Sanwo-Olu speaks on student sent out of school over Peter Obi’s posters to wrap books
The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered the State Ministry of Education to begin an investigation into the complaint of a parent whose child was sent out of school for using the poster of the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi to wrap her books.
Newsflash Nigeria understands that a parent of a JSS2 student had taken to social media to allege that her 10-year-old daughter was sent out of school because of a situation regarding Peter Obi posters.
The incident was reported to have happened at Odomola Junior Secondary School, Epe area of the state.
Reacting to the situation, the Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo announced that the governor has approved the recall of the principal, who will be asked to explain the incident.
“The Lagos State Government, the Ministry of Education, and all its agencies will never instruct any school principal, personnel, or teacher to act in such a manner,” Adefisayo stated.
The commissioner reassured the public that “the matter would be dealt with within the scope of our strict regulations as the reason for sending home the student is unacceptable – if true. “
Adefisayo, also stated that another school principal at Odonguyan who was caught on camera, as shared on social media, promoting her political choice to the students has been subjected to appropriate disciplinary measures.
“The Ministry promotes and runs a public school system devoid of politics and political insinuations.
“A thorough investigation of the matter will be carried out and anyone found culpable will be subjected to disciplinary measures as laid down in the civil service rules, ” Adefisayo stated.