**Distributes Cloths, Foods Items To 6000 Widows In Yagbaland
The member representing Yagba Federal Constituency in Kogi State, Hon. Leke Abejide has assured the people of his constituency that he will pay for the WAEC fee of all the students in his constituency; either in private or public schools.
The assurance was made on Wednesday by the Chairman of the Leke Abejide Foundation, Chief Shola Adebola; the foundation through which the lawmaker has been paying the WAEC Fees of students in Yagbaland since the past four years.
Chief Adebola spoke on the sideline of the lawmaker ongoing distribution of cloths and foods items to widows in the constituency, said the Inspite of the economic meltdown, the lawmaker has vowed to carry on the tradition of offsetting the WAEC fee of exiting students in the secondary schools.
He said, “This widow’s programe is one of the initiative of the Hon. Leke Abejide Foundation. It is an annual thing. It is the way of the lawmaker to give back to the masses. To give succour to the widows, less privileged, aged and handicapped people.
“By our preparation, 6,100 widows were targeted to benefit from the cloths and food distribution. But we have discovered that about 600 other women lost their husband in 2020. We now understand that we have about 6,800 widows in Yagba land. We have taken notice of this, and we will work with the figure in the subsequent programe.”
Speaking about the WAEC fees for students, Adebola said, “It is one of the cardinal point of the lawmaker to pay WAEC fee for the students of his constituency, this he had done way back before winning election to the House of Representatives.
“We are just waiting for WAEC to tell us the amount. We have collated the figures of SSS 3 students in both private and public schools in the constituency. And once the amount is announced by WAEC, we will pay.”
Adebola also enjoined the constituents to be of good cheers as the lawmaker is making efforts that will bring development to the area, “Feeder roads in the constituency will be opened up for farmers to transfer their goods. The lawmaker has captured N250m for Igbagun – Jege roads in the budget.”
He however debunked rumours that the lawmaker is planning to dump his party, ADC for the ruling party APC, “ADC is the credible alternative that will form government in the next dispensation, why will he now leave certainty for uncertainty. He (Abejide) has said it that wherever he will get projects and development for his constituency, he will go there. That is what he’s doing. Hon. Leke Abejide is not leaving ADC.”