Ladi Adebutu, a former member of the House of representatives, has paid the school fees of over 50 Ogun State Students in Obafemi Awolowo University.
Mr Adebutu represented the Remo, Shagamu and Ikenne constituencies in the green chambers from 2015 to 2019.
According to the President of the National Association of Ogun State Students, Ajayi Oluwafemi, the Ogun state government has neglected its indigenes for so long.
“Ogun State Students have always been neglected by the State Government, it’s unfortunate that when they’re contesting, they are all over students promising to improve their welfare only to get there and do nothing.”
“It is of utmost happiness for me to see Hon. Ladi Adebutu do this great scheme for Ogun Students despite not being in power. It’s safe to say that Hon. Ladi Adebutu knows the value of education in nation building” Oluwafemi noted.
He also noted that about fifty students from Ogun State were able to pay their school fees on the last day of February with the intervention of Mr Adebutu
Meanwhile, the beneficiaries, who spoke with our correspondent on Sunday, expressed their gratitude to the former lawmaker.
A 300level law student, Adebayo Adeife, while expressing his delight at the scheme said, Mr Adebutu has “lifted a huge burden off Ogun State students and it calls for commendation amongst all in Ogun State”.
Another student, Oduyale Favour Adesola, studying Economics and Education, said her parents had lost hope on getting her tuition until the scheme was announced recently. “This is a great blessing and I am most grateful,” She told our correspondent.
Alaba Hafeez Adegbuyi, a 400 level student, appreciated the executives of the indigenous students’ association and the efforts of Mr Adebutu for helping him to complete his degree programme when all hope was lost.