Daily Trust (Abuja)

19 January 2013

Nigeria: Sambo, Tambuwal Launch House Leader's Foundation

Vice President Namadi Sambo and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, yesterday in Abuja launched the Jokodolu Foundation to cater for the educational, material, emotional and developmental aids of orphans, widows and the less privileged in the society.

The foundation is founded by Leader of the House of Representatives, Mulikat Akande-Adeola, representing Ogbomosho North/South/Orire federal constituency, Oyo State.

Akande-Adeola said 'Jokodolu' which means waiting for 'God's Glory' was her family name and also represents her ancestral home; adding that the foundation has been existing since 2008.

She said the foundation started as an educational financial aid organisation for the indigenes of Ogbomosho, to provide financial assistance to students from disadvantaged families and has been expanded to accommodate orphans and widows.

Vice President Sambo, represented by his Senior Special Adviser, Senator Isaiah Balat, urged politicians to give back to the society who supported them to get to their political positions.

Speaker Tambuwal commended Adeola for her initiative as it has positively impacted on the lives of many in her constituency and the society and pledged the support of the House to the foundation.

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