In line with Omoilu Foundation’s commitment to help brilliant but indigent Students achieve their dreams, the Senator Buruji Kashamu inspired Omoilu Foundation has paid the school fees of 4 indigent students in Ogun State amounting to N590,000 (Five Hundread and Ninety Thousand Naira).
Presenting the cheques to the beneficiaries in Ijebu Igbo at the weekend, the coordinator of the Foundation in Ogun State, Mr. Leke Shittu, said Senator Kashamu is of the opinion that qualitative education is a necessity for nation building.
He pointed out that the lawmaker has not only been sponsoring life-changing bills that would attract good governance to his constituents, he has also been using his hard-earned resources to assist the children of the poor to get quality education.
According to Shittu , helping brilliant but indigent students pay their school fees is one of the reasons why the philantrophic organisation was established by the lawmaker over a decade ago.
“Omoilu Foundation was established mainly for the purpose of assisting the less privileged in the society, Senator Kashamu realized long time ago that the best form of empowerment to the youths is giving them quality education.
“Senator Kashamu knows that the government can’t do it alone, that is why he has been spending his hard-earned resources in assisting brilliant but indigent students. What is the essence of having many tertiarty institutions in this country when the children of the poor in the society won’t be able to attend because their parents can’t afford to pay their school fees,” he said.
One of the beneficiaries, Master Senkoya Olumide who is a graduate of law from Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) Ago Iwoye, thanked the lawmaker for making it possible for him to attend law school.
“I graduated from Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) in 2017, after five years at the University, law School is next and i have been moving from one place to another trying to raise the required amount to proceed to the law school. After trying in vain for months, a friend adviced me to write a letter of assistance to Omoilu Foundation, on getting to Ijebu Igbo, i saw a lot of people waiting to see Senator Kashamu. I submitted my letter and wanted to leave with the intention of checking back the following day, as I was about to take my leave, one of the women waiting to see the lawmaker adviced me to wait and see him before i leave.
“When he finally arrived, Mr. Shittu presented my letter and that of others to him, and after going through them he directed him to issue a cheque of N290,000 (Two Hundred and Ninety Thousand Naira) to me and also gave me N30,000 (Thirty Thousand Naira) as my transport fare to Abuja. I still can’t believe I am heading to the Law School. I never knew i could make it to the Law School this year. It is difficult to come by a kind-hearted man like Senator Kashamu in Nigeria of today. God will grant his heart desires. He will live for many more decades by the special grace of God,” he said.
Others are Sulaimon Adesegun, a 200-level Accounting Student, also of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Miss. Akinyera Sukurat of De Potter College of Health Technology Ijebu Igbo and Adekunle Oguntayo of the Banking and Finance department of Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH).