The executive Chairman of Toungo Local Government, Hon Kefas Calvin has visited both Yola and Numan campuses of Adamawa state Polytechnic (SPY) to give moral and financial to support to over 150 students from the local government.
Hon Kefas alongside his supervisory councilors and other officials of the local government who stormed the campuses of the Polytechnic on Tuesday interacted and dined with the students.
After interacting with the students, the chairman gave out N5,000 to each student at Yola campus and N6,000 each in Numan Campus to support their studies.
The aim of the visit according to the chairman is to encourage the students study hard to make Toungo local government, Adamawa state and Nigeria proud.
“You come here to study, make sure you make your local government proud, make sure you make Adamawa proud, make sure you make Nigeria proud.
“We will be glad tomorrow some of you are our leaders. You are all future leaders. Nobody knows that today I will become the chairman of Toungo local government, I was once a student in a polytechnic like you, but thank God today I am a local government chairman. So, you can become even more than a local government chairman if you continue with your studies,” Kefas said while addressing the students in Numan campus.
In a similar gesture, Hon Kefas Calvin, also known as Mr Yanci has set up a scholarship scheme in October for indigenes to study sciences.
The chairman noted that a visit to the students when they are writing exams is important.
“I have always dreamed to do something like this because I was once a student. I use to feel there are times in school that nobody knows what you are going through, only you yourselves know.
“That time is between the time of examination and time of lectures, that time is when exam is almost there and you have finished what you have, you don’t have money. There are students that when it comes to that time, even to buy recharge card, they cannot do or even to buy pure water, they can’t,” Hon Kefas explained.
The chairman also expressed his happiness over the condition of the students saying he met them in good shape and believe they would do more.
”I am very happy I saw them in good shape and I believe they would do more. And I am setting, like leaving an example to them so they can learn from what I am doing today, tomorrow if they become leaders, they will do it to other people too,” he added.
Hon Kefas disclosed that in line with the eleven-point agenda of the Fintiri-led government of the state, education of the young ones is the priority of his administration.
“At a time like this, visiting them to see how they are doing, especially students from Toungo local Government has been my dream.
“I believe they are writing their exams now, I want them to read hard and come out in flying colours so that tomorrow if I see their results, I will happy that I visited them,” Hon Kefas added.
In his goodwill message to the students, the chairman advised them to be serious at their studies and shun bad attitudes noting that it is their only time to become successful in life.
“We are here to see how you are faring, to dine with you; to let you know that we were once students like you people and it was our seriousness in schools that helped us to graduate, to become what we are today.
“I don’t want any dubious character, if you have anything dubious at this stage, you have serious problems.
“So, we want to encourage you to continue with your studies. Make sure you don’t play around,” he added.
Amir Umar, a student of Crime Management and Control in the Polytechnic who was at Valla restaurant to dine with the Chairman said “we have to appreciate the chairman for what he is doing to us; we have never witnessed such leadership in Toungo local government.”