Tinubu donates $20,000 to Nigerian students in UK
Senator Oluremi Tinubu (APC, Lagos Central) has donated $20,000 (about N320,000) as ‘hard-ship fund’ to Nigerian students in the United Kingdom.
Senator Tinubu, a former First Lady of Lagos state announced the donation in London over the weekend while receiving an award for “outstanding contribution to education and empowerment in Nigeria” bestowed on her by the Association of Nigerian Academics, UK (ANAUK).
She said the money was meant to assist students facing financial problems in their studies. Qualifying students would be assisted with up to £200 to ameliorate minor problems such as purchase of books, according to the president of ANAUK, Adedamola Aminu, who explained to Daily Trust that modalities for the fund would be spelt out in due course.
Senator Tinubu, who said she felt emotional and humbled by the award, urged Nigerians at home and abroad to join hands to make the country a better place for all, stressing that the problems bedeviling the country were surmountable.
She however lamented on Nigeria’s grim statistics on human development index which showed worsening poverty, crime, corruption and unemployment situation especially among the youth, and warned that leaving the problems unresolved was a time-bomb.
In his speech, ANAUK president Councilor Adedamola Aminu who is also the acting Mayor of London Borough of Lambeth said the foundation of every great nation is the education of its youth, and pledged the readiness of the association to support the efforts of federal, state, and local governments in Nigeria in finding solutions to problems affecting the delivery of quality education in the country.