By Omon-Julius Onabu
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debt, Senator Clifford Akhimiemona Ordia, has presented state-of-the-art furniture and several educational learning materials to pupils and staff of some primary schools in his Edo Central Senatorial District.
The educational materials influenced by Senator Clifford Ordia’s office for Usugbenu Primary School and Idinegbon Primary School, Edenu, both in Irrua, the administrative headquarters of Esan Central Local Government Area of Edo State include 50 sets of customised reinforced plastic school table and chairs.
Others were four sets of mathematically teaching kit and training ma as well as 1,760 exercise and 10 hardcover notebooks.
In the same vein, Ordia also put smiles on the faces of other pupils in his constituency as far as Esan South-East Local Government Area with Ohordua Primary School, Idumigun Primary School, Obeide Primary School and Ekoiyobhebhe Primary School also receiving Mathematics and English textbooks, as well as relevant novels and exercise books for pupils in primary one to three.
Speaking on his consistent support for young people, especially his decades of commitment to the growth and development of education in the country, he decribed education as the torchlight out of the tunnel of ignorance, adding that quality education remains the best legacy foundation we can give our children.
According to him, “This quote has always influenced my fervour for education and the different educational intervention projects I have attracted to Edo Central Senatorial District.
“It is my belief that these materials will help to arouse greater interest and upscale the educational performance of the pupils.”
He said the gesture was also a pay-back of sorts.
“I must not fail to thank Edo Central people for making me their choice to serve them. Together we can make a difference. I must say God has been the source of my strength and I will not stop in this accepted task of bringing development to my senatorial district.”