Senator representing Oyo North, Senator Abdulfatai Buhari on Thursday disbursed cheques for the payment of West African Examination Council (WAEC) fees for 600 secondary school students in his constituency.
Senator Buhari, who is Chairman, Senate Committee on ICT and Cybercrime, also presented a bus to the Federation of Oyo state Student Union FOSSU National.
The gesture came under the Senator Buhari Educational Support Scheme.
Senator Buhari who was represented at the event by Alhaji Rasaq Gbadegesing said he is poised to invest in the future of the younger generation through education and other activities that will boost their morale in pursuing a worthy future.
The event which was held at Ogunlola Hall Oja Igbo Ogbomoso had in attendance State Zonal, local executives of the NIgerian Union of Teachers.NUT, ANCOPPS and others
In his address, the state commissioner for Education Professor Joseph Olowefela lauded the Senator for supporting the state government on education.
Olowofela who was represented by the local inspector of Education in Ogbomoso advised the pupils to focus more on their studies because “your future is in your hand and the only way you can have a better future is when you do not allow material things to overwhelm your dream.”
In his brief lecture, an Educationist, Mr Moses Ogunniyi charged parents to strive for the best education for their children. According to him, “apart from education , parent should strive hard to instill discipline and fear of God in the children, their background and upbringing matters a lot in life”
A parent of one of the beneficiaries, Abdulyekeen Mariam, said “Senator Buhari’s education initiatives will go a long way in relieving us and helping our student to move forward. Unlike some politicians who give cutlasses and guns to the youths, Senator Buhari is helping them to secure a better future. One of my sons who benefited from his educational support program in 2005 when he was a House of Reps member is now a graduate”.
Also Zonal Chairman NUT Ogbomoso Zone Comrade Adaramola Sunday described the initiatives as an investement that will assist the younger ones in their future endevour.
State ANCOPPs Chairman Mr Aremu Emmanuel while comending the Senator said Oyo state is lucky to have Senator Buhari.