By Elizabeth Uwandu
SIXTEEN year-old Bukola Zoffun who recently emerged the 2017 one-day acting governor of Lagos State, has pledged to use her influence to encourage Nigerian youths, especially those from the slums, to seek proper education. She stated this during a courtesy visit to Rite Foods Limited, Opebi, Ikeja.
Bukola, a senior secondary school student of Awodiora Secondary School, Ajegunle, who won this year’s Spelling Bee competition organised by the Lagos State Ministry of Education, thanked Rite Foods Limited, makers of Bigi soft drinks and Rite sausage rolls for encouraging youths through internship programmes set up by the organisation.
While calling on students to be determined and resilient in their pursuit of education, she said she was able to win the competition through determination and resilience, adding that it enabled her to become the one-day acting governor of the state. “My dream is to inspire and motivate students to take education seriously, because it is a tool to greatness,” she said.
Mr. Fela Oke, Rite Foods brand manager who received the acting governor, said that the indigenous company was committed to promoting education through sponsorships of programmes like Spelling Bee competitions and through the provision of internship.