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Lagos Govt. begins schools property identification, documentation

By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo

The Lagos State Government through its Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB) has commenced process of identifying, demacating and documenting property belonging to public primary schools across the state.

LASUBEB said that proper identification of property belonging to the over 1,000 public primary schools and every other assets linked to the board would aid effective management of the facilities.

To aid quick identification and documentation, the Board has sought assistance of the Office of the Surveyor-General in securing titled documents of school lands and determination of their boundaries.

The Executive Chairman of LASUBEB, Wahab Alawiye-King, seek the collaboration of the Surveyor-General, Olutomi Sangowawa, on the demacation and others during a visit to his office in Ikeja yesterday.

At the office, Alawiye-King said that the board had decided to sought the Surveyor General’s office assistance in the fulfilling its mandate of creating a conducive teaching and learning environment across Lagos.

“We identify that what belongs to everybody belongs to nobody, we must be in charge, as managers,we must take ownership in order to avoid mismanagement of government assets” Alawiye-King added.

The chairman, who appreciated the office for it’s effort in maintaining and securing government’s assets, stressed that the partnership would boost standard of learning in the state.

Responding, Sangowawa promised that the office would partner with the LASUBEB towards providing necessary information on the public schools land and infrastructures, in a bid to ensure a better service delivery.

“It is appropriate for agencies to collaborate in other to achieve a greater Lagos of Mr. Governor,we are educators and we are service providers, for effectiveness and better results we are always ready to work with the Board”, he added.

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