A former Lagos State Commissioner for Housing in Lagos State and the Olu-Omo of Igbogbo Land, Hon Adebimpe Akinsola has charged well-meaning Nigerians, especially politicians to remember their roots and give back to the society.

Akinsola, a former Member of the Lagos State House of Assembly made this remark during the distribution of free school uniforms and writing materials to pupils of primary schools in Igbogbo Community.

She stated that doing this will help to compliment government’s efforts towards delivering quality education to pupils in the State.

The former state lawmaker stated that, the free distribution exercise was her own way of giving back to her root and it has become a norm for her, whenever she celebrates her birthday every year.

‘This is a yearly ritual for me. I decided not to make my birthday celebration all about partying. I always want to touch lives and give back to the society, after which I will go to the Church and host my family and friends.’

‘This year’s celebration is peculiar because, I will be clocking sixty years in a few days. As an indigene of Igbogbo, I decided to go back to my alma mater, which is the Eleja Primary School, Igbogbo where I had my primary school education. I also gave uniforms and writing materials to AUD primary school, Igbogbo where I started my teaching career in 1981’, she added.

The train of the APC chieftain also visited the Methodist Primary School, Igbogbo where school uniforms and writing materials was also given to the pupils.

As a certified and chartered professional teacher before she retired to join politics, Hon Akinsola proved her mettle by giving brief motivational and success nuggets to the pupils at all the schools she visited.

She challenged the pupils to work hard, focus on their education and become successful in their chosen career or professions.

Corroborating Hon Akinsola’s position, Mrs Sidikat Aroyewun, a relative of the celebrant also called on prominent people in the society to rise up to compliment government’s effort towards delivering qualitative education to the citizenry.

According to her, apart from giving out uniforms and writing materials, other well-meaning Lagosians can give several other items to support vulnerable public school pupils in the State..

One of the beneficiaries of the school uniforms and writing materials, Miss Sunday Favour, a primary six pupil of the AUD primary school was full of appreciation and prayer for Hon Akinsola for assisting her and her school mates with the materials.

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