By Abduljeli Adabara El-Okene.
A socio cultural youth development organisation, Ebira Youth Peace and Education Development Initiative (EYPEDI) has called on illustrious sons and daughters of Kogi Central Senatorial District to emulate personalities who are doing so much to ensure educational development of the fatherland, saying that education is a vital tool by which the quality of life can be improved.
The Executive Secretary General of the organization, Comrade Adabara Abduljelil El-Okene and the Spokesperson EYPIM, Hon Adams Simpa King commended the President of the Ebira Peoples Association (EPA), Dr. AbdulRahaman Adeiza and Director-General of Protocol, Kogi State Government House, Pharmacist Mohammed Jamiu Asuku, for taking the burden to enrol no less than fifty indigent students for the West African Examination Council, saying that the effort is an evidence of their commitment to the educational development of Kogi Central Senatorial District.
The Secretary General, who also commended the administrator of Okene local government council, Engr. Muhammad Abdulrazak Ya-Muhamad for financing the enrollment of over two hundred candidates across schools in Okene and Adavi local government areas especially in the College of Arabic and Islamic Studies. He described Engr Ya-Muhammad as a leader who has set the pace for the development of a greater Ebiraland.
While reiterating the point that “no society in the world can develop or make significant progress without education,” Adabara Abdul El-Okene commended the leaders for taking a right decision. He thereafter challenged the beneficiaries to judiciously utilize the rare opportunity given to them by making a success of the WAEC examination next year.
According to El-Okene, “survey across the schools shows that over sixty four percent of students are yet to register for senior secondary school certificate examination due next year.”
He appealed that illustrious sons and daughters of Ebiraland should rise up to the challenge of supporting those in need of financial assistance to meet requirements.
Hon. Adams King advised other appointees not to wait until they hold sensitive positions before they could help others, urging them to always help in any little way they could.
According to Adams King, “the best way to show appreciation to your benefactors is by excellent performance in the forthcoming examination,” stating that they must also remember to help needy students when they are able to, in future.
He also called on the beneficiaries of the sponsored WAEC registration to shun cultism when they gain admission into higher institutions, saying that it makes graduation difficult and destroys their future.
He said that Pharm Asuku promised to do more in his capacity to encourage the human development of his people.