Tortuga Frigate On the 7th of May 2021 Accomplished another Giant stride at the heart of Ikorodu Local Government in the Educational sector of the region.
The club with aims To Promote the bond of Solidarity and Organisation among Its Members Across The Board Guided By The Emblematic Lights Of The Association. To Promote the Socio-Economic and Intellectual wellbeing Of Its members through referrals, networking and mutual support, To instill leadership qualities and excellent Civic and Social responsibilities among its Members, To promote Lifelong commitment to teamwork and Community Service.
To mentor youths and guide them to achieve their fullest potential, To Champion Philanthropy, Social Justice Causes And Human Rights Advocacy For all without boundaries or barriers, To condemn corruption in private and public Service and promote Transparency In Governance and all realms of responsibility, And To foster quality relationship across the boundaries of race, Ethnicity, Class, Religion and all other limiting factors that deter a Progressive Society hosted prestigious personalities at the Teachers House in Ikorodu.
55 students from all secondary schools in the Division were selected and converged at the teachers house Ikorodu Central to be presented NECO-SSCE Scholarships fully paid in order for the pupils to advance their Educational standards.
According to the Chairman Tortuga Frigate Ikorodu Chapter Comrade Olamilekan Pelumi Rado, The Club will continue to be a source of support to foster Community Development and growth at this critical time.
“We are presenting Fifty-Five (55) NECO Forms for indigent but brilliant students across Senior Secondary Schools In Ikorodu Division and to some prominent Associations within the same Division.
You will recall that the State Government Pays for the May/June West Africa Examination (WAEC) to students in Lagos State, we took this upon ourselves to support the Government and equally help any indigent but very brilliant student that his/her parents cannot afford to obtain the NECO-SSCE” Comrade Pelumi Rado
“This is our little way in stretching our helping hand to the society, It has been tedious in achieving this lofty goal but thanks to the wonderful officials”
“To all the beneficiaries, I want you to make good use of the opportunity by coming out in flying colours as this may determine what you will become in life”
“See this Scholarship as a stepping stone to greater heights. I pray that this will be your last sitting for NECO-SSCE And WAEC Examinations for your admission to Higher Institution. I am proud to say that Tortuga Frigate will continue to strive to achieve its goals of adding value and giving back to the Community”
“I want to tender our appreciation to the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education for her wonderful encouragement to achieve what we are doing today and for the approval of this Programme and Registration of Tortuga Frigate with the Lagos State Ministry Of Education. Staff of the Tutor- General District II, The Association of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPS) we appreciate your admonition and contribution to achieving this”
“kudos to the Chairman, Education / Security Trust Fund Of Tortuga Frigate Com. Afess Abass for his tireless effort in making today’s event come to reality and to all members of the Committee. We will continue to impact our Community positively and also to sensitize the Youths on the need to shun violence and other social vices” Comrade Pelumi Rado Added
According to the National President, Tortuga Frigate Comrade Abayomi Adejonwo, The Educational support Initiative has been occurring around the state and nation at large.
“We have projected this support scheme to help parents who cannot find means to support their children to write this exam do the needful, We hope it would go a long way to propel these children to greatness in their respective endeavours” Comrade Abayomi Adejonwo
The Chairman of the Nigeria Union Of Teachers (Ikorodu Chapter), Comrade Oluwafemi Oluwaseun Fakolade JP in his speech thanked the Tortuga Frigate for their support in elevating the lives of young scholars in Ikorodu, Stating that strides like this is actually key to help secure the future of academic promising Individuals.
“We have the best Teacher in Lagos state from Ikorodu, It would be better for us to also have the best Student from here, I am deeply impressed with the efforts put in place by the Tortuga Frigate to grow these children” Comrade Fakolade Added
Olalekan Billiamin Oba, The State Chairman of the National Youth Council Of Nigeria (NYCN) who was also in Attendance praised the goodwill support from Tortuga Frigate and at the same Admonishing the beneficiaries to live up to expectations going forward.
Tortuga Frigate Ikorodu Chapter Has Shown That IKORODU Has Alot To Offer It’s Communities In Turning Lives Around Positively (By Supporting Our Numerous Young Scholars) Beyond Every Form Of Negativity Occuring. The Best Thing Every Beneficiaries Of This Program Can Do Is Make Good Out Of This Free Scholarship & Come Out In Flying Colours” Comrade Olalekan Billiamin Oba
Mr Rasheed Abolanle Odenike (Best Teacher In Lagos State) from Ikorodu lauded the tenacity of the club and averred to follow up each beneficiaries prior and post exams.
“We welcome this support with open arms and I want to assure Tortuga Frigate of Adequate follow up in terms of their performance and results” Rasheed Abolanle
The Program was Anchored by Hon Azeez Jimoh Olosogbo (Chairmanship Aspirant Ikorodu Local Government)
Amongst Those In Attendance were The Representatives from the Ministry Of Education, Representatives from Tutor General, Education District II, Chairman and Members of ANCOPS Ikorodu Division (Principals), Chairman and Members of Nigeria Union Of Teachers- Ikorodu Chapter, Executive Chairmen Of Local Government & LCDAS In Ikorodu Division, National President of BAN-BC72 & Executives, State Chairman Alpha Galleon & Executives, Captains of Frigates, My Executive Council (PO4), Members of Tortuga Frigate, Ikorodu, Coordinator General and Members of Onward Movement of Nigeria, Members of Prestigious I-Hero Here Present, Members of Prestigious Knight Club.
Comrade Abayomi Adejonwo – National President BAN-BC72, Comrade Akeredolu Oluwaseun – State Chairman Alpha Galleon, Barrister Oyin Pedro – Cordinator Santiago Frigate, Comrade Francis Obiebi – National Welfare Secretary, Comrade Olumide Abikoye – National 1St Chief Provost Marshal, Representatives from Tasmania Frigate, Representatives form Benija Frigate, Mrs Oroge & Her Entourage – Representative from Tutor General Education Distric 2.
It is on record that on Saturday 3rd October. 2020, we made presentation of environmental tools worth over N500,000 to the Famous Sabo International Market where the Market Men & Women acknowledged our gesture. Also, on Saturday 7th November 2020, We observed our Annual Special Prayer, Thanksgiving / Visitation & Presentation Of Gifts to The Child Life Line Orphanage Home.
On Sunday 27th December 2020, an historic Family Picnic was held. It is a program to have Time-Out with Tortugarinas where families Network and reunion made deeper within the families.