The Special Assistant to State Governor, Dapo Abiodun on Students’ Matters, Comrade Azeez Adeyemi has donated 120 pairs of school uniform to indigent pupils of primary schools in Ewekoro Local government area of the State.
Adeyemi also donated cash to the pupils, as parts of his effort to alleviate their hardships.
The beneficiaries of the gesture were pupils of Community Primary School, Ijumon Ologboni and African Church Nursery and Primary School, Owowo in Ewekoro Local government area of the State.
Adeyemi also visited a student, Kehinde Sodiya who had an accident on July 19 in Owowo and donated cash for his treatment.
While handing over the uniforms and cash gifts to the pupils, Adeyemi said, the gesture was his own little way of giving back to the society.
His words, “The government of Prince Dapo Abiodun in his resolve to change the fortune of education in the State for good, has embarked on the rehabilitation of about 956 schools across the State.
“This government has also cancelled all sorts of levies public primary and secondary schools because of its believe in the free education policy.
“The government has been releasing funds on monthly basis as running cost to all head teachers in primary schools and all principals in secondary schools.
“This administration has also reintroduced payment of bursary award to all Ogun State indigenes in our tertiary institutions all over Nigeria after 11 years of stoppage.”
He appealed to the people of the State to continue to support the Abiodun-led administration.
Responding on behalf of the Ijumon Ologboni community, Mr. Kayode Alani commended the governor’s aide for the feature and called on other government officials and well meaning Nigerians to emulate the gesture.
Alani noted that, the gesture would go a long way in reducing the financial burden on parents.
His words, “This gesture will encourage more students to take their education more serious. It will also encourage parents who are not financially buoyant and less the burden on them.
“This will also encourage more parents to enroll their children in schools. I want to appeal to other government officials and well meaning Nigerians to emulate this gesture by also contributing their own quota in developing education in the State.”
Also speaking, the Head Teacher of African Church Nursery and Primary School, Mr. Saka Kamorudeen Oyeleke commended the Abiodun-led administration for its giant strides in the education sector, describing Abiodun as a student friendly Governor.
He lamented that, many students of the school usually come to school with torn uniforms while some even come to school without uniforms, saying the gesture would increase students enrollment in school.
Saka said, “This gesture will go a long way in encouraging parents to send their children to school because some parents and guardians are already overburdened, some of them don’t have money to send their wards to school.
“This is a good step in a good direction in encouraging the parents financially and morally”.