This is just as he admonished them to be good ambassadors of the Local Council Development Area by preparing adequately for the examination and conducting themselves in a manner that will make them a pride to their families and government.
The council chair in his speech said: "As part of our empowerment and welfare programs, our administration has since its inception made it a duty to support the dreams and aspirations of our young scholars to seek higher education in their chosen disciplines.
"My exemplary scholars, I am not unaware that you scaled some criteria before qualifying for this intervention, it is in your own interest not to see this opportunity as mere dividend of democracy.
"We have tracked the performances of the best beneficiaries and their performances have been encouraging. I hope you will also encourage us not only to continue this initiative, but to expand it."
The Council Boss also used the medium to intimate the candidates on the state of things at the Council Secretariat. "As a demonstration of our commitment to lifting the LCDA beyond the present level, we have commenced the development and expansion of existing facilities at the council headquarters in order to create a conducive environment for the staff."
One of the beneficiaries, Miss Mercy Oluwatimilehin, who coincidentally benefitted from the Year 2020 free distribution of GCE Forms and passed with good grades appreciated the Council Chairman for his kind gesture as most of them would not have been able to obtain UTME forms but for the Council's intervention. She thereafter prayed for strength and grace for the Council Boss to take the LCDA to a greater height.