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Osun Lawmaker, Irekandu Empowers Students, Constituents



No fewer than 50 students across all the wards of Obokun state Constituency in Osun state have benefited from ‘IREKANDU BACK TO SCHOOL PROJECT’ in order to promote their education career.

While disturbing the items yesterday at his constituency, Hon. Adewumi Adeyemi IREKANDU, said he has invested so much in youths and women development beyond the oath of allegiance he took as a public officer in the state.

Items distributed according to CityMirrorNews correspondent includes; bags, textbooks, exercise books, pencils, pens, cash for uniforms, shoes and an extra fund was made available to students for their feeding, fees and other essentials.

According to Adeyemi, “I gave out 25 WAEC fees for brilliant indigent students and awarded scholarships to 25 out-of-school children,” saying education was a future investment.

He said, “if we anticipate a reward or an enlightened society and a better Nigeria, we must invest now. Apart from organising training and seminars to skills and wealth empowerment to the facilitation of jobs and contracts for constituents, I have increased the bar of youth inclusion, participation and they (youth and women) are the most beneficiaries of my programmes in the constituency.

“I strongly believe that I owe the people. Before I ventured into politics, I made contributions towards the promotion of education as a private citizen. During my campaigns, I moved around towns and visited some schools in my constituency. I listened to sad and woeful tales from students, teachers and parents over the non-availability of learning aids and non-payment of tuition fees. The tales of students becoming dropouts over the inability of their parents or guardians to pay for their external exams were not only touching but heart wrenching.”

The lawmaker, therefore, assured the parents of these students that he would continue to make provision for funds to settle their tuition and associated fees every term till they finish their primary education.

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