Chairman, Senate Committee on Finance, Sen. Olamilekan Adeola ,has urged all tiers of government to give priority attention to the education sector in order to develop human capital and achieve sustainable development.
Adeola who represents Lagos-West in the upper chamber made this known during the presentation of no fewer than 130 laptops to students and schools across his constituency recently in Ikeja, Lagos.
He distributed laptops to beneficiaries under his Yayi Education Support (YES) initiative while describing strong education sector as indispensable to development.
Adeola said “We are in a dynamic world where education is key; education is one core area which we must focus on to achieve sustainable development.
“The difference between developed countries like UK, US and Nigeria is the difference in literacy levels and quality of education.
“So, we must bridge that gap. We must ensure that education gets priority attention at all levels of government.
“Yes, there may be infrastructural challenges, social challenges and all other challenges.
“While we are trying to address that, we must ensure that education gets the deserved attention because it is key to development,” he said.
Adeola pointed out that he distributed the laptops to selected outstanding students of secondary schools in his constituency to promote education and encourage hard work and excellence.