The lawmaker representing Ogbomoso North State Constituency in the Oyo House of Assembly, Olawunmi Oladeji, has described educational development as key to nation building.
Oladeji, the only female member in the House of Assembly, said despite the COVID 19 pandemic which kept pupils and students home for over six months, progress could still be made if the pupils had an enabling environment, adequate teachers and working materials.
The legislator spoke on Wednesday while distributing educational palliatives to over 20,000 students from various schools in her constituency.
She said it was important to protect the rights of children.
Oladeji also charged the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, to ensure that efforts must be put in place to get street children back to school in a strategic manner that will help the state to overcome the challenges of out of school children.
The former governor of the state, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, while performing the symbolic distribution of the education materials, told the students and teachers that what the lawmaker was doing was in fulfillment of her campaign promises to the people.