In commemoration of this year’s World Tourism Day, chairman of Epe Local Government in Lagos State, Princess Surah Olayemi Animashaun has awarded bursary to indigent students in various tertiary institutions.
At the event, which is first of its kind, different cultural festivals were displayed. Most importantly, Kayokayo and Ebi festival thrilled the audience.
Animashaun tasked the indigent students to utilise the bursaries effectively consider them as an opportunity to lay good academic foundation.
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She said: “Epe is blessed with rich culture, vast lands, diverse natural resources, aquatic abundance, skillful artisans all within a peaceful community and it will be a shame to see this all go to waste.
“If we do not take calculated steps to harness and develop the resources at our disposal or tell our own stories through rich cultural exchanges such as festivals and the likes outsiders will come in, do it for us, benefit and take credit for it while we remain onlookers on the sidelines.”
“Great things are in the work and as we speak, the word out there is that Epe is the best place to be an invest in within Lagos. Therefore, I urge the good people of Epe not to stand idle or turn their backs on the growth that is coming to us.”
She reaffirmed her administration’s commitment to accommodate more beneficiaries.
Apex leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Epe division, Chief Akanni Seriki Bamu who presented the bursaries, charged the beneficiaries to always strive for continuous improvement.