By Taiwo Omilani
Lagos State government has commended Fidson Healthcare Plc for its relentless commitment to the academic development of Nigerian children through the company’s ASTYMIN brand annual flagship programme, Astymin Brilliance Reward.
Speaking at the 9th edition of the Astymin children academic reward program, Astymin Brilliance Reward, held in Lagos, Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Mrs Idiat Oluranti Adebule, said Astymin’s commitment and contribution to the development of education and academic performance of the Nigerian child was commendable as Fidson Healthcare Plc and her Astymin brand were essentially investing in the future of the nation through the provision of educational materials to the leaders of tomorrow, the kids.
Mrs Adebule, who was represented at the event by the Director, Administration and Human Resource, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Mrs Folashade Lediju, said Fidson’s consistency in supporting children’s educational development in the past nine years was commendable.
“It is good to know that this beautiful programme has been on for the past nine years. We want to encourage Fidson to continue to soar higher and higher. May the Lord continue to empower and enable them,” the Deputy Governor said.
“We must also commend their focus on primary education, which is indeed the foundation for educational development. We all know that once the foundation is solid, definitely, success is assured,” she said.
The Deputy Governor, who doubles as the Commissioner for Education in Lagos State, also noted that ASTYMIN as a food supplement is very important for every growing child.
“Once the children are healthy, they will be able to channel their energy into developing themselves, their education will not be a problem because only a healthy and sound mind will be able to access education and develop with it,” she submitted.
Also speaking at the event, the Director of Co-Curricular Department of State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Mr Hakeem Olushola Olalekan, expressed gratitude to Astymin for the reward programme.
“On behalf of the Chairman of the board, Dr Ganiyu Oluremi Shopeyin, we are very grateful to Astymin for this brilliance reward. This is an encouragement to both the pupils, teachers as well as their parents who put in so much effort to ensure their kids work hard and perform excellently in their academics,” he said.
The Astymin Brilliance Reward, which berthed in 2010, is the brand’s biggest and most prestigious event.
The programme is aimed at developing mental and academic performance, while rewarding hard work and academic excellence amongst primary school pupils, through special acknowledgment and provision of educational materials.
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