In marking its Formidable Legends Grand Patron of Ojokoro LCDA chapter, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Ifako Ijaiye 02 constituency, Hon. (TPL) Rasheed Makinde, has presented 100 indigent students Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB)/ / Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) forms.
At the event on Thursday, he also unveiled a branded bus for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu 2023 presidential campaign.
The honorable also sensitized people in his constituency on Coronavirus, stressing that public awareness is the only means to tackle its spread across the country.
Giving out the JAMB/UTME forms, he urged all beneficiaries to keep up the distinguished performance in their academic pursuit, as that remains the best legacy that can translate them to becoming better personalities in future.
According to him, “Any government that neglects education is bound to fail. We have not jettison education and the future is very bright going by the success of these youngsters.
“We have so far purchased 520 UTME forms since 2016 to date for prospective tertiary institutions’ students, mostly from the downtrodden and those children whose parents’ ranks at the bottom rug of socio-economic ladder.
“We understand the pains and the suffering of the ordinary people, that explain in full why all our projects are people-oriented and ordinary people-driven.
“It is worthy of note that,305 young students out of our beneficiaries so far have been successfully admitted into higher institutions of learning.
“This is a dividend of democracy carried out in a manner that reflects progress and ascertain the growth and protect the future of our vibrant youths.
“Providing opportunities to teeming youths gives security and hope to the people. A caring government that understands the needs of the people and work towards achieving those set need is a serious minded government that deserves appraisal.
“We invested a lot in these projects to make sure our youths doesn’t go into crime and become undesirable elements of the society.
“To ensure social challenges are curbed and youths are given not just confidence but vision and prospects to achieve.
A staunch lover of the giant stride of the lawmaker in the constituency but who preferred to be behind the scene, contributing his quota to development, Engineer Omolade Balogun also got investiture as the grand patron of Makinde’s formidable legends in Ojokoro LCDA.
Speaking on the sideline, Balogun hinted that there are some groups within Olera Estate Ojokoro like the G5, that has impacted the community as well.
He said they have embarked on various laudable projects, like the distribution of free malaria drugs to children between the age grade 1-10years old, free GCE,WAEC and JAMB forms.
“We have decided to team up with Honourable Makinde to better the lot of Ifako Ijaiye II constituency the more.
“In fact, the Makinde Formidable Legends have made a promise to the Honourable who has been doing out a hundred JAMB forms to indigent students every year.
“Today’s own marks the fifth edition to add 100 JAMB forms to make it 200 next year. So that we can encourage more people to be well equipped and reduce poverty in future.
“We have resolved to partner with the Honourable Makinde.
“Soon the 250 applicants learning one vocational training or the other, like tie and dye, will be graduating and shall equip them with basic start-up kits.”