April 16, 2024

Leadership By Example: How Tinubu Kick-Start Senior School Certificate Examination Fees Payment

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Leadership By Example: How Tinubu Kick-Start Senior School Certificate Examination Fees Payment

The story of how Secondary School Certificate Examination fees Payment started in 1999 has emerged.

Some months after I was sworn in as the governor of Lagos state, I, Bola Ahmed Tinubu went to see Alhaja Abibatu Mogaji Tinubu (My mum), on getting there, according to information gathered by our correspondent, All Progressive Congress’s Presidential flagbearer said, he met some people praying for her (Alhaja) while some are still waiting to see her, I asked her what was happening?

She said “They are all here because they want me to help them pay the NECO fees of their children in SS3”. I left her place saddened that evening.

The following day, I met with my cabinet members and after that, we made a pronouncement that the state government will be paying the NECO fees of all SS3 students in Lagos state public schools irrespective of their tribes and that stands till today~ Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. This philanthropical act has been in his blood said, Chief Adewale Adeogun, when our correspondent spoke with him about the man known as ‘Jagaban’.

Chief Adeogun further stated, what Asiwaju has demonstrated is exactly what we call leadership by example, which is worth emulating.

As we speak, number of states in the South-West replicated this gesture which was primarily promoted by late western sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo in the 60s.

It’s of course, no doubt that Asiwaju is following late Awolowo’s footstep, it’s our hope and believe, he delivers true dividend of democracy to the populace.

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