Lagos lauds UK charity for taking 100 kids off streets
Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB) has commended Ibironke Adeagbo Foundation (IA-Foundation) for reducing number of out-of-school children in Nigeria’s economic capital.
Permanent board member, Shijuade Idowu-Tiamiyu, at a meeting with the team, led by Vice Chair, Diran Famakinwa, praised provision of quality education for some 100 children in Lagos and observed: “When we talk about impact, it is beyond the number.”
She reiterated that the state government remains strategic in its approach to addressing the problem through robust partnerships with individuals, civil society organisations (CSOs) and private sector to ensure that no child is left behind in the Project Zero initiative.
To show seriousness, the foundation has taken its campaign to Kent in Southeast England to brief the international community on negative impacts of the menace, especially as it negatively affects the most populous black nation.
Adeagbo said voice of the international community was needed to restore hope to millions of kids in Nigeria. She hinted that the High Commissioner to United Kingdom,
Sarafa Ishola and erstwhile Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, would be at the fourth yearly event of the organisation to create awareness and raise funds.
Adeagbo said the money would be to return uneducated children to school.