INSIDEMAINLAND – The Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Solomon Bonu, has paid the tuition fees of more than 350 newly admitted Badagry indigenes in all tertiary institutions in Lagos State.
In addition, about 25 other students who performed well in various disciplines, including five first-class students, also received special bursary payments as part of the education support grant from the Special Adviser.
Addressing the beneficiaries at an event held recently and tagged “Bonu Sanwo Tinubu Education Support Initiative”, the Special Adviser said the gesture was aimed at building a solid education foundation for Badagry indigenes.
Bonu said the initiative was in appreciation of the solid foundation laid by the National Leader of All Progressives Party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in advancing the education sector in Lagos State, especially the Education and Technology pillar of the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda.
In his words: “I benefited from Kiki Whenu bursary award when he was the Chairman of Badagry Local Government then. I received cash of N5,000 as bursary award during this period, used the money to buy many things for myself and I promised to emulate the gesture if l find myself in public office”.
“Y2020 was the first edition of this gesture where l promised that any student who performed excellently will also be rewarded in the next edition. Today, I am happy to report that, through our strict monitoring exercise, we were able to discover and reward more than 20 students that performed excellently well in their academics”, Bonu stated.
The Chairman of the Committee set up for the initiative, Dr. Paul Thovoethin said that the tuition fee payment by the Special Adviser cut across the three councils in Badagry.