Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello opened a school and clinic for the Eika-Ohizenyi community in the local government area of the state that had been rebuilt and furnished by his wife Amina Oyiza Bello.
Bello encouraged other wealthy residents to use their resources—no matter how small—to support the growth of their communities while launching the projects that had been funded by the governor’s wife through her favourite initiative, the Hayat Foundation.
The two initiatives were introduced to commemorate the first son of the governor, Hayatula Bello, who turned 16 and in whose honour the Hayat Foundation was established.
While inaugurating the projects – Eika-Ohizenyi Community Clinic and Al-Dabiya Primary and Secondary School, also in the community, the governor particularly lauded the vision of the founding fathers of the school initially conceived and operated as an Islamic school but later expanded to offer both Islamic and Western education.
In appreciation of the efforts of his wife to change the fortunes of her people through the initiatives, the governor declared free education for pupils of the school as well as secondment of teachers to strengthen the manpower need of the school.
He also revealed that the administration would ensure the construction of the access road to the school in addition to the provision of a bus to facilitate academic activities in the school.
On her part, the wife of the governor and founder of the Hayat Foundation, Amina Bello, said the projects signified a special homecoming for her, noting that the clinic would run three days of free medicare for residents of the community.
Thrilled by the joy and excitement of her people as a result of the projects, she narrated how she had always been inspired to make a difference in the lives of the people through selfless services and support.
She commended her husband, Bello for providing whole-hearted support for the success of the projects, noting that he had been there for her and Hayat Foundation in all its undertakings.
Amina Bello called on the youths to make themselves available in the service of society, urging them to contribute their time and skills through community volunteering with a view to adding positive values to their environment.