..Laments fee hikes in Kaduna
By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
The immediate past senatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Kaduna State has dolled out over N10 million to settle the tuition fees for 100 Kaduna State’s Students especially those from poor background parents.
The PDP political topshot Hon. Lawal Adamu popularly known as Mr LA dolled out the money on school as tuition fees for yet another batch of over 100 students studying in various tertiary institutions across Kaduna State.
While presenting receipts as payment to beneficiaries, carefully selected from seven local govt areas of Kaduna Central Senatorial zone Mr LA
ensure that only students from less privileged homes benefitted from the scholarship.
Mr LA revealed that the program would be a routine exercise to contributing his quota towards the education of the masses, particularly the downtrodden.
He described the plights of students in Nigeria as frustrating due to exorbitant fees charged as tuition fees, calling on individuals and corporate organizations with financial capacities to support the education of the poor so nrdged gap said to existed between children of the poor and the rich for the interest of peace, unity and progress of the society.
The PDP chieftain stated that his passion and concern for an educated society informed his decision to embark on the gesture out his lean resources to support the underfunded students not ot be withdrawn from schools on account of non-payment of fees.
He pointed out that doing so would lead to cut-short the studies of several young men and women who are willing to read and become graduates, secure good jobs and advance the cause of a better Nigeria.
The PDP candidate in 2019 Kaduna Central Senatorial election expressed dismay at the unending hike in cost of education in higher institutions, particularly in Kaduna State under the present administration, describing the development as sad and capable of depriving children from poor background from accessing formal education, that would contributed in worsening the already bad security situation experienced across Nigeria.
“It is a time bomb, our policy makers are toying with in their hands if they continue to feign ignorance and pretend all is well with our youth.
“It’s not surprising that governments could not overcome rising and overwhelming insecurity situations in the country today because they have failed to address the root cause of the problem mainly due to the fact that their children school abroad.
“We must be proactive and be seen to be committed to improving lives of the people around us instead of paying lip service at workshops and public fora with no corresponding action to implementing measures suggested, ” he said.