THE free distribution of set of chairs/desks, exercise books as well as sporting materials to over 2000 pupils across various public primary and secondary schools in Ibadan South East Constituency II is a justification of the mandate to serve given to Hon. Akeem Ige
For the umpteenth time, Ige, again has proven himself as the Chief servant who knows what his people want by giving them a new lease of life with various people oriented projects he has put in place.
Speaking at the distribution ceremony held at Christ Church Primary School field, Odinjo, Ibadan recently, the Oyo State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Adeniyi Olowofela described the donor, Hon Ige as an exemplary lawmaker who is worthy of emulation by others in terms of service to humanity and development of both human and community.
The Commissioner, who lauded Ige for his gesture towards improving education and sports in the State disclosed that the motive behind government’s establishment of the School Governing Board, SGB has been achieved with the rate individuals are playing their roles in complementing the efforts of the government to improve education.
The event had in attendance, the former Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Babatunde Olaniyan who was also the Chairman of the occasion, Hon. Olusegun Olaleye representing Ibadan North Constituency II and Hon. Joshua Oyebamiji representing Akinyele state constituency.
Others include, the PTA Chairman, Oyo State, Alhaji Moshood Toki, Education Secretary in Ibadan South East Local Government, Mrs Adeniyi T.A., NUT chairman in Ibadan South East Local Government, Comrade Babatunde, representatives of various political parties among others.
Personalities who spoke at the occasion including the PTA chairman in Oyo State, Alh. Moshood Toki, the chairman of the occasion, Hon. Babatunde Olaniyan, the Education Secretary in Ibadan South East Local government, ANCORPPS, NUT, representatives of various political parties, students and others jointly applauded Hon. Iges’ gesture while describing him as lover of the masses as he values education of the less privileged people in the society.
According to the ex- deputy speaker, Olaniyan, “Ademola Ige is somebody who knows much about his constituency. Instead of distributing unnecessary materials, he has distributed what he feels the students need and it is a very good thing. I want other legislators to emulate what he has done because if they do so, it will go a long way in complementing the efforts of the state government.”
Earlier, in his welcome address, Hon. Ademola Ige said the gesture was part of his efforts to ensure that pupils in public schools have access to educational materials that would enhance their studies, stressing that the set of chairs and desks that he has provided would go a long way in solving several challenges facing these schools at the moment in terms of infrastructure.
He said, “few months ago, I paid an unscheduled visit to some schools within the Ibadan South East Local Government area to ascertain the condition of infrastructure and learning environment. The condition I met the students was very disheartening.
“Seeing these schools in these conditions broke my heart and I quickly decided to embark upon provision of infrastructure within shortest possible time. This is just the beginning of lofty programmes I have under my education empowerment scheme for the youth”, the lawmaker assured.
He, also used the occasion to appreciate Yejide Girls Grammar School basketball team that annually represents Oyo State and South West at the Nestle Milo basketball competition for their brilliant performances and for making his constituency proud since 1999.
The highlight of the event was the presentation of an award to Hon. Ige by the Association of Primary School Teachers in Ibadan South East Local Government for always identifying and supporting the association.
Other sporting materials distributed are football, table tennis and trophies to boost sporting activities among the students.
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