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Ejigbo LCDA, NGO partner to aid indigent students

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Ejigbo Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Lagos State, has promised to partner with Secured Petals Foundation (SPF) and other non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to empower youths with education and vocational skills.

Chairman, Monsurudeen Bello, made this pledge during the week when SPF hosted select public schools under Ejigbo LCDA to a two-day mentoring session and Christmas party.

Secretary to the council, Dr. Paul Fregene, who represented the chairman at the event, told The Guardian that the council had lined up youth empowerment programmes for next year and would be pleased to partner with individuals and groups who took it upon themselves to assist government in those areas.

According to the founder/president, Francesca Nwaka, SPF is a non-profit organisation created to cater for underprivileged children, teenagers and youths by giving them a sense of belonging and value in the community.

The event featured awards to best participating children in their school term examinations, seminar on etiquette, grooming and leadership, inter-school contests like spelling bee and visit to Santa Claus.Highpoint of the programme was nomination of 16 primary and secondary pupils for SPF Scholarship Programme and honour to the LCDA chairman as the foundation’s ‘Man of the Year’.


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