By Thompson Yamput
The Wife of Kogi Governor, Hajiya Amina Bello on Tuesday inaugurated a school and clinic; she reconstructed and equipped for the Eika-Ohizenyi community in Okehi Local Government Area of the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the projects, solely financed by the governor’s wife Hayat Foundation, was part of celebration of her son’s 16th birthday.
The projects are Eika-Ohizenyi Community Clinic and Al-Dabiya Primary and Secondary School, also in the community,
Bello, while inaugurating the projects, challenged other privileged citizens to contribute their resources, no matter how little, to the development of their communities.
She lauded the vision of the founding fathers of the school initially conceived and operated as an Islamic school but later expanded to offer both Islamic and Western education.
Bello, a legal practitioner, said the projects signified special home-coming for her, noting that the clinic would run three days free medicare for residents of the community.
Thrilled by the joy and excitement of her people as a result of the projects, she narrated how she had always been inspired to make a difference in the lives of the people through selfless services and supports.
She commended her husband for providing whole-hearted support for the success of the projects, noting that he had been there for her and Hayat Foundation in all its undertakings.
She called on the youth to make themselves available in the service of the society, urging them to contribute their time and skills through community volunteering with a view to adding positive values to their environment.
Gov. Bello, who was also present at the occasion, lauded the efforts of his wife to change the fortunes of her people through the initiatives.
He also declared free education for pupils of the school as well as secondment of teachers to strengthen the man-power need of the school.
The governor revealed that his administration would ensure construction of the access road to the school in addition to the provision of a bus to facilitate academic activities in the school.
Responding, the Founder of the school, Mallam. Musa Usman, thanked the governor’s wife and her husband, Gov Bello, for transforming the school.
Usman, said that the students and staff of the school were very glad having a befitting school in the community.
Edited by Isaac Aregbesola