As part of its statutory responsibility to ensure a safe and conducive teaching-learning environment for pupils, the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB), the Lagos State Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) and Chairman, Odi-Olowo Ojuwoye LCDA, have met to deliberate on the relocation of Mushin Primary School at Odi-Olowo Ojuwoye Local Council Development Area of the State affected by the proposed Red line rail project.
The Executive Chairman of LASUBEB, Mr. Wahab Alawiye-King, stated that the meeting was necessitated by the planned demolition of the school to pave a way for the railway project, noting that it is the Board’s duty to ensure the wellbeing and welfare of the pupils and staff by seeking the most suitable relocation for everyone concerned in order to ensure that learning continues.
While working on modalities to relocate the School with the Social Mobilisation Committee, Education Secretary and the Executive Chairman Mushin Odi-Olowo/Ojuwoye LCDA, Alawiye-King inspected Bereola Memorial Nursery and Primary School and Shyllon Primary School Ilupeju, among other alternatives.
Earlier, the Assistant Director, Corporate Communications in LAMATA, Mr. Kolawole Ojelabi, disclosed that the rail line from Marina en route Alagbado would pass through Mushin and a flyover bridge to be constructed would affect Mushin Primary School situated at Ogunmokun Street, Mushin.
He stressed that the Red Line rail is designed to meet modern rail transportation standards, adding that it will, unavoidably, affect the Primary School.
Ojelabi stated that the Agency has been given an ultimatum to complete the project within 24 months.
He further stated that the project will be constructed to create a pedestrian crossing to avoid the railway, noting that LAMATA has been mandated to separate the rail movement and pedestrian movement, thus the school and some buildings will be demolished within the Odi-Olowo Community.
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