- Rita Orji, a former member of the House of Representatives, said she is interested in promoting the education of her constituents
- The former legislator indicated that she has awarded 200 students from her constituency to study at Ibadan Polytechnic
- According to her, it hurts to see young men chasing cars selling tickets at the cost of their lives
Ajegunle, Lagos – Former Member of Parliament, Rita Orji, promised to continue to bring smiles to people’s faces, especially the Jerumi/Evolodon youth.
Lawful She stated that Orji, who represented the Federal Agroumi/Evlodon constituency during the 8th National Assembly, gave 200 students from her constituency to obtain National Diploma to study at New Polytechnic, Ibadan, for two years.
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The non-partisan program held on Wednesday, November 24 was sponsored by the Rita Odichima Development Foundation (RODF) and supported by the Abubakar Bukola Saraki Foundation (ABSF).
Orji, the founder of RODF, said she was inspired by the fact that education has the power to shake off foolishness and make one a better person in society, stressing that it pains her to see young people chase cars selling tickets at the cost of their lives.
“None of these young men are sons of elites and some of them are very bright young men. We chose to enable them to free their minds and make them better citizens who resist the urge to use politicians as thugs.
“We used to distribute sewing machines, tricycles, etc., but we found out that they sold them even in the place of the Empowerment Program. If we sponsor them through the school, they will mature to take on certain responsibilities which are the reason behind this initiative. We also decided to bear the financial burden for Their parents. Education can eliminate criminality and make our youth more responsible.”
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This event provided the residents of Ajeromi/Ifelodun the opportunity to benefit from a malaria program also sponsored by Orji and supported by ABSF.
Speaking about the initiative, Orji said that malaria is a threat to human life globally and Nigeria in particular.
“Not only did we give them medicines, but we also gave them healthy conversations about how to keep them healthy by keeping their environment clean so that the mosquitoes that transmit malaria don’t have breeding grounds.”
Former Senate President Bukola Saraki also supported Orji in the malaria programme, stressing that the executive arm of the government that should be concerned with the health status of Nigerians is dealing with this issue with urgency.
Saraki, who is represented by The Honorable Danladi Toby Olayono, a former member of the House of Representatives, said his passion for ensuring healthy Nigerians has made him a darling of the programme.
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“Malaria has killed so many people all over the world and especially in Nigeria, which is why the Abubakar Bukola Saraki Foundation and the Rita Odichma Development Foundation are doing it together. This is not the job of the legislature, but because the executive keeps it in a relaxed position, it must We come in. Most of our hospitals are not well equipped and there are no medicines there.
“We expect a change in lifestyle from this program and for people to learn to keep their environment clean. Saraki has always advocated for the elimination of malaria in Nigeria and we advise other distinguished Nigerians to collaborate on this commendable project,”
One of the grant recipients, Treasure Ukpabi, said the project would help them realize their dreams and relieve their parents of the financial burden of looking after their education, although she appreciated the former legislator for this kind gesture.
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She also promised not to disappoint her by taking her education seriously.
In his comments, Chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) of Ajeromi/Ifelodun Local Government, Matthew Abugnali, said that the former legislator has always had a positive impact on people’s lives, stressing that the program was special as it relates to very important needs. education and health.
“We thank her for choosing to provide scholarships to our children as well as for leading the campaign for the eradication of malaria in this area and not only in Ajeromi/Ifelodun because people from other local government areas are also here. We have been educated enough on how to avoid contracting the disease, and the need to maintain The cleanliness of our environment, even the medicines used to treat malaria and other necessary health conversations were introduced to us.”
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while, Lawful It was previously reported that Orji praised the guiding leadership of Governor Sei Makindi.
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She was reported to have said that the party no longer tolerated leaders who were there for their pockets.
She pointed out that the time has come for leaders who are not interested in sacrificing for the party to retire or forcing them to leave the party.
Source: Legit.ng News