The Executive Chairman of Ojokoro Local Council Development Area, Hon. Hammed Idowu D. Tijani (HID) , has reiterated his administration’s commitment to the development and empowerment of youths, as he gave out free forms to indigent students in the area so as to enable them take part in the forthcoming Joint Admission and Matriculation (JAMB) examination.
The Council Chief while distributing the forms at the Council secretariat, said that this development would enable the students to pursue their academic dreams and serves as a relief to their parents’ financial burden.
In his words ‘’it saddens me when I see brilliant students whose parents and guardians could not afford to send their kids to school”.
While delivering the welcoming speech, the Vice Chairman of the Council, Hon. Sesan Sobande, advised the students to ensure proper use of the opportunity and also make sure they all pass the forthcoming JAMB examination.
He said “government will continue to do more for you if you make good use of this golden opportunity by performing well in the JAMB examination”.
Hon. Hammed added that he was committed to seeing that youths in Ojokoro LCDA get qualitative education in a conducive environment; hence his administration facilitated the renovation of four public schools within the LCDA.
He noted that since the inception of his administration, he has supported several educational programmes and recorded huge success in all the programs.
“We are not relenting on our efforts as we have more programmes and projects schedule for this year”, he concluded.
In her response, Miss Chioma, one of the beneficiaries of the programme, appreciated the Council boss and thanked him for his gestures, saying it will enable many of them continue their academic career, as she promised to make the Local Council proud by studying hard to record good results in the examination.
The occasion was graced by Management staff of the Council, representatives of traditional leaders, CDC members, President of the National Youths Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Ojokoro Chapter as well as several students and youths in the LCDA.