Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Women, pupils, others get Ejigbo LCDA's largesse

By Isaac Taiwo

IF the plan was that no group would be left out in celebrations marking 200 days of the Kehinde Bamigbetan administration in Ejigbo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Lagos State, then it worked quite satisfactorily.

All significant groups, whether men, women, school children, artisans, Community Development Associations, Co-operative Societies and others, were beneficiaries of the LCDA's gesture to mark the event.

Among the students was Okeke John who showered blessings upon Ejigbo LCDA for coming to the assistance of his parents by paying for his General Certificate of Education (GCE) fees.

He was one of the 485 beneficiaries.

"My ambition has been to read Banking, but having failed GCE once, my parents were hard up to pay my fees again before this opportunity came to help me get another chance. "I will ever remain grateful for this gesture," he said.

About 35 students were also tipped to enjoy the Ejigbo LCDA Internship Programme during which they would be paid N10,000, which would remove some burden from their parents.

As grateful also, were the 30 pregnant women in the Ejigbo LCDA who went home with free maternity packs.