-Empowers 120 Traders, Political Functionaries
-Gives bursary to 50 students
The Chairman of Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area, Comrade Sesan Mayokun Daini, has announced that the council will take over the education of one Maryam Sanni and her other siblings whose father was killed in the Boko Haram crisis in 2012.
He made the announcement while presenting bursary awards to 50 indigent students in the council that are in various tertiary institutions across the country.
The event was tagged Stakeholders’ meeting/Empowerment/Presentation of bursary award to students/Allocation of official vehicles to political office holders in the council and Donation of mini-bus to the Nigeria Police Force, and was held at Mikkson Onas Hall in Igbogbo on Monday, November 24, 2019.
The sum of N10, 000 each was given to the 50 indigents students as bursary award.
Also, 120 residents who are into small scale businesses in the council also received support from the council boss, inform of empowerment, to expand their businesses.
The beneficiaries, which cut across the five wards in the council, received N20, 000 each to inject into their businesses.
While speaking at the event, Comrade Daini stated that one of the beneficiaries of the bursary award is a daughter of an indigene of Igbogbo who was killed during Boko Haram crisis in the Northern part of the country.
“We picked beneficiaries based on merit and not on political or any other consideration. And one of the beneficiaries is a girl whose father was a victim of Boko Haram crisis in the north”, he stated.
“Aside this bursary award that we are giving her, we have decided to give her support as a council and we shall be taken over her education expenses”, Comrade Daini announced.
“I also learnt that the death of her father has also affected the education of her other siblings. I want to announce that I have directed that they should go back to school and the council will also be responsible for that because we cannot afford to make them dropouts.
“In commemoration of some of your cherished requests at the last stakeholders’ meeting, I am elated to announce to you that the council has put together some welfare packages to empower one hundred (100) aged mothers and traders to encourage their businesses while we have also picked fifty (50) of our youths who are currently in various tertiary institutions and doing us proud for bursary award.
“I am pleased to inform you that today, the council is donating a customized bus to the Nigeria Police Force, Ikorodu Divisional Headquarter in Igbogbo, as support in the protection of lives and properties in our LCDA.
“Everybody will agree with me that responsible government must not undermine the security needs of its people”, he added.
“In addition, the council has also bought nine (9) official vehicles for members of the Executive Council to facilitate their productivity which of course is primarily focused on serving you”.
Comrade Daini also thanked the residents of the council and his party, All Progressives Congress (APC), for giving him and members of his cabinet the opportunity to serve them and seek for their continuous support.
Chief (Mrs) Hon. Adebimpe Akinsola, the Olu-Omo of Igbogbo Kingdom, former Member of the Lagos State House of Assembly and former acting Commissioner for Tourism and Special Adviser on Arts & Culture, Lagos State, commended the council chairman for his kind gesture towards students, traders, aged and political office holders in the council.
She enjoined beneficiaries to make good use of the gestures extended to them by the council Chairman.
Comrade Alliu Mubaraq Adekunle, President of Igbogbo Students’ Union (ISU), thanked Comrade Daini for assisting Igbogbo students after many years of agitation for bursary while he demanded for more support from the council for the students.
“We give glory and adoration to Almighty God for this gesture. It is what we have been agitating for in the past years and we give glory to God that it is being actualized during my administration. Though, not all our students in Igbogbo benefitted from the gesture because it was thrown open to all students in Igbogbo/Bayeku LCDA and not only those in Igbogbo.
“About 15 of our members in Igbogbo benefited from the bursary while other beneficiaries were picked from the nooks and crannies of the council. We appreciate the chairman for recognizing the significant roles played by the students in the emergence of his administration and we pray to see more of this”, he stated.
Mr Omotayo Fadeyi, a physically challenged artisan who is into transport and footwear businesses, thanked the chairman for the support and recognition given him.
“I really appreciate him (Comrade Daini) for what he did for me as a physically challenged person. He has been recognizing us in the council and we thank him for that.
Fadeyi said he would use the money given to him by the council to expand his businesses.