The House Leader, Kwara State House of Assembly, Hon. Hassan Oyeleke,
on Monday paid the school fees and donated uniforms worth N3 million to
150 indigent Secondary School Students in Offa Local government area of
The donation of the items, which took place at the
Offa Grammar School was witnessed by the parents of the beneficiaries
and eminent sons and daughters of Offa Local Government Area of the State.
Addressing the beneficiaries parents and Guardians , the House Leader
said he embarked on the gesture to assist indigent students and further
boost the educational development of the Local Government Area.
Hon. Oyekeke, who recalled his school days as a poor student, said the
gesture was to further rekindle the aspirations of brilliant indigent
students of the area.
The House Leader who said the gesture will
be on annual basis, pointed out, that he was thinking of increasing
the number of the beneficiaries in the coming year.
who described education as the bedrock of any sustainable development,
observed that the best way of empowering future generation, was to
invest in their educational attainment.
The Olofa of Offa, Oba
Mufutau Gbadamosi, in his message called on sons and daughters of Offa
to complement government’s efforts in the development of education in
The monarch, who was represented by Essa of Offa, Chief
Yinus Bukoye, praised the foresight of the House leader and urged other
political office holders in the Country to emulate him in the task of
fast tracking the educational attainment of the indigent Students.
The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara South
Senatorial District, Alhaji Jimoh Balogun, in his remark commended the
House leader for his philanthropist gesture, pointing out that
scholarship would remain indelible in the annal of history of the Local
He advised other political office holders to
emulate the kind gesture of the House Leader to ensure accelerated
development of education, in the State.
The Chief Imam of Offa,
Sheikh Muyideen Hussein in his sermon reminded those in positions of
authority of the need to be more sensitive to the yearnings and
aspirations of the less privileged, in the Society, stressing that such
an would be rewarded by God.
Responding on behalf of the
beneficiaries, Sakariyyah Mohammed of Government Secondary School
Offa,while applauding the gesture of the House Leader, promised to
reciprocate, through improved performance in their respective Schools.