Bolanle Ambode, wife of Lagos Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has distributed shoes and socks to 175 pupils in state-owned primary schools, a statement from the government said. The statement claimed 175,000 are to benefit from the distribution, done under the auspices of Hope for Women in Nigeria Initiative, HOFOWEM, the first lady’s pet project.
Bolanle Ambode was said to have visited the Central Primary School, Oba Akinjobi Ikeja, on Monday, one of the centres where the school kits were given to pupils.
“You remember that when we launched “Project Bright Steps” for school pupils in September last year, I promised that HOFOWEM will distribute to all pupils in primary 1-3 in Lagos State primary schools. The total being 175,000 pupils and the distribution is what we are doing in five centres across Lagos beginning from today.
“Other major distribution Centres cover all the five Education Districts, They are: Agege LGA Secretariat; St Agnes Nursery and Primary school complex, Maryland; Education District 4, Yaba; LGEA Secretariat, Ojo; and LGEA Secretariat, City Hall (Holy Cross).”
She appealed to the pupils to listen attentively in class; dress neat and smart to school; read their books; obey and respect their teachers; to always wash their hands and not join bad gangs. She prayed for God’s guidance and protection at all times.