500 students, others benefit from free uniforms, machines in Ilorin

Date: 2019-01-06
The Ilorin Emirate Youth Development Association (IEYDA) on Sunday distributed free school uniforms to over 500 students selected from the five Local Government Areas of the Emirate Council.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the association also empowered people with brick-making, shoe-making and grinding machines as well as cash, among others.

The items were distributed in Ilorin during the Annual Empowerment Programme and Secretariat Fund Raising of the IEYDA.

In his remarks, the acting Director, Centre for Community Development, Kwara State University, Mr Lawal Olhungbebe charged community associations to always partner government in ensuring progress and development at the grassroots.

According to him, there cannot be any meaningful development without a synergy between community development associations and government.

Olohungbebe commended the Ilorin Emirate Youth for the initiative and implored others to emulate them to address the rate of poverty in the society.

Earlier in his remark, the National President of the association, Alhaji Babatunde Salaudeen, said that the empowerment programme was targeted toward uplifting and empowering the people of Ilorin Emirate to reduce poverty level in the society.

On the forthcoming general elections, the IEYDA president urged candidates and their supporters to conduct themselves peacefully and decently.

He also urged youth to be law abiding at all times and not to be used as agents of destruction by unscrupulous politicians.

The National Publicity Officer of the association, Alhaji Uthman Jagunma, noted that the IEYDA had impacted positively in the lives of thousands of people within and outside the Ilorin Emirate, through community development service, result-oriented and humanitarian services.

Jagunma, therefore, applauded those who contributed positively to the growth of the association, charging them to sustain the tempo for the development of the state. (NAN)



Cloud Tag: What's trending

Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.

Lanwa     Al-Ilory     IFK     Modibbo Kawu     Sulyman Buhari     Oyelere Oyinloye     Clara Nwachukwu     Muhammadu Gobir     Saadu Yusuf     College Of Education     Bello Bature     Mohammed Abduraheem     AIT Ilorin     Shagari     Ilorin East/South Federal Constituency     Economic And Financial Crimes Commission     Sebastine Obasi     Durosinlohun Kawu     National Pilot     Gbugbu     Kwara Hotel     CBT     Patigi Regatta     Amuda Musbau     Bayo Ajia     Magaji Are     Bayo Onimago     2017 Budget     Salake     Gabriel Fashanu     Ishola Balogun Fulani     Iqra Books     Ibrahim Labaika     Pius Abioje     NSCIA     Oke-Oyi     Maigida Soludero Transit     Anilelerin     Isapa     Vasolar Consortium     Olatunde Olukoya     Femi Ogunsola     Emmanuel Bello     Afonja Descendants Union     Mufutau Gbadamosi Esuwoye     John Dara     Shehu Alimi Foundation     Garba Ado Sanni     Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq     Solomon Edoja     Kayode Issa     Village Alive Development Association     Ilota     Yusuf Olaolu Ali     Suleiman Abubakar     Belgore     Abegunde Goke     Mamatu Abdullahi     Kola Bukoye     Abdulrasheed Na'Allah     Diagnostic Centre     Isin     Baaziki Sulaiman     Elections     Olokoba Abdullahi Ayinla     Harmony Holdings     Idris Garuba     Abubakar Baba     Obuh     Innocent Okoye     Saadu Gbogbo Iwe     Kale Belgore     Kwara State Government     Oko-Erin     Yeketi     Bashirat Bola Bello     College Of Arabic And Islamic Legal Studies