A member of the House of Representatives in Akoko South East/West Hon. Ade Adeogun, has advised the Federal Government to invest more on the youth in the area of education.
He spoke at Oka Town Hall in Akoko, were he dished out 100 million to 2000 students as scholarship to help in their education. He also gave out text books, computers and note books worth millions naira to some schools.
Hon. Ade Adeogun said, he sees education as a permanent legacy you can give to a child in life. “If a child is educated, he will add to the growth both himself and that of his immediate community.
“It gave me joy when I see children going to school, I am ready to do more to ease the suffering of our parents who could not eat three square meal daily but yet trying to pay their children school fees.
My people voted for me so that I can bring them the dividend of democracy and I will never let them down.
On the newly commissioned Agba Bridge at Oba Akoko, Hon. Ade said good road beautify a community and also bring economic growth and development, that was why he embark on the journey of constructing the bridge couple of Months ago and was commissioned today to mark my birthday.
In his remarks, the founder/CEO of Upland College of Education, Ifira-Ipesi, Professor Kayode Sunday, thank the Honourable Ade Adeogun for giving Scholarship to 2000 students in Upland College of Education Last year but like Oliver twist, they want more, he said they need, infrastructure, Good road and buses,
The chairman of the Scholarship Committee, Ven. Lawrence Ekundayo, said they arrived at the 2000 students through a thorough screening base on merit. “We choose from all the wards and also from those area that does not have wards. Two students each were selected from all the wards and we also considered those community that does not have ward too, another criteria for the selection of Students was that we considered those students with 4.o and 3.5 GDP.