Femi Gbajabiamila, a house leader in Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Friday, freely gave 500 computer tablets to secondary school students in his Surulere 1 federal Constituency.
Gbajabiamila who said the gesture was a fulfillment of some his electoral promises to his constituent, revealed that the initiative was to improve ICT education as it was important to the development of Nigeria.
“We are in the 21st century when the most important thing that drives development is technology.
“Nigeria cannot afford to be left out, that is why we are doing our little by distributing these tablets to our students today,” he said.
The feature of each of the tablet includes 117 books for Junior and Senior students across all the subjects in the educational curriculum, tests and assessments, Microsoft Office Suite and 6000 MAH battery life.
He hoped it would improve e – learning in Lagos State.
“I am fully confident that the Gbaja Tab will complement the “Educate Lagos “and “Eko Project” of the state government.
“I have facilitated this learning project and will need parents and teachers to monitor its usage by their wards.
“More importantly, parents need to know that Gbaja Tab is transferable to other children in the family as it contains textbook for all school classes, “he said.
The lawmaker who sad the beneficiaries were selected on merit promised to distribute more tablets in the next phase.
Mr. Desmond Elliot, a member of Lagos state House of Assembly, who described the tablets as “a different form of empowerment,’ that would impact the lives of the beneficiaries urged them to make good use of the learning tools which he said would benefit their future.
“I, therefore, urge you students, to put the tools into good use for the benefit of your education and future, “he said.
Mr. Sherrif Balogun, Sole Administrator of Surulere Local Government, said his constituents were proud of Gbajabiamila’s impactful’ representation in the lower legislative chamber.