- The school requests the help of the vice-president to repair the dilapidated building, equip the scientific laboratory
A group loyal to the Vice President, the Osinbajo Grassroots Organization (OGO), has called on young Nigerians, especially students, to keep faith in the future of the nation by embracing the virtues of patriotism and loyalty.
The national leader of the group, Mr. Sylvanus Foluso Ojo, delivered the charge on Wednesday while addressing the students of the government secondary school , Gurku Mararaba in Nasarawa State.
OGO was at school to interact with students to inspire them on patriotism and loyalty as part of Nigeria 200th anniversary of independence.
Ojo noted that the greatness of Nigeria will only be realistic when the citizens do not turn away from contributing their quotas to the development of the nation.
“All other developed countries in the world have had their fair share of the development challenges facing our nation today. If their citizens had stayed away or lost faith in their country, there would have been no one to build these nations we now struggle to resettle in today.
“We must also believe in the future of this country by being patriotic and faithful to its cause in order to build a nation of which everyone will be proud” , he said.
The OGO leader reaffirmed the group’s vision to promote the ideals of the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, exemplified by loyalty, professionalism, patriotism, strength of character, national unity, tolerance and selfless service, among others. .
“We have a duty to v We, and the generations that will come after you, to reaffirm, as the Vice President has always warned, that the weight of this country rests on your shoulders. yourself and believe in this nation,” Ojo noted.
Speaking earlier, a member of the delegation, Mr. Remi Adebayo also warned the students not to wait until they grow old to take responsibility for the good of the nation.
“I remind you that corruption, a deadly virus that gives rise to most of the diseases facing nations, especially our own , is not just limited to adults and it is not just about stealing money. the student who cheats to pass the exams is corrupt, and he or she will probably rob the nation in the future; a student who joins the cult is corrupt and will likely turn violent tomorrow; a young person who violates the rules of the road or fights is dangerous for his relation, the others and the community. So know that you are not exempt if this country needs to be bigger.
“TO 62, Professor Osinbajo tells you to trust Nigeria, and he asks you to support your leaders, including your parents, siblings, teachers, friends and others to do only the right things by obeying the law and respecting our nation,” Adebayo said.
The highlight of the event was the presentation of N20,000 support in cash to Paul Abang, an SSS 3 student who won a financial prize when the group visited the same school at 20.
Similarly, the prefect of the school, Pita Philip also returned home with an N 10, donated by the group for its brilliant definition of “patriotism” and, similarly, has been adopted as the group’s ambassador to the eco the.
Mean while, SS1 student Maryam Zubairu was also awarded N 10, for his courageous efforts in trying to answer the question.
The OGO also distributed the Nigerian flags to all the students as an emblem of patriotic reminder and respect to the nation during the visit.
“American citizens are so in love with their flags as a point of connection with their country. imbue this gesture so that whenever we see this flag it will always remind us of the obligation we owe to Nigeria on the imperative to be patriotic and loyal to it,” Ojo said.
In her reaction, the visibly excited principal of the school, Ms. Gladys Naphtali praised the group for carrying the message to the school and its students at the good time.
“You don’t know how much you have done and what seed has been sown in their hearts and how far it will go. I am happy and I can tell you that it was worth the time we stayed listening to you.
“I believe that with messages like that, the hope of raising responsible leaders will become easier when we continue to stick together to insp get our children to believe in our country for the sake of Nigeria. “
Mrs. Naphtali, however, appealed to the vice president to help the school complete its dilapidated building and equip its science laboratory.
“Let me take this opportunity to appeal to our dear Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, to kindly help so that we can rehabilitate this dilapidated building and equip our scientific laboratory.
“We know he loves education and we can add to his many other good deeds if our advocacy can l ‘achieve,’ said the principal.