June 8, 2023

Help has come the way of Miss Toyin Atoyebi Ganiyu, a 16-year-old female student of Bishop Smith Memorial College, Ilorin, Kwara State, who repairs motorbikes and generators for a living, as the Abubakar Bukola Saraki Foundation has expressed readiness to support her achieve her dreams.

Toyin lost her father last year while her mother left her and her siblings after breaking up with their late father some years ago. Before his death, he was operating a mechanic workshop with which he fed his children and mother.

Following the death of their father, Toyin who is an SS2 student and second child in the family took over the father’s workshop and began fixing motorbikes to take care of herself, siblings and aged grandmother. She had mastered the job while her father was alive.

Worried by the plight of Toyin and her family members after reading their story on social media, the Director, Community Impact of the
Abubakar Bukola Saraki Foundation, Mallam
Otukoko Olayinka Ibrahim and some members of the Foundation on Wednesday 2nd August, 2020 visited Toyin at her workshop.

Otukoko described Toyin as “a hardworking and determined Nigerian who has shown the desire to further her education to the tertiary level and pursue a career in Mechanical Engineering.”

He explained that he visited Toyin to discuss with her and determine how best to assist her and her struggling family. According to him, supporting the less privileged and empowering young people to achieve their dreams are among the objectives of the ABS Foundation.

Otukoko, therefore, expressed the readiness of the Foundation to support Toyin achieve her dream of furthering her education and nurture a career in Mechanical Engineering that she is passionate about.

The ABS Foundation team also visited Toyin’s grandmother and donated some relief items to her.

While speaking with the founder of ABS Foundation, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki via a Whatssap video call, the aged women prayed for the former Senate President and also appreciated him for seeking to talk to and assist her family.

Signed :

Abdulganiyu Abdulqadir,
Press Officer (Local Matters),
Abubakar Bukola Saraki Media Office

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