Determined to put a stop on school pupils getting cold during this rainy season, a Non-Governmental Organization, Third-Estate has donated all season sketcher shoes to selected schools in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State.
Making the presentation at the Annual General Meeting, AGM, of the group in Ilorin Emirate, the President of the association, Bolaji Nagode said the gesture apart from being a morale booster to the students, was also geared towards unifying the councils within the Ilorin Emirate.
Mr Nagode said: “With supports from Assist International, Ripon, California through Lanre Gidado, Third-Estate presents the Skechers shoes to the selected schools in Moro Local Government to protect students during the raining season and for exercises.
“It is also a symbolic gesture to the people of the community that all local governments in Ilorin Emirate are in one spirit of equity, justice and fairness in politics and economic development.”
Speaking on the activities of the association in the last one year, Mr Nagode said: “We have commenced free medical outreach for elderly people in the communities and initiated Skills acquisition programmes in ICT through credible IT learning centres.
“We also have a plan to sponsor young graduates to acquire skills in Solar PV Installation and maintenance as part of creating self-empowerment job opportunities for the youths.”
The President also disclosed that a data base program on eminent personalities from Ilorin Emirate who contributed to the growth and development of the community and Nigeria is being conducted by Image Merchants Promotion Limited, a reputable PR firm in Abuja.
Speaking on behalf of Good Friends of Moro People, Raji Mohammed expressed gratitude to Third-Estate for the donation and its various activities in supporting youths’ empowerment and skill acquisition programmes.