour of Raliat Islamic Foundation, as well as the presentation of prizes to the best-performing students, which was at the instance of Dr. Alimi AbdulRazaq.


Cloud Tag: What's trending

Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.

Alliance For Democracy     Saheed Popoola     Admiralty Villa     Olabimpe Olani     Aliyu Muyideen     Galland Marcias     Okin Malt     Oladimeji Thompson     Ishak Mohammed Sabi     Bamidele Adegoke     Afusat Nike Ibrahim     Idowu Aremu     Tanke     Omu-aran     SWAN     Lucky Omoluwa     Sabi     Saka Aleshinloye     Colleges Of Education Academic Staff Union     JUSUN     Kale Belgore     Olupako Of Share     Sardauna Of Ilorin     Maryam A. Garuba     Halimah Perogi     Alapansapa     John Mayokun Dada     Kola Shittu     Victor Gbenga Yusuf     Amos Justus Sayo     Lai Gobir     Idofin     Playing Host     GANZY     AbdulKareem Yusuf Danhawa     Aishat Sulu-Gambari     AbdulQowiy Olododo     Saad Omo Iya     SDP     Yetunde Balogun     Muhammed Taofeeq Abdulrazaq     Gobir     Makama     Muhammad Ghali Alaaya     Kwara State Health Insurance Agency     Akanbi-Oke     ASMAU PLAZA     Aisha Abodunrin Ibrahim     Aminu Adisa Logun     Ayegbeni     Yusuf Abubakar     Kupchi Hosea Maxwell     Turaki Of Ilorin     Park     Kayode Zubair     Bolakale Ayo     Sarafadeen Kayode Akorede     Code Of Conduct Tribunal     Abdulwahab Ololele     Tayo Alao     George Funsho Adebayo     FOMWAN     Suleiman Rotimi Iliasu     Abdulrahman Iliasu     Sambo Murtala     Ahman Patigi     Code Of Conduct     Oyin-Zubair     Onilu     Temi Kolawole     Shuaib Abdulkadir     Young Progressives Party     Lola Ashiru     General Hospital     Maryam Nurudeen     Oju Ekun Sarumi     Third Estate    

Cloud Tag: What's trending

Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.

Is\'haq Modibbo Kawu     Centre For Peace And Strategic Studies     Salman Jawondo     Zulu Gambari     MMWG     Adama Isa     Popo-Igbonna     Leke Ogungbe     Azeez Salawu     Garba Ayodele Wahab     Okin Group     VADA     Modibo Kawu     Omoniyi     Ahmad Fatima Bisola     Raimi Iyanda     Abubakar Imam     Noah Yusuf     Tayo Awodiji     Inside Kwara     Oye Tinuoye     Monkey Pox     Ogidi-Oloje     Shuaib Abdulkadir     Oba-Solagberu     Kulende-UITH     Jalala     Kwara Coalition Of Business And Professional Associations     Adeleke Ogungbe     Abdulwahab Ololele     Al-Hikmah University     Kisra     Magaji Erubu     Moshood Bakare     Babatunde Ajeigbe     Shaykh Luqman Jimoh     Laduba     Presidential Election     Salary     Lotus Bank     Shero     Haruna Tambiri Mohammed     Nigerian Supreme Council For Islamic Affairs     Moses Afolayan     Gaa Olobi     REO CAKES     JMK Construction Company Limited     National Information Technology Development Agency     Kannike     Clement Yomi Adeboye     Hameed Oladipupo Ali     Cornelius Adebayo     Lafiagi     Bashir Adigun     Sunset Workers     PPS     Simeon Sule Ajibola     NSCIA     Lanre Issa-Onilu     Kolo     Olatunde Olukoya     Rapheal Ashaolu     Oasis Muslim Care Foundation     Ibrahim Taiwo     Ganiyu Taofiq     Lucky Omoluwa     Ubandoma Of Ilorin     Akorede     Muritala Olarewaju     Kola Adesina     Dan Iya Of Ilorin     Alaro     Saba Mamman Daniel     Adamu Atta     Tanke Road     Turaki     Mumeen Lah