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UK Alumni Provide Food Aid to Indigent Students

Published On:

April 1, 2024

By Durodola Makinde

The Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta Alumni Association United Kingdom (UK) Branch recently extended its annual social responsibility initiative by providing food aid to indigent students before the start of the examination period.

The gesture aimed to alleviate the challenges faced by financially-disadvantaged students amidst the prevailing economic downturn in the nation.

During the distribution ceremony held at the Alumni Secretariat recently, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Babatunde Kehinde, represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Development, Prof. Kola Adebayo, who also served as the pioneer President of the Alumni Association, expressed gratitude for the continuous support rendered by the Alumni to both students and the University.

Global President, Mr. Bolaji Gbadamosi presenting the gesture to another beneficiary

He emphasised that financial constraints should not hinder students from achieving academic excellence, likening the assistance received to planting seeds that would yield future benefits for both the recipients and the University Community.

Highlighting the significance of the event, the Vice-Chancellor commended the United Kingdom Branch of the Alumni for their generous contribution towards the welfare of the students.

In his Address, the Global President, Mr. Bolaji Gbadamosi congratulated the selected beneficiaries, even as he expressed gratitude to the UK Branch for their philanthropy, attributing their spirit of giving to the exemplary leadership of past National Alumni leaders.

He encouraged students to remain focused on their studies, adding that they should also strive for academic excellence.

The distribution included the provision of food packs to each beneficiary, a gesture warmly acknowledged by Mr. Akeem Akinboro, a 400-Level student, who appreciated the UK Alumni Branch on behalf of the recipients.

VC’s representative and the DVC, D, Prof. Kola Adebayo and the Student Affairs Officials with the recipients after presentation

Dignitaries present at the event included the Dean, Student Affairs who was represented by Mr. Bright Obirinwosi, and Mrs. Bolanle Olaleye, representing the Head of the Guidance and Counseling Unit.

Additionally, Global Executives of the Alumni Association, including the Alumni Desk Officer, Dr. Folasade Akinde, were in attendance, underscoring the collective effort to support students in need.

Last Updated on April 8, 2024 by Olasunkanmi Olajide


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