Governor Bello Supports Ebira Education Trust Fund With 300 Million Naira, Bags EYC Award.
Kogi state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has again restated the resolve of his administration’s to bring about comprehensive and sustainable development in the education sector.
Governor Bello made the pledge in a message to the first Ebira education summit held in Lokoja.
He said that it was through good education that the aspirations of the state and that of her people could be actualised.
The Governor explained that the 300million naira commitment he made to the trust fund would span a period three years.
Governor Bello who was represented at the event by his Chief of Staff, Pharm. Abdulkareem Mohammed Jamiu said his administration deemed it fit to establish the Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara as a suitable platform to create an enabling environment for education development in the state.
He said the new institution would train the youths and equip them to contribute meaningfully to the growth of the state and Nigeria at large.
Governor Bello affirmed that the funds gathered for the trust fund would be used to sponsor worthy and qualified Ebira sons and daughters towards attaining the peak of their academic pursuit.
According to him, a reputable Board of Trustee has been put in place to serves as a watch for accountability and proper utilisation of the fund.
The Governor charged the Ebira Youth Congress to go all out to preach against cultism, drug abuse and other forms of vices as a pathway to ensuring peace, progress and development.
He dedicated the award of administrative excellence conferred on him by the EYC to the memory of his late mother, Hajia Hauwa Bello whom he said inculcated every good virtue which he exhibits
In his opening address the President General, Ebira Youth Congress, Comrade Ateiza Aliu Obio said that it has become a reality globally that Government alone cannot fund education hence the need for Non Governmental Organizations to participate.
He assured that the Foundation would be open for every qualified individual to benefit from through a well structured and integrity proven modality that would ensure judicious use of funds.
The President General lauded the Governor for the establishment of Confluence University of Science and Technology asserting that such foresight would bring development to the region through the opening of many opportunities.
The Chairman of the occasion, Mr. Mamman Yusuf in his remark urged the youths to take full advantage of the opportunities made available by the trust fund and assured that the Foundation would ensure proper utilisation of funds at it’s disposal.