A non-governmental organization, Sea Care Foundation, distributed 50,000 notebooks and 15,000 pens to public and private schools in five local government areas in Kogi State.
This effort was to complement the Kogi State Government’s effort to improve basic education in the state.
Speaking during the official report of the distribution of notebooks and pens to schools in Lokoja, the chairman of the organizing committee Al-Amin Ogejah hinted that the first phase of the distribution will cover both public schools and Ajaokuta, Adavi, Lokoja, Ogori-Magongo and Okene local government areas of the state while the second phase of the program will deal with the eastern senatorial district of Kogi state.
While calling on individual organizations and well-meaning enterprises of the state to contribute to education, the chairman of the organizing committee, said that the foundation will invest in agriculture, health, empowerment in due course. young people and women to improve the lives of grassroots populations. .
“This gesture complements Governor Yahaya Bello’s effort in education and it is the strength of a widow to give birth to the hope of the less privileged in society since our mission is to positively affect the lives of women. ‘State,’ he said.
Earlier, Kogi State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology Mr. Wemi Jones called on influential people in the state to invest in education to complement the efforts of the Government of the United States. ‘State to take the sector to the next level of development.
Jones, while commending the founder of the Sea Care Foundation for incorporating Governor Yahaya Bello’s agenda to turn the education phase into a global standard, asserted that when investments are made in education, the children’s future is guaranteed.
“Investing in our children is an investment that has its rewards beyond this world. I pray that Almighty God will replenish the pocket from which the funds for the project come.
“Governor Bello had shown sufficient passion and commitment to education. 20 percent of state revenues go to education each year, which is why a lot of development has taken place in the sector since he came on board as executive governor of the state, ”he said. declared.
He noted that the Kogi State government has led by example in fully enacting the Education Law, vowing that the law will catch up with all age children found peddling during school hours.
He added that the law also prohibits the operation of private schools in the state without registration with the Ministry of Education.
Messages of goodwill have, however, been delivered by Kogi’s health commissioner, Dr Saka Haruna and Ohi d’Eganyi, who also serves as chairman of the Ajaokuta traditional council, HRH Alhaji Musa Ochuja.
In his message of appreciation congratulated the president of the foundation, Abdulrahim Sani for investing in education, noting that the choice of the sector was timely.
They both described education as one of the areas that can easily affect the development of any nation.
They also appealed to the well-meaning sons and daughters of the state to contribute their quota to the development of basic education.
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