Tinubu’s Wife Donates 50,000 Notebooks to Kogi Students

Tinubu's Wife Donates 50,000 Notebooks to Kogi Students

By AmforGod J. Olisa

Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the First Lady of Nigeria, has generously donated 50,000 notebooks to public primary schools in Kogi State through her “Renewed Hope Initiative.” The distribution event took place on Thursday at the Glass House, Government House Lokoja, and was led by the wife of the Kogi State Governor, Hajia Sefinat Usman Ododo.

Hajia Ododo expressed her gratitude to the First Lady for her dedication to educational development and the empowerment of children in public schools across Nigeria. She praised Mrs. Tinubu’s visionary leadership and passion for ensuring quality education for all, describing the initiative as an inspiring example worth emulating.

The Kogi governor’s wife pledged to continue supporting and emulating the First Lady’s efforts, highlighting that the notebooks are being distributed across all 36 states of the federation. She also urged the people of Kogi to support her husband in elevating the state’s progress.

Hajia Ododo reaffirmed the governor’s commitment to improving the quality of education in Kogi. She encouraged the pupils to take their studies seriously and called on stakeholders to ensure the fair distribution of the notebooks across public primary schools in the state.

State Commissioner for Education, Mr. Wemi Jones, commended the First Lady for her generous contribution to Kogi’s educational development. He emphasized that providing educational resources is the most sustainable form of assistance, noting that Governor Ododo’s administration is committed to meeting the educational needs of Kogi’s children.

“We are indeed very grateful to the wife of the President for this gesture, as education is the bedrock of any development,” Jones stated. He assured that structures are in place to ensure the notebooks reach the intended beneficiaries and reaffirmed the administration’s commitment to free education at both basic and secondary levels in public schools across the state.

The Commissioner highlighted that the state government covers all exam fees for internal and external examinations at these levels, emphasizing the administration’s dedication to advancing education in Kogi.

Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Fatima Momoh, also expressed her appreciation for Mrs. Tinubu’s efforts to improve education standards in Nigeria. Mallam Salihu Usman, Chairman of the Forum of Education Secretaries, speaking on behalf of the Education Secretaries in the state, promised to ensure fair distribution of the notebooks.

The event’s highlight was the official flag-off of the notebook distribution by Kogi’s First Lady, who handed over the notebooks to the Commissioner for Education for distribution to pupils across the state.


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