Akpoti-Uduaghan pledges N5m for payment of WAEC fees
People Democratic Party (PDP) senatorial candidate for Kogi Central, Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan, has pledged N5 million to offset the West African Examination Council (WAEC) fees of students in the zone.
She made this known, yesterday, when she met students and different groups rooting for her candidature in her country home, Ihima, Okehi Local Council of Kogi State.
The payment is to help parents cushion the burden of WAEC fees in the five local councils of Kogi Central.
She promised to do more and convince different organisations to channel their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to support educational programmes when she gets to the Senate.
“I am doing this as a private citizen. I know it’s not enough, but I promise to do more and support educational development of our people when I get to the Senate,” she said.
Akpoti-Uduaghan also promised to work with students when she gets to the National Assembly and charged them to find solutions to the societal challenges through innovative ideas.
“When you get back to your various schools, spread the message of hope. This is one chance to fix the future, four years is too long to waste,” she warned.
The PDP senatorial candidate has been supporting educational development of her people. In 2015, she adopted 600 children in her country home and gave them scholarship.
She had also given scholarships to students in the higher institutions to achieve their academic goals.