Sen. Shehu Sani has inaugurated a foundation, “Go to School Support Project”, to cater for out-of-school and children with disabilities.
Sani, a former senator representing Kaduna Central, unveiled the foundation at the School for the Deaf on Friday in Kuje, Abuja.
He said his desire to touch the lives of the vulnerable in the society, particularly children, led to the establishment of the foundation.
Sani also donated items ranging from office equipment, mattresses and other forms of beddings to kitchen wares to the students and management of the school.
“Two weeks ago, I was here to familiarise myself with the school.
“It is part of my passion, principle and conviction to come to the aid of people with special needs.
“To sustain the actualisation of this passion, I decided to establish a nationwide programme called ‘Go to school Support Project.’
“The project focuses on out-of-school children and children affected by insurgency and banditry across the country.
“We are also targeting children in rural areas who have no access to education,” he said.
Sani said it was high time government and relevant stakeholders prioritised education.
He said until that was done, Nigeria would continue to grapple with insecurity and economic challenges.
“Education is the solution to economic problems, security challenges and other problems we face as a people.
“We are faced with so many challenges because we failed to educate the children of the poor.
“Today, those children we fail to educate are coming after us and making life unbearable for us,” he said.
Receiving the gift items, the management of the School for the Deaf thanked the lawmaker for his kind gesture.
They commended his concern for the less privileged, adding that his show of love was overwhelming. (NAN)