Wife of Nigeria’s Kwara State Governor, Omolewa Ahmed on Monday said that she would take full responsibility for the education of some 30 indigent primary school pupils in the state.
The First Lady disclosed this in Malete while flagging off the “Adopt a Child to School” programme promoted by her organisation, LEAH Charity Foundation.
While the pupils would remain with their parents, the foundation would take responsibility for their primary school education. The First Lady also added that the gesture was aimed at complementing the free and compulsory primary education policy of the state government.
“We are concerned about the future of our children because we believe that grooming them today will ensure a better society that we all crave for tomorrow”, she said.
Omolewa Ahmed said that the beneficiaries of the scholarship were orphans and children of the less privileged in different public primary schools in the area.
She assured that a similar gesture would be extended to other communities in the state and urged wealthy individuals in the society to support the needy in their communities to complement the efforts of the government.