Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has commended the efforts of the UK-based Nigerian and Chartered Accountant, Mrs Ibironke Adeagbo, and her Foundation, IA-Foundation, towards generation of funds for the education of out-of–school children in Nigeria.
Osinbanjo’s commendation, which was conveyed in a letter, was read at Colliers Row, Essex, United Kingdom during a fundraising dinner organised by the Foundation.
It stated that the gestures would improve the children’s access to education.
Dr Dapo Williams, who represented Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, noted that the foundation was complementing the efforts of governments at home to build a better future for the citizens.
He added that no country could be expected to go far on the path of growth and development if it leaves a significant proportion of its population uneducated.
“The Commission is proud and supportive of the IA-Foundation, as no country can be serious with its future, if it leaves a sizeable number of its population uneducated,” he said.
Similarly, Mr Paul Nwokolo, represented the Nigerian High Commissioner to the UK, Ambassador Olusola Oguntade.
“The Nigerian High commission in the United Kingdom applauds the progress made in the enthronement of a broad learning culture which will in turn ensure successful accomplishment that guarantees full support for IA-Foundation in achieving its set goals,” he said.
The IA-Foundation is a UK-registered charity that seeks to reduce the number of ‘out-of-school’ children in Nigeria. It also empowers vulnerable Nigerian children and remove any obstacle preventing a Nigerian child from getting good education.
It is founded by Mrs Ibironke Adeagbo, a renowned chartered accountant in the UK.