By Awayi Kuje, NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA
Nasarawa State House of Assemblyman Solomon Akwashiki has registered 170 students of his constituency for Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
Akwashiki, representing Lafia Central constituency, announced this during the flag-off of the JAMB free registration on Monday in Lafia.
He assured the students of admission for those that pass the JAMB examinations.
Akwashiki, who is also the the Minority Whip, said the gesture was born out of his desire to assist the indigent students of his constituency as well as to complement Gov. Abdullahi Sule’s efforts in the education sector.
He urged the students to stay committed to their studies in order to excel in their academic pursuits.
“You will recall that in the last two months, I have sponsored computer training programme for these students to enable them acquire computer skills and knowledge.
“During the training, I also promised to register JAMB for you and to get admission for you, once you get the JAMB cut off marks.
“Today, I still want to assure you that I will get admission for you once you excel in your JAMB by scoring the cut off points,” he said.
The lawmaker said that he spent N4.5 million on the project.
Akwashiki further encouraged the students to embrace computer training considering its importance to human and societal development.
Besides, he assured of his readiness to continue to provide purposeful and quality representation at the state legislature.
“By God’s grace, I will continue to put smiles on the faces of my people by initiating different policies and programmes that will have direct bearing on the lives of my constituents,” he said.
The lawmaker also urged the students and other people of the state to continue to support Mr Danladi Jatau, the Speaker of the state legislature, and the government of the day to succeed.
On their parts, Mr Tajudeen Hassan, DG, Garkuwa Campaign Team/SDP Stakeholder; Mr Abdullahi Mohammed, Director General, Solomon Akwashiki Campaign Organisation; and Muhammad Tanko, member Solomon Akwashiki Campaign Organisation, appreciated the lawmaker for the initiative.
They said that the gesture would go a long way in improving the standard of education in the constituency and the state at large.
They urged the students and other constituents to pray and support Akwashiki to succeed.
Speaking in an interview, Mercy Samuel and John Ovey, both beneficiaries, appreciated the lawmaker for the gesture and prayed God to bless him abundantly.
They promised to take their studies with seriousness, assuring Akwashiki of their loyalty and support to succeed. (NAN)