14th December, 2010
As part of efforts to make sure that an average Nigerian child knows how to read and write, the Shomolu Local Government Area, LGA, and the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority LASTMA, have pledged their full support for the success of the project, â€œOne Child, One Book,â€ by the UTV media.
The programme is fashioned to help the children of the less privileged who cannot go to school.
The group has pledged to give out 10,000 uniforms, school sandals, books, and other learning materials to the less privileged in remote areas of the country.
According to the team head of the UTV Media, Mr. Femi Olabode George, there will be sales of tickets from Lagos to Abuja, which will be sold by volunteers from one village to another, andÂ the money realized from the salesÂ will be used to purchase these learning materials for the less privileged.
â€œWe are taking these programme basically to the poor children in villagesÂ who cannot go school all because they cannot toÂ afford learning materials. We want to help these children because we realise they are the future of Nigeria.â€ Mr. George told P.M.NEWS.
The Shomolu LGAÂ education supervisor , Hon. Lekan Peters, who pledged the support of the local government said, â€œour government will in various ways be doing all we can to support this programme to impactÂ knowledge in children.Knowledge is power and this group is helping the government to lift tthe burden.â€
Adeoye Adegoke, on behalf of the LASTMA has also pledged their support, ensuring that there will be free flow of traffic and easy passage for commuters all through the programme.