1st September, 2015
Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, says he has concluded plans to build a resource centre in Agege, his constituency.
The resource centre, according to him, would cater for the training and empowerment of youths and women in the state.
Obasa said already, the piece of land that would house the centre has been acquired and the construction of the resource centre would soon commence.
The Speaker, who said this during the flag-off ceremony for his annual free GCE form distribution exercise, added: “this resource centre will have all the necessary modern information and communication technology (ICT) equipment and vocational training machines of different types and it will be responsible for training and empowering youths and women not only in Agege but also in the entire state.”
He said the aim of establishing the resource centre was to make youths and women self dependent.
“Our aim is to teach you how to fish rather than giving you fish to eat.
“By training and empowering youths and women, we are not only making them independent but also making them employers of labour,” he said.
Obasa stated that distribution of the GCE forms has been one of his educational development programmes aimed at assisting indigent students in realising their education ambition.
“We have been doing this since 2003 and this is the 12th edition.
“Annually the number of beneficiaries keep increasing. Last year, we gave out 100 forms.
“This year, we are giving out 200 forms and I want to assure you that the number will increase next year by the special grace of God,” he said.
He advised the beneficiaries to ensure that they study hard in order to pass the examination.
“It is when you excel in this examination that you encourage us to do more.
“I want to tell you that there are several beneficiiaries of this programme who are now graduates of various tertiary institutions in the country. These are the people you should emulate,” he told the beneficiaries.
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Professor Tunde Samuel, who was at the event, commended the Speaker for the gesture advising other elected and appointed politicians in Agege and the state to emulate him and contribute their quota to the development and growth of education in the state.
He also advised the beneficiaries to study hard and ensure that they excel in the examination.
A member of the House of Representatives for Agege Federal Constituency, Taofeek Abiodun Adaranijo; APC chieftain, Chief Safari Adaranijo; former Commissioner for Special Duties in the state, Dr Wale Ahmed; the Executive Secretary of Orile Agege Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Akeem Adeyinka; former Vice Chairman of the council, Joseph Sunday Babatunde and an APC chieftain in the state, Arc. Kabir Ahmed, all witnessed the event.