By Olusegun Folarin

The Nigeria Customs Service has encouraged the residents of border communities to spare no efforts in ensuring the educational progression of their children and wards as Ogun One Area Command collaborates with a Non-Governmental Organization, NGO, to offer educational materials to pupils.

The Ogun Area Command of the Nigeria Customs in collaboration with the NGO, Teach for Nigeria supported 100 primary school pupils, selected from 5 schools in Idiroko axis of Ipokia Local Government Area of the State with school uniforms and educational materials.

Addressing the people at Idiroko during the presentation of the items, the Customs Area Controller, Mr Ahmadu Shuaibu expressed optimism that the gesture would enhance the pupils’ access to learning and urged the parents and guardians not to relent in encouraging the young ones to acquire knowledge.

Mr Shuaibu, who was represented by the Deputy Comptroller Administration, Mr Charles Ogunesan congratulated the beneficiaries of the initiative and also applauded the NGO for making such a great impact.

In a remark, The Ipokia Local Government Education Secretary, Alhaja Ireti Oduntan commended the collaborative efforts of the Nigerian Customs Service and the NGO towards uplifting the learning condition of the pupils.

Speaking on behalf of other beneficiaries, A primary 5 pupil of Community Primary School, Igbo Adigun, Hunnesi Florence appreciated the donors for supporting them with a set of uniforms and writing materials, including books, stationeries, chalks and whiteboard markers for the use of selected schools.

The event was witnessed by the management team of Ogun One Area Command of Nigeria Customs Service, representatives of the Department of State Security, members of education administration boards, head teachers of various schools, parents and representatives of Idiroko youths among others.

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