.As he presents scholarship to over 336 students in 84 schools
From Debra Ajulo, Ilorin
Hon. Tunji Olawuyi, the member representing Ekiti, Isin, Irepodun and Oke-Ero Federal Constituency, said he has spent about N40m on stomach infrastructure since he was elected into the lower chamber since Nov. 17, 2018 to date.
According to the lawmaker, the sum would have gone into bettering the education system of the people of the constituency rather than providing rice and other items for his constituents.
Olawuyi made this disclosure when he presented scholarship awards to no fewer than 336 students across 84 secondary schools in the constituency under the Ajuloopin Education Initiative at his constituency office in Omu-Aran.
He said the cost of the scholarship is just a fragment of what he is spending or he has so far spent on stomach infrastructure but if he fails to do it, a lot of negative thoughts about him will be flying around.
“As a politician, there is a lot I have done that I cannot be saying here.
“My aspiration is to develop people, buying rice and other items is an act of Sadakah, that is what we call it in Islam and you must not be boastful about it.
“What can we do to make a mark as an elected member, we can’t be saying we have given rice to people as an achievement.
“Example of those things we can point to is what we are doing today.
“I will like to partner with teachers to help us identify deserving students for scholarships, I don’t know anyone of them but you know them.
“You teach them, they are your students, tell us how we can impact their lives” Olawuyi said.
The lawmaker pointed out that people should not see what he is doing as campaign for 2023 because it is still a far distance and it is only God who can grant one long life to witness the day.
“We have a mandate to serve you for four years, so, let us account for that first.
“This is a pilot programme, we may experience some lapses, I am sure those lapses can be corrected with your support and assistance, show us the way” Olawuyi told the teachers.
He told members of the All Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS), that he has plans to train their teachers on Information Technology (IT), who are to impact same on their students.
He called on the principals to advice him on what they want if his plan to train their teachers on IT is not their immediate need.
Olawuyi also informed the students and their principals how he intends to help them get materials that will make them pass their JAMB because a lot of the students he bought forms for last time failed the exam.
The lawmaker had earlier presented glasses to some of the beneficiaries of his free eye care at the Alofa of Ilofa, Oba Samuel Dada’s Palace in Ilofa, Oke-Ero local government area of the state.
The programme which started last Thursday ended with administration of drugs and presentation of glasses to some of the over 700 beneficiaries.
In his remarks, Allofa, thanked God for giving him and his people the kind of leader in Hon. Tunji Olawuyi, he showed appreciation for the tremendous work and kind gestures of the lawmaker towards his people since he was elected.
The monarch described the lawmaker as a special leader among leaders. He further encouraged the people to be patient and give him their full support.
Oba Dada said he is of the belief that the honorable member will deliver more dividends of democracy to the people of his constituency.
Hon. Bode Towoju, one of the political leader in Oke-Ero Local Government, also encouraged the people to be patient with the current government under Alhaji AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.
He said the governor has started well and he will continue to do his best to make life meaningful to the people of the state.
He thanked Hon. Olawuyi Ajuloopin for the tremendous work and assured the people of Oke-Ero that this is just a tip of the iceberg from the constituency office of the lawmaker adding that more meaningful projects are still coming.
The lawmaker while speaking at the event thanked Allah and the good people of his constituency for giving him the opportunity to represent them at the green chamber.
He said the free eye care is just a tip of the iceberg, he also assured that he is doing it for the betterment of the people is always on his mind.
Olawuyi said the free eye care came to his mind as a result of what he witnessed during his campaign.
“This is the second free eye care programme that we have concluded” Olawuyi stated.
News Hub Mag! recalls that in the lawmaker had in earlier in July sponsored over 150 students for the free eye care in Omu-Aran, the headquarters of Irepodun Local government area of the state.