- An Edo state lawmaker has shown extraordinary kindness to indigent students with disabilities by paying their WAEC enrollment fees in Benin City, Edo State
- Osaigbovo Iyoha, who is the Chief Whip in the State House of Assembly footed the bill out of goodwill for the disabled people of his state
- The kind and big-hearted lawmaker has been doing this year in, year out before and hopes that lack of funds does not impede the education of students with disabilities in the state
- He appeals to wealthy Nigerians and organizations to assist students with disabilities in the state of Edo
A member of the Edo State House of Assembly and the Chief Whip, Hon. Osaigbovo Iyoha, on Tuesday paid WAEC enrollment fees for indigent students with disabilities in Ihogbe College, Benin City, Edo State.
The representative of Oredo East constituency, handed the cheque for the students to the Principal of the School.
The lawmaker who has made this kind gesture a yearly ritual, noted that he is desirous to see that the issue of money does not truncate the education of the students with disabilities.
While promising to keep up with this yearly tradition, he said, “I see a bright future in you and as such, I am moved to see that this becomes a reality; that nothing, especially money, prevent them from realising it”.
“I am glad to hear that some of these students that God assisted me to help, are proud student in some higher institutions of learning today.
“I am also using this opportunity to appeal to well-to-do individuals or organisations within and beyond my constituency, to come and assist these students in this regard,” he stated.
The principal of the school, Mr. William Lyekeplolor while receiving the cheque on behalf of the students, stressed that he was moved by the gesture of the lawmaker.
The elated Principal said in his years of teaching and being a Principal, he has never seen an individual with this kind gesture.
Speaking, one of the beneficiary, Uzuakpondu Moses, a visually challenged person while appreciating the lawmaker, said his parents have told him not to bother about WAEC as there was no money yet. While he was thinking of how to raise money, he was told that someone is ready to foot the bill.
Another benefactor Speaking through an interpreter, Otoibhi Samuel, thanked the legislator for the kind gesture, He said he has been hearing about it and is happy to be a beneficiary.