Ekiti State Gov. Donates to Special SchoolsThe Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Biodun Oyebanji, has fulfilled his promise to support special schools by personally donating N1.5m and numerous mattresses to three schools in the state.
The schools benefiting from this donation are the Government Special School for the Physically Challenged and Mentally Retarded in Ido-Ekiti; Government Special School for the Deaf, Ikoro-Ekiti, and Government Special School for the Blind, Ikere-Ekiti.
Dr. Olayemi Oyebanji, the governor’s wife, presented the cash and mattresses to each of the schools. She explainef that the donation was driven by compassion to ensure the well-being of students with disabilities in the state. Accompanied by some of the governor’s aides, Dr. Oyebanji’s visit was to assess the schools’ facilities and ensure the welfare of the special students.
The Ekiti State first lady encouraged the students to show gratitude to the current administration by being obedient and focused on their education. She also urged the teachers and staff of the schools to continue to show love and promised regular visits to ensure that proper attention was given to the students. Mrs Oyebanji assured the students that their welfare was a top priority for both the governor and the government of the state, emphasizing their special place in their hearts.
She reminded the students that they were special creatures of God with a purpose to fulfil, emphasizing the importance of their education in preparing them for a great future.The wife of the governor conveyed warm greetings from the governor and mentioned his upcoming visit, assuring the students that they would be regularly visited because they are seen as the governor’s children.
Mr. Yinka Oyebode, Special Adviser to the Governor on Media, acknowledged the governor’s immeasurable love for special students, highlighting the regular visits to special schools to make them feel included. Oyebode also disclosed that relevant ministries and government agencies were working tirelessly to address issues affecting the well-being of special students in the state.It is worth noting that Governor Oyebanji directed that cash and material gifts intended for his birthday be sent to the special schools last December.
During a visit to one of the schools last month, the governor requested an audit of the facilities, which was to be submitted to him. The donation made on Tuesday was aimed at addressing the shortage of mattresses in the schools.The principals of the special schools, Mr. Rasak Salami, Mrs Temitope Adu, and Mrs Bola Amogbonjaye, expressed their gratitude for the government’s gesture, stating that it brought smiles to the students’ faces.On the governor’s wife’s entourage were Mrs. Mary Omotoso, Special Adviser to the Governor on Community Mobilization and Mr. Patrick Oni, Director of Special Education Services among others.