BY STEPHEN AGADA
Forty Junior Secondary School students from Ado-Odo, Local Government in Ota, Ogun State have received N4,000, 000 scholarship endowments from Dufil Prima Foods, makers of Indomie noodles.
The beneficiary schools were Iganmode Grammar School, Ansar-Ru-Deen Comprehensive College, Iju Ebiye High School and Sango Ota High School, all in Ota.
A scholarship fund of N100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) each was given to the ten best students in JSS 3 in these schools based on the result of the last promotion exams conducted by the schools.
The Group Public Relations and Events Manager for Dufil, Mr Tope Ashiwaju said the gesture is in line with the company’s commitment to empowering the Nigerian child through education.
Ashiwaju said that the gesture was necessitated by the need to boost the quality of education and to safeguard the future of the country.
He said education is the bedrock of any development, adding that for a country to grow, there is a need to invest in the educational sector. ”
‘Dufil Prima Foods is constantly searching for ways of improving the lives of our people both in the host community and in Ogun State in general,” he said.
Ashiwaju explained further that the social responsibility philosophy of the company is regarded as a strategy that not only improves lives but also provides a friendly environment that encourages productivity.
‘CSR is how we colour the lives of people and communities around us.’ Ashiwaju said.
In his remark, the Vice Principal, Iganmode Junior Grammar School Ota, Mr Ismail Salako applauded Dufil for their faithfulness towards social responsibility every year.
He said the need to invest in quality education cannot be overstated as it is synonymous with productivity and building a better society.
In appreciation of the gesture, Oloruba of Oruba Ota, Oba Wadudu Ajani Dehinde who commended Dufil for always filling the development gaps in the communities, applauded the gesture granted by Indomie to the students in accessing quality education.
‘It is indeed an intervention to promote good quality education, this will go a long way in boosting the morale of the students and also serve as a motivation to others,’ he enthused.