Lawmaker registers 200 candidates for UTME in Ogun
The member representing Ijebu-Ode/Odogbolu Ijebu North-East federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Korede Osunsanya has registered no fewer than 200 final year secondary school students for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
In a statement by his media aide, Blessing Emetem, the move was one of his promises to his constituents.
The statement also added that 100 people including traders, artisans and small scale entrepreneurs benefitted from the non-repayable amount of money to boost their businesses.
Speaking at the event, Hon Osunsanya said he had always had it in mind to contribute his little quota towards the good of the society, by engaging in activities that would turn around lives of the people positively.
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He said it was a show of appreciation to the people who reposed that confidence in him through their votes that decided to give back to the society.
The lawmaker said that although he was elected on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, beneficiaries of the empowerment programmes were drawn across all existing political parties.
He promised to provide free bus service to convey students to and fro their respective schools in all the three local government areas of the constituency while pledging that the programme would be a continuous one.
In his remark, the Chairman, Ogun State Elders’ Advisory Council, Chief Olu Okuboyejo, said the event was not only unique but unprecedented in the history of the constituency.
The elder statesman said, “What KKO has done is another landmark which will improve quality of lives of his constituents and also enable indigent students who are willing to further their education pursue their lifetime ambition after acquiring university education”.