Senator Tolu Odebiyi Foundation Gives 103 Indigent Students Scholarship

The Senator Tolu Odebiyi Foundation has awarded 103 indigent students of Ogun West Senatorial Scholarship awards.

The foundation was set up by Odebiyi, a Senator representing Ogun West Senatorial District and his wife, Mrs. Folasade Odebiyi to cater for the education of indigent students across the five local government areas of the Senatorial District.

At the third edition of the award ceremony, held at the Federal Polytechnic (FPI), Ilaro, 50 undergraduates were presented with scholarship award and brand new laptops while others received grants …

According to reports, these students also got new laptops.

The Federal Lawmaker speaking at an event stated that;

“I am doing this because it is an investment in human capital development of our people. Education is never a waste.

“I am trying to break the circle of poverty in Ogun West Senatorial District by equipping our future leaders with the necessary skills.

“I have no doubt in my mind that this scholarship scheme will inspire the beneficiaries and the youths in general to drive the necessary change that will lead to a sustainable development in the Ogun West Senatorial District and indeed Ogun State.

“Permit me to say that I am an irrepressible advocate of the educational advancement of the people of Ogun State, particularly Ogun West Senatorial District. This is premised on my conviction that human capital development plays a vital role in the long-term productivity and development of any society. That is why education has continued to attract the highest priorities in my scheme of things, as the Senator representing Ogun West Senatorial District at the 9th Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”,

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“Indeed, the payment of school fees, which could have naturally been a major constraint and distraction to these students, are being taking care of through the Tolu Odebiyi Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme”

Commenting on the selection process adopted by the foundation’s board, Odebiyi said that, “ your emergence, having gone through the painstaking screening and selection process, supervised by educationists of proven records and integrity, is an indication that our Senatorial District is blessed with highly industrious and exceptionally brilliant students”.

In his presentation, the Senator representing Ekiti North Senatorial District, Senator Adetumbi Olubunmi applauded the ingenuity of Senator Odebiyi, stating that the best empowerment remained educational intervention.

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