Lepers Colony Residents Want Scholarship for Children

Residents of the Lepers Colony, Iberekodo, Abeokuta have appealed to the Ogun State government to give scholarships to their children to enable them to further their education.

The leader of the community, Mr John Odunawo made the plea when he led some residents of the colony on a courtesy visit to the state Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun.

Mr Odunawo who also urged the state government to rehabilitate the road leading to the colony commended the present administration in the state for not neglecting them through the provision of regular stipends.

Responding on behalf of the Governor, the Deputy Chief of Staff, Dr Toyin Taiwo said the state government would continue to be inclusive by ensuring that all citizens, irrespective of their status and physical conditions were not excluded in the scheme of things. 

Dr Taiwo gave the assurance that despite dwindling revenue and numerous issues contending for government’s attention, their welfare and well-being would not be neglected.

Bolanle Adesida

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