By O’star Eze
Members of Agba Development Union, ADU, Lagos branch have initiated an educational project tagged Vision 2030 with the aim of ensuring that every family in Agba village, Ekwulobia has at least one graduate before the year 2030.
This was done during the 2019 end of year party of the group which took place Sunday, December 8, at Swiss Park Garden, Green Field Estate, near Ago Palace way, Okota, Lagos.
Launching the project while leading the presentation of learning materials and cash prices to over 50 Agba children, the educational commissioner for the group, Honourable Emeka Ezekannagha harped on the need to give education priority among the villagers.
Ezekannagha stated that the initiative was borne out of the need to ensure that education took deeper roots in the village by providing education materials and other incentives to its indigenes as well as the village library. He went on to charge all the members present to look out for young Agba people with the zeal to study for possible scholarship.
In his words, “It is actually Vision 2020 meaning by the year 2020, every household in Agba village will have at least one graduate. We encouraged parents and guardians to train their wards before going into business. Blind ally businesses are not sustainable. One can be graduate before selling spare parts at Ladipo market. Adult education is also encouraged. ADU Lagos branch went further to grant university scholarship to Agba indigenes from poor families in order to achieve this objective. The testimonies are there for about four graduate and one in school.”
Earlier in his introductory speech, the chairman of ADU, Lagos branch, Chief Mike Maduka thanked members for making time to attend the event. He said that he was proud to be from Agba village given the level of unity, love and synergy that exists among them. He then thanked God for prospering and protecting ADU members and prayed for their safe entry into 2020.
Other highpoints of the celebration were the presentation of the book, Dad, after you left by the author, O’star Eze, a native of Agba too; introduction of a think home real estate initiative by Chief Christopher Okoye and children’s competition and dance time.