The Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola has called on Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TetFUND) to increase its interventions in tertiary institutions in the Osun state in order to complement the efforts of his administration.
He made the call in Abuja when he paid a courtesy visit to the Executive Secretary of the Fund, Professor Suleiman Bogoro and added that he is seeking a mutual relationship with the Fund in order to explore areas where his government and Tet- FUND can work together.
Governor Aregbesola stated that the commitment of his administration on the basic education in the state is aimed at laying a solid foundation for the tertiary institutions in Osun state has robbed the latter of government attention, hence the need for Tet- FUND to fill in the gap in order to balance the equation.
“Our commitment to foundation education has robbed us off the commitment to higher institutions” he said
The Governor disclosed that Osun state is the second state in the country with the highest number of tertiary institutions noting that he came to seek an enduring partnership with TetFund so that he can be able to do more for the tertiary institutions.
“I came to seek a mutual relationship and exploit areas where his government and Tetfund can work together. Knowledge is power, education is the greatest legacy any society could leave to those who are going to take up the mantle of leadership tomorrow. The best investment therefore is education. There can’t be any investment of greater value than education.
“I want to thank those who created Tetfund, we thank the leadership of this country that thought it wise to create an education trust fund. I’m not here to complain, there’s no reason for it. I’m here therefore to do more for higher institutions in my state.
“You would see me more often and I will not put any pressure on you. I will fraternize with you with the mind that my state will get the best from you and you will get the best from the investment.
– Charity Simon, Abuja