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100 students get Isolo bursary award

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Shamsudeen Abiodun Olaleye

In fulfillment of one of his campaign promises, the chairman of Isolo Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Shamsudeen Abiodun Olaleye, has given out bursary award to 100 students of higher institutions across the country. The students who are residents of the LCDA were each given N25,000 by the council boss to support their education.

In his address, Olaleye, who announced that the bursary would hold quarterly, said his administration is looking at education holistically beginning with pupils at crèche up to students in institution of higher learning. “We have distributed educational materials to pupils in the crèche classes; we have distributed school bags to primary school students; we have organized remedial classes for SS2 students preparing for WAEC. The money we are giving to them is to help reduce the financial burden on their parents.”

One of the beneficiaries, Omidokun Monsurat, a 300 level student of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State, expressed gratitude for the gesture.

Meanwhile, the chairman of Oshodi/Isolo Local Council, Idris Muse-Ariyoh, has called on Nigerians to assist the less privileged in the society. He made the call while donating foodstuffs to Out of School Children Empowerment Foundation in Oshodi recently.

Ariyoh said council decided to celebrate with less privileged in order to show them love and make them to feel at home, noting that the major factor against the nation’s development is the neglect of education, unemployment and accessibility to free and affordable health services.

“When all these things are lacking in a nation, it gives room to other social vices such as cultism, armed robbery, kidnapping among others. Government alone cannot do this except with the cooperation and involvement of individuals and corporate organizations.”



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