Sanwo-Olu: Nearly 10,000 Lagos Teachers Hired in Three Years

The governor was speaking at the presentation of the 2023 appropriation bill titled “Budget of Continuity” to the Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday.


A file photo of Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
A file photo of Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
A file photo of Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
A file photo of Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

 

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says the state has recruited almost 10,000 teachers in the last three years.

“In the last three years we have successfully recruited almost 10,000 teachers across primary and secondary schools. In the area of educational technology, we have been living up to our name as Nigeria’s pace setter state,” Sanwo-Olu said.

The governor was speaking at the presentation of the 2023 appropriation bill titled “Budget of Continuity” to the Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday.

The budget is estimated at N1,692,670,759,894, with recurrent expenditure of N759,958,569,792 representing 45% and capital expenditure of N932,712,190,102 representing 55%.

He said the teachers’ recruitment was carried out to improve capacity building and strengthen the education sector in the state.

The governor, who reeled out many of his achievements since 2019, said his administration has successfully executed 1,149 unique projects in our schools, including construction and handing over 1,047 new classrooms.

He also said the state has rehabilitated 197 schools, constructed 8 brand new hostel accommodations in some of the model schools, handed close to 2000 bed spaces to the schools, constructed and handed over 8 power security buildings,
rehabilitated about 298 public secondary schools and handed 5 new public
libraries in Epe, Badagry, Eti-Osa, Amuwo and Ikorodu.