The first class Emir of Nasarawa Local Government of Nasarawa State, Ibrahim Usman Jibrin has commended the member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Ari, for paying WAEC fees for 2,428 indigent public secondary School in his constituency otalling N33.9 million.
Speaking when the Lawmaker paid him a courtesy visit in his palace, Mr Usman-Jibril also appreciated Mr Ari for paying N100.000 each to the 18 students studying nursing from the area.
Mr Ari, representing Nasarawa/Toto Federal constituency of Nasarawa State at the lower chamber , said the gesture was to reduce the burden of school fees on their parents/guardians.
Mr Usman-Jibril, who noted that the health and physical wellbeing of the people was critical to the development of the country, said that every effort geared towards building human capacity in that direction deserved commendation.
“I want to commend you for giving adequate attention to the education sector by paying WAEC fees of students of our constituency.
“I also want to thank you for giving money to those studying Nursing and Midwifery in order to reduce the burden of school fees on their parents,” he said.
The royal father prayed and wished the lawmaker well in the discharge of his duties to his constituents.
Earlier, Mr Ari told the emir that the visit was to seek for royal blessings and supports to enable him succeed in the task ahead.
“I am also here to inform you that I have presented cheques of N33,992,000 to principals of public secondary schools of my constituency as SSCE fees for 2,428 SSS III students.
“I have paid N14,000 each as part of my determination to assist their parents in the payment of the WAEC fees, considering the importance of education to societal development.
“In the 2019 session, I also paid N100,000 each to the 18 students studying Nursing and Midwifery to complement their parents and government’s investment in their education,” the lawmaker said.
He assured the monarch and the people of his constituency of his continued desire to fulfil his campaign promises through execution of people-oriented programmes.