She made the call during the commissioning of improved roads at Ojo/Toyan Street, Obalende, where Holy Child College is situated.
The governor’s wife commended the collaborative efforts of the association and relevant agencies in making the project a success.
Sanwo-Olu noted the importance of the six pillars of the Lagos State THEMES Agenda, urging them to contribute their quota to the development of the state.
The THEMES agenda are Traffic Management and Transportation; Health and Environment; Education and Technology; making Lagos a 21st Century state; Security and Governance.
“We will continue to rebuild Lagos and continue to engage all stakeholders and agencies needed to improve the educational system of Lagos State.
”The Old Girls’ Association of Holy Child College has done a lot in terms of infrastructural development, mentoring of students and more.
”This should be a clarion call to all other schools in Lagos state to come together to work toward the improvement of their schools and Lagos State, ” she said.
Mrs Kemi Awodein, General Secretary of the association, expressed joy over the success of the thanksgiving service and the commissioning of the project.
”I feel elated celebrating our 76th anniversary. We couldn’t celebrate our 75th due to COVID-19, but this year we were able to put measures in place to ensure this year’s anniversary took place.
”Many people worked behind the scenes to ensure the success of this anniversary, including the wife of the Lagos State governor.
She said the association had also impacted students of the college through its partial scholarship and mentoring programmes.
“We also have a mentoring committee where old students come to the school to empower the students and act as mentors to them.
Also, the Administrator of the College, Rev. Sr. Antoinette Okpara, expressed gratitude to Sanwo-Olu for ensuring the completion of the rehabilitation of the road.
She also thanked the Old Boys’ Association of St. Gregory College for their support throughout the years.
Okpara decried the previous situation of the college where the smell of Indian Hemp, noise from mechanics and other artisans in the area made it non conducive for the students.
”Quality education is synonymous with a conducive environment.
Earlier during the Thanksgiving Mass, the Dean of Island Deanery, Rev. Fr. Julius Olaitan, in his sermon, commended the association for keeping the vision and legacy of the college.
”For many years, this college has produced women who have become change agents in the society.
”I congratulate all the old students and those who have contributed to the growth and development of the college, ” he said.
It is located in South-West Ikoyi on the cusp of Obalende and Keffi; next to its brother school, St Gregory’s College, Lagos. (NAN)