As promised by the executive chairman of Ikorodu local government (Hon Wasiu Adesina) to support Students in his community, The Chairman on the 28th of April 2021 fulfilled his Promise by given out a million naira (1,000,000) to 100 students across the 7 wards of his LG.
The Secretariat of the local government was the venue were Dignitaries and supporters of the LG Boss, Including stakeholders and Youth leaders from across Ikorodu Division converged.
With aims to reduce the level of financial Challenges faced by students in the community, The Chairman in his Speech stated his measure of support, Which is meant to show his passion for education and overall growth of Ikorodu Local Government.
“This event marks a clear departure from rhetoric of promises that will never be fulfilled. This is a government that says it, and by the grace of God fulfils promises made despite all odds. We called on the youths to vote for us about four years ago, with the promise to support them in their education pursuit, this we have done through provision of Chairs and benches in Primary Schools, provision of free GCE and JAMB forms to Secondary Schools” Hon Wasiu Adesina
“We distributed free exercise books to pupils in our primary schools. Equally, we have consistently delivered on our promise to give bursary award to indigent students every year. This may appear impossible considering the resources at our disposal.
A Yoruba proverbs says, where there is a will, there must be a way. We are not as lucky as Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas that receive huge sum of money as Federal Allocation, but with prudent management of resources at our disposal, all our electoral promises will be delivered“
“We have carefully selected the beneficiaries of the bursary award to include only those who are in higher institutions. This selection also cuts across young under graduates from the seven (7) wards that make up this Local Government. A Committee was constituted to advise on the appropriate system to adopt to involve all stakeholders, especially the members of the Legislative arms, Executive,
Management, CDAs, traditional institutions, religious organizations, youth leaders, market leaders, the physically challenged and others. The Bursary is given to students that are deserving of it”
“The conviction of our administration is that when the beneficiaries successfully graduate and are doing well in the Society, they will plough back to, Ikorodu Local Government. One of them may even be fortunate to get employed at the Revernue Mobilization and Fiscal Commission and help to raise tho Federal Allocation that comes Into Ikorodu division”
“This administration takes pride in the education of Youths at all levels, Technical Vocational, Polytechnics and University Education remains the best legacies we can bequeath to the younger generations. We cannot overemphasize the important roles education play to elevate the people from Political /economics ignorance, squalor and diseases”
“Despite the current situation of youth
unemployment, Education is still very vital and essential. Today, one hundred students will receive Bursary awards at ten thousand naira (N10,000) per student. The total amount earmarked for this exercise is one million naira. I urge you all to be good Ambassadors of Ikorodu Local Government area”
“Let me use this opportunity to advise you to stay away from acts that are capable of separating you from your school. Do not join cult groups, do not cheat and do not display any act of indiscipline that may earn you, rustication or suspension” Hon Wasiu Adesina Added
The President of NAIDS Prince Samuel Soyiga thanked the Chairman for his goodwill support towards the students and urged him to always stay fervent in putting the students growth agenda at the back of his mind going forward.
“We Thank God that Today has finally come. I Have been putting pressure on the Chairman to make this support possible and I really appreciate him for staying true to his word today” Comrade Soyiga
“As Parents We Are Trying Our Best To Give Our Children The Best Life, And The Chairman Has Also Tried In His Capacity To Support Them Today. Take Good Care Of Yourselves Both In Management & Disciplines” Hon Mrs Olorunfunmi Basorun
“The Chairman Has Done Well Today & We Must Applaud His Support To All Students Selected, At The Same Time Our Students In Ikorodu Must Understand That The Culture And Heritage Of This Land Shouldn’t Be Left Behind While They Persue Their Professional Careers. As They Grow & Develop, Been Passionate About IKORODU Is Essential” Alhaji Lamidi Folorunsho
Present at the occasion were the Vice- Chairman Princess Folashade Olabanji-Oba, Alhaji Waheed Owokorodu,Iya-Oja General of Ikorodu LG.Alhaja Taofikat Allison,the Grand Chief Imam of Ikorodu Division Alhaji Shefudeen Olowooribi,APC leaders Alhaji Folorunsho Lamidi,Alhaji Musliu Sulaimon, Alhaji Enifeni Badru,Deputy Leader Hon. Adebowale Sulaimon, Supervisors for WAPA Hon Adebukonla Adefolayiga, Hon Yussuf Lawal,Hon Musbau Rotinwa, Secretary to the Local Government Hon Lateef Afinnih, Ogunleye/WADESH babes,Matagba mole babes, the Council manager Eng. Martins Odupitan, Management staff, NULGE Chairman Comrade Adenike Mabodu