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Osun Lawmaker, Ogunkanmi Pays UBE Levy For Ayedire Students



As part of his efforts to make education accessible for youths in Ayedire State Constituency , Deputy Chief Whip of Osun State House of Assembly, Hon. Gbenga Ogunkanmi paid for ten students that couldn’t afford to pay for Universal Basic Education levy.

Ogunkanmi, who represents Ayedire state constituency in the parliament had earlier expressed his desire to improve and promote education in his constituency.

Hon. Ogunkami in a media chat with newsmen emphasized on the importance of education in the society saying “ education gives knowledge of the world around us and changes it into something better.

“It develops in us a perspective of looking at life. It helps us build opinions and have points of view on things in life.” He added.

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Recall that Hon. Gbenga has extended scholarships to 20 students in his constituency at Government Technical College, Iwoas a way to eradicate poverty in the society.

During the last school visitations by the members of Osun House of Assembly to ascertain covid 19 compliance,Hon Gbenga Ogunkanmi was briefed that some of the students couldn’t afford to pay Universal Basic Education levy.

Hon Gbenga Ogunkanmi, however, on Friday paid for 10 students, the best 3 students were picked to encourage them and the rest of the class,while the remaining 7 slots were given to those that needed the money most as a privilege.

The name of students who benefited from the kind gesture of the lawmaker includes, Ayodeje Nafisat, Rhaseed Alimot, Rafiu Sodiq and others at Community high school Kuta, in Ayedire Local Government.

Speaking, the Principal of the school, Oranola Adeyemi commended Hon.Ogunkanmi for the positive impact on the life of the students.

He charged the lawmaker not to relent in his impactful program to his constituents and Osun at large.

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Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.