Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq penultimate week demonstrated that humility breeds empathy by supporting students in the state to clear bushy environment.
Two days before secondary school students and primary school pupils in the state returned to class on October 5, the governor visited some schools in the state capital to see things for himself.
At the Mount Carmel Junior Secondary School, Ilorin, he led others to clear the bushy environment as schools had remained closed for seven months.
He also gave reasons for his action;
‘The message here is to emphasize self-helps and community contributions to public projects. When government locates a project in your community, you should take ownership. My being here is to send the signal that nobody is too big to be involved in community work; we need to help ourselves. It is really no big deal to make things work.
There is scarcity of resources to go round. From the recent ecological disaster, it is clear that government can’t really cope in terms of funding. Communities should assist and join hands together, especially the Parent Teachers Associations (PTAs). Everyone should cooperate with the government in order to keep the environment clean and mitigate environmental disaster.
There is a lot of work to be done. Most of our schools are dilapidated and many have also been affected by the recent flooding and rainstorm. So, the message is self-help and community work. The communities should take ownership of schools and adopt schools around them’, he said.