Reps member, Makinde distributes laptops, projectors, other learning materials to Ondo Students
Ranking Member representing Ondo East/West Federal constituency in the green chamber of the National Assembly, Honourable Abiola Peter Makinde Ph.D, has supported primary and secondary school students in the constituency with educational materials to boost their academic performance.
During the 8th edition of the annual provision of instructional materials to students held in Ondo town, laptops, projectors, textbooks on different subjects, notebooks, chairs and lockers were presented by Honourable Makinde. Makinde, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Human Rights, has been embarking on the gesture years before becoming a Federal House of Representatives Member.
Speaking on the motive behind the empowerment, the lawmaker, who was recently confered with a Doctorate Degree in Financial Management at Wesley University, Ondo, noted that:”My wife and I, while in our moment of respective struggles, received support at some point which proved to be a turning point in our lives.
“It is part of the reasons we are determined to be pillars of support to others at this time as we had been beneficiaries of such in the time past.
“These students are our tomorrow, No prosperous nation cast kids away. Rather, they are built and made to go through comprehensive education so they can be useful to themselves and the nation in years to come.
“What we have done here at this annual provision of instructional materials to primary and secondary school in my Federal Constituency, is to contribute our quota immensely to the lives of these kids.
“This is also in furtherance of my campaign mantra, WEALTH, which stands for Water, Education, Agriculture, Light, Training, and Health,” he said. Some of the beneficiaries of the gesture, while speaking with journalists, expressed their profound gratitude to Honourable Makinde, promising that that they will make judicious use of the items given to them to the advancement of their academics.
Present on the occasion were: wife of the lawmaker, Dr Rhoda Makinde, who is the convener of Dr Rhoda Makinde Initiative (DROMI), Ondo State House of Assembly, Ondo West 1 constituency, Honourable Moyinolorun Ogunwumiju, APC political leaders, Chairman Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) and educational stakeholders across the Federal Constituency.