Daily Trust (Abuja)

24 January 2013

Nigeria: Education Trust Fund Advocated for Gbagyi Children

A special education trust fund to take care of the education of talented indigenous children of Gbagyi race has been advocated.

A former councillor at Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Mr. Charles Ogede, made the proposal at a maiden town hall meeting organised by AMAC chairman, Micah Y. Jiba, at Apo, Abuja.

Mr. Ogede regretted that many indigenous children are not educated due to lack of money, adding that such ugly incidents should be addressed to ensure the issue of human empowerment of indigenes.

He urged the six area councils to jointly organise the fund to achieve such purposes in order to assist students in schools. He said such assistance will develop the potentials of the indigenes so that they can take their rightful positions in the helm of affairs in the FCT.

Hajia E. Jumai said the council has not focused much on women empowerment and advocated for the establishment of women and youths empowerment acquisition centres.

She also called on AMAC authorities to re-double their efforts in clearing dirt from Apo community owing to the dirty nature of the place.

The traditional head of Garki, Alhaji Usman Ngakopyi, while hailing the chairman's achievements, pleaded with him to renovate the palaces of community heads so that they can perform their roles effectively.

Responding to their requests, the chairman assured them that he will continue to work for the people's interest, especially those at the grassroots.

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