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Federal Government to build new girls secondary school in Rivers community.
Supervising Minister for Education, Nyesom Wike
The Federal Government has promised to build girls secondary school in Ogu community of Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area of Rivers State to encourage girl-child education in the area.
Making the disclosure on Sunday, the Supervising Minister for Education, Nyesom Wike, said the Federal Government’s decision was prompted by the lacklustre attitude of the state government to fulfil its promise of building a mega secondary school in the area having demolished the one that was built in 1973.
Wike explained that the model school is part of the Federal Government’s project geared towards encouraging the girl-child to go to school.
The minister, who was in Ogu on a courtesy visit to the paramount ruler of the area, HRM Nicholas Ibiebele Nimenibo IX, Amanyanabo of Ogu, regretted that it was wrong for the state government to have demolished the Ogu Government Secondary School, which has produced people like George Sekibo, Evans Bipi among others since 2008 without building the mega school it earlier promised.
“Amaechi promised to build a mega school in Ogu. He demolished the existing school in 2008. When he heard that I was coming here today (Sunday) he rushed to lay a foundation stone of seven blocks. Don’t sell your right. We will do everything possible to make sure that Ogu is given a befitting school that it deserves”, Wike said.
Continuing, he said: “If government could demolish your school in 2008, six years after they rushed down here to lay a foundation stone, how will they complete the school in nine months that they have left? Don’t be intimidated by anybody because they know that election is near that is why they want to buy your conscience.” DAILY INDEPENDENT.