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IN its own way of contributing to the security of lives and properties in Anaocha Local Government Area, the Nduka Foundation, Saturday, donated a brand new Hilux patrol vehicle to the Anambra State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Nri unit.

While reading his address, a representative of president of the foundation during the handover ceremony held at the Unity Hall in Nri, Anaocha Local Council said the foundation had carried out several philanthropic gestures in the past especially in Nri community. This, he said, included donation of computer sets, generating sets and printers to the five primary schools in Nri, distribution of over 100 bags of rice and cash donation of N1,000,000 to the less privileged, award of scholarships to 31students in tertiary institutions among others.

The representative noted that “in no distant time, the foundation will start the renovation of the two buildings presently in use though in its sorry state by corps members doing their primary assignment at Lake City Secondary School, Nri. Also plans are in top gear and proper facility assessment on-going to ascertain the pressing needs of Regal Secondary school, Nri and soonest, we shall provide assistance to them.”

On his part, Anambra State Commandant of the NSCDC, Billie David, represented by Deputy Commandant of the Corps, Alao Moses expressed his delight at the gesture saying “we promise to justify your confidence in us, we will cooperate with people in the community and other sister agencies to ensure people go to sleep with their two eyes closed”.

Mr. Moses noted that the command will inform the national headquarters of the NSCDC of the donation by the Nduka Foundation.

Speaking also, President General, Nri Progress Union, Kelvin Obiegbunam in his reaction, thanked the Nduka Foundation for heeding to the call made by the NSCDC through the union, adding that there is still a need for the community vigilante to have an operational vehicle while saying that the promise made to the NSCDC has been fulfilled.

He therefore pleaded for proper utilisation and maintenance of the vehicle.

Member representing Anaocha II in the state Assembly and Chairman House Committee on Universal Basic Education, Ejike Okechukwu pledged an annual allowance of N50,000 each to two of the latest scholarship recipients, saying “the Nduka Foundation is improving education in Anambra State, and this scholarship will spur others to improve academically to earn theirs. No amount put into education is a waste, I therefore urge Nduka Foundation to continue doing good as they will some day reap the benefits.”

Okechukwu called on his constituents to report to him, once they are being extorted by school authorities, stating that Universal Basic education Law states that basic education is free and compulsory from primary 1 to Junior secondary 3. He added that before any school collects Parents Teachers Association (PTA) levy, the school must first write to the Ministry of Education intimating them that they are about to collect such from pupils and if approved, they will go ahead to collect.

Highlight of the event was presentation of the keys to the vehicle and presentation of over N300,000 to the scholarships recipients.

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