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Lawmaker disburses N6.25m to 250 indigent students in Badagry



Rep. Babatunde Hunpe, representing Badagry Constituency in the House of Representatives, on Friday offered educational support of N25,000 each to 250 indigent students in higher institutions.

Hunpe made the presentation at the inauguration of the Hunpe Educational Support Initiative in his Ajara, Badagry office, to kick-start the programme.

The lawmaker, represented by his Chief of Staff, Setonji Balogun, said the initiative was part of his campaign to help the indigenes who could not continue with their education due to lack of money.

“We are here to present cash of N25,000 to the first set of 52 indigent students who are schooling in different institutions in Nigeria.

“During my campaign, I promised to assist the less privileged to support them financially in their study.

“This is to give a sense of belonging to students of higher institutions in Badagry as a whole.

“The 52 students that collected the cash are those that are within, we have students that can not come around for the money, we will send it to them.

“We are starting the initiative with 250 students from different communities in Badagry.

“But, I can assure you that as my staff in the seven constituency offices are sending the list to me, I will be given them the money.

“This is just to give back to the society where we belong,” he said.

Hunpe said that he had set aside fund to support indigent students to complete their education.

“It is a pity that some parents can’t afford it; consequently, some students gain admission and opted out.

“I will not allow this to happen to them again,” he said.

Also, Mr Charles Krape, the Special Adviser to Hunpe on Education, said the initiative was to support the indigent students who intended to go further in their studies in higher institutions.

Krape said that the lawmaker had promised to support the indigent students through the educational support.

One of the beneficiaries, Mr Osumare Rilwan, a student of Mass Communication, Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, said the award would go a long way in assisting them.

According to Rilwan, the gesture will make it easy for the beneficiaries to pay their fees as freshers.

He thanked the lawmaker for his gesture, and prayed that God would continue to replenish him financially.

Edited By: Tayo Ikujuni/Olagoke Olatoye

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