The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has said that he remained focused on ministerial assignment adding that he has no intention to contest for the governorship of the state.
The Minister made this known in Oro, Irepodun Local Governments area on Saturday while speaking with newsmen at 60th anniversary of Oro Grammar School (OGS),
This is coming just as the school honoured close to one hundred of its old students who have distinguished themselves in various fields of endeavours.
According to Lai Muhammed, “I am focus on my ministerial assignment and will not be gunning for the governorship race in 2019.
While describing the Dapchi incident in Yobe state as very unfortunate, the minister said the federal government in collaboration with security agencies would do everything possible to ensure the rescue of the girls.
He disclosed that he had attracted TETFUND to upgrade infrastructure for the college to the tune of N50 millions.
Mohammed explained further that he was working very closely with the Ministry of Works and Housing especially FARMA and very soon the rehabilitation of roads Oro and its environs would commence.
“Also, with the help of my colleagues in the cabinet, Lokoja, Obajana, Kaba, Omu-Aran to Ilorin road project has been approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC). The contract for the project has been awarded to two companies and the works had commenced on the project”.
In his remark, the state Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, Hajia Maryam Garba, noted that OGS had contributed in no small measure to the development of education in the state and Nigeria as a whole.
One of the awardees who is also the founder, First Magnate Project and the brain behind the reunion of old boys in 2011, Mr Babatunde Ogunniyi Joseph said the fundamental support and he had gained at the school had been a guiding principle for him in all his endeavour.
He said he had lived in UK for over two decades and the hard work and precedent gotten from the school actually worked for me and the award would spur him to contribute more to the development of the school, adding that the intervention of old students would be a continuous exercise as a way of giving back to their alma mater.
Others that were honoured included the former Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Raheem Adedoyin and former Special Assistant Labour Matters to Governor Ahmed, Bisi Fakayode, among others.