A non governmental organization operating under the aegis of Tajudeen Ibrahim Olesin Foundation has awarded scholarship to 21 indigent secondary school students in Ilorin, Kwara State.
The foundation will also pay the West African School Certificate Examinations (WASCE) fees for 21 students.
The beneficiaries of these gestures are the brightest of the students that partook in the summer school organised by the foundation.
The chairman of the foundation, Tajudeen Olesin announced the gestures during the closing ceremony of the summer school programme at Samsudeen LGEA primary school, Shao Garage area, Ilorin.
He said the gesture was his own contribution to human capital development, urging parents and guardians to strive to get their children and wards educated.
In his goodwill message, the father of the donor, Alh AbdulRaheem Olesin, expressed delight that the younger Olesin channels his meagre resources towards human and community development.
He noted that Olesin’s philanthropic gestures has manifested in the rehabilitation of Kankatu- Samsudeen road and awards of scholarships to indigent students as well as provision of computer and other teaching aides to Government Day Secondary School, Amule- Okelele among others.
Expressing appreciation, father of one of the beneficiaries of the scholarship, Mr Anafi, thanked Ambassador Olesin for his consistency testifies that another of his daughter, had benefited from Olesin scholarship in the past and she is now schooling in one of the Universities in the country. Anafi, pray unto God to spare the life of Ambassador Ibrahim Olesin, who he described as a great philanthropist.
The event was attended by the representative of the Emir of Ilorin, Alh Solihu Modibbo, representative of APC National Chairmanship hopeful, Salihu Mustapha, Alhaji Ambali Adebayo, two former commissioners in the state, Alh Sulyman Yusuf and Alh Musa Abdullahi and other distinguished personalities in the state and beyond.
In a brief sermon, the chairman of Sheikh Alimi Islamic Foundation, Dr AbdulKadir Solagberu, enjoined wealthy individuals to emulate Olesin by using their wealth to assist the less privileged members of the society.