The member representing the Ondo East/West federal constituency in the green chamber of the National Assembly, Honourable Abiola Peter Makinde, 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 the Honourable Makinde.
Makinde, who is the Chairman of the House Committee on Human Rights, has been embarking on the gesture for years before becoming a federal House of Representatives member.
Speaking on the motive behind the empowerment, the lawmaker, who was recently conferred with a Doctorate Degree in Financial Management at Wesley University, Ondo, noted that “My wife and I, while in our moments 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 have been beneficiaries of such in the past.
“These students are our tomorrow. No prosperous nation casts 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 schools 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 they would make judicious use of the items given to them for the advancement of their academics.
On the occasion was the wife of the lawmaker, Dr Rhoda Makinde, who is the convener of the Dr Rhoda Makinde Initiative (DROMI), the Ondo State House of Assembly, the Ondo West 1 constituency, the Honourable Moyinolorun Ogunwumiju, APC political leaders, the Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), and educational stakeholders across the federal constituency.