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The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said education is the best tool to close the gap between poverty and wealth. Sanwo-Olu who said this on Thursday, during the commissioning of four Lagos State school infrastructure projects revealed that the government had completed over 1,097 projects covering 970 schools across the state within the last two years. The projects which were commissioned include a block of 18 classrooms with administrative offices, library, laboratory block, toilets, and borehole each at Igbobi Junior College, Fazil Omar Senior High School and Iwaya Onike Girls High School, Iwaya as well as a block of 18 classrooms at the Akintan Junior Grammar School. “It gives me great pleasure to unveil some of our school infrastructural projects, which will improve the learning and teaching environment in our public schools. “Education is still the most potent tool of empowerment and one of the most tested ways to close the gap between poverty and wealth; it provides individuals with the necessary knowledge and skillset to actualise their potential and maximise opportunities in life. “In order to accelerate our children’s access to world-class pedagogical learning, we have ensured that our children have access to quality education irrespective of their location. He also said his administration’s intervention in the education sector had begun to yield positive results.