The Federal Lawmaker, representing Ondo East/Ondo West Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Abiola Makinde, has distributed free learning materials to primary school pupils and secondary school students in his Federal Constituency.The project tagged, “Back to School” is an initiative of the Lawmaker aimed at assisting parents and guardians to acquire the much needed academic items needed by their children and wards especially in the new academic session.
The event which took place in Ondo City, the headquarters of Ondo West Local Government Area, witnessed free donation and distribution of different new textbooks, notebooks, laptops, desktop computers, instructional materials, school bags, lockers and many other items.
While donating the items, Hon. Makinde said the event which is the 7th edition was not only designed to assist the parents and wards of the students and schools involved, but also to encourage the students to seek excellence in the new academic session.
He expressed his determination to ensure that students in his federal constituency receive the much needed support to thrive in their academic pursuits.
Similarly, the Federal Lawmaker who is also the Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Federal Character, performed the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of classrooms, office and storage facility at Epe Community in Ondo East Local Government Area.
A parent of one of the beneficiaries of the “Back to School” project, while speaking to newsmen after the event, appreciated the lawmaker for his kind gesture.
The parent who identified herself as Mrs. Adeyemi stated that the gesture must be emulated by other public officers in the Federal Constituency and State at large.
Another parent who only wanted to be addressed as Mr Ajibade, appreciated the House of Rep member, saying the programme is a huge relief at this economically overwhelming time.
In an ecstatic mood, he reiterated how Hon Makinde had made light, his parental obligation to his ward.