Joy in Kogi as Hon. Leke Abejide pays WAEC Fees for Constituents

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Member representing Yagba federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Leke Abejide, has paid West African Examination Council (WAEC) fees and administrative charges for all students across Yagba East, Yagba West and Mopamurio local government areas, Kogi state.

The payment covered students of private secondary schools in Yagba federal constituency.

Kicking off distribution of cheques to schools in Orokere Community Comprehensive High School, Mopamuro and God’s Grace Academy, Aiyeteju, Amuro on Thursday,  the Director General of Leke Abejide Foundation, Chief Shola Adebola commended the federal lawmaker for financing WAEC registration for the sixth consecutive year.

Adebola stated that Hon. Leke Abejide has been consistent in the payment every year and has never failed at any point.

He noted that Abejide has also relieved the parents of the payment yet again, despite the increase in WAEC fee by the examination board to N33, 000.

Adebola explained that Leke Abejide, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Customs & Excise, was even advised against paying the fee following the last year November 11 governorship election outing, but the lawmaker’s good nature will not allow him to do so.

“Education is a lifetime investment. The future is here and we have to build prospect for the young ones. This payment is not based on party or other affiliations but for all eligible students in Yagba to ensure a good standard of learning,” he said.

Hon. Leke assured the people that he will continue to pay for the WAEC fees, stressing that he was even willing to pay for Public schools as he had done in time past, but for the state government who bought into his good idea and decided to handle that of the public schools.

Leke, Adebola said eulogised the state government for taking over the payment of WAEC for public school, promising to support the state government in all facet that will entrench dividend of democracy to his people; but not becoming a member of the APC.

He enjoined parents who have children in the junior classes not to panic as the payment will always continue and will get to them as well.

He encouraged the students to focus on their academics and score good grades, stressing that he wants a better future for them.

“I want you all to be better than myself. Kindly read and pass.

“As a representative of the people, I will not rest in providing solutions to the needs of my constituency throughout my tenure in office.

Adebola said the Federal lawmaker loves giving because God has blessed him before attaining the office, and such, his gesture should not be used as yard stick to judge other lawmakers.

Some of the beneficiaries parents and students in their various remarks thanked the lawmaker for the gesture especially in the aspect of education, saying he has done excellently by craving a better future for the young ones. They prayed for Hon. Abejide, pledging their continuous support for him.

467 students from 27 privates schools in the Constituency benefited from the gesture.

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