In what appears to be the obvious practice in Nigeria where public schools are abandoned to rot and decay, Kogi state has become prominent in this practice.
In spite the huge intervention funds collected by the state, the state government has refused to channel them to improving the standard of education, with media reports showing how the state has over time misappropriated the intervention funds.
Government Science Secondary School Onyedega in Ibaji local government of Kogi state has become of the schools that show how worse education in kogi state has become.
Worse still, Mr. Simon Achuba, the state Deputy Governor comes from, Ibaji where the school is currently suffering a rot and decay.
Mr. Jacob Unekwu Agada, who inspected the building and spoke with residents, say that only the children of the poor use the dilapidated school, he explains how the rich mostly the politicians send their children to Idah, a close local government area to access good education. He said those that have economic war chest send their children to a better school at Abuja, the Nigerian capital city.
Political appointees from Ibaji do not live at Ibaji because the place is not accessible, all of them have deserted the town and have built their houses at Idah, Jacob revealed.
Apart from the worse condition of school in the community, since creation, the community has seen no light or good road, the only access road to the community is through, Agenebode in Edo state.
The resident of the area are mainly farmers and have suffered the challenge of getting their products out to the market.
Kogi the state has over the years suffered backwardness in the areas of not only education but other basic infrastructures.
Across the state, communities have narrated how basic infrastructures have eluded them, residents hope to have a leader that will help turn their fortune has since been dashed as state governors in the state have not shown the capacity to reposition the state on the path of growth and development.