Oyin-Zubair Donates Bags to Alma Mater in Commemoration of 40th Anniversary of Elerin on Throne
By Kaosara Olayemi Oladimeji
Kayode Oyin-Zubair, the Senior Special Assistant on Community Interventions to Kwara State Governor, donated school bags to Erin-Ile Secondary School on Tuesday as part of his promises and commitment to give back to the community that helped him grow.
He claimed the gift was in honour of His Royal Majesty, Elerin of Erin-ile, Oba AbdulGaniyu Ajibola Ibrahim’s 40th anniversary on the throne and his 80th birthday.
Oyin-Zubair said the traditional ruler’s reign has brought remarkable developmental strides to the people by promoting values, harmonious living, tolerance for divergence with peaceful coexistence among other communities, and thus his decision to honor him accordingly.
He remarked during his visit to the celebrant’s palace, noting that, ”We are here to celebrate and rejoice with you on your 80th birthday, and I’m happy for you, I could remember when you were celebrating your 15th anniversary, I was the one that interviewed you on our assembly at Erin-ile secondary school, then.”
“I can assure you that the economic of Erin-ile would soon be boosted as we are planning for a community project and capacity building that will capture the interest of our people under Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq’s administration.”
He, therefore, prayed to the Almighty God to grant the royal father longer life, good health, and wisdom to keep serving the good people of Erin-ile and environs.
His Royal Majesty Oba AbdulGaniyyi Ajibola Ibrahim (MFR) while appreciating the honour and the gesture, extoled Kayode Oyin-Zubair’s tremendous efforts for community project and interventions across the state.
“We can see all your efforts and the good work you’ve done in Igbaja, the economy of the town has striven and a lot of people are now relocating back to Igbaja because of the economic growth,” he noted.
“I am so grateful for your gesture as you are here to honor me. I must confess to you that we want development in Erin so that it will boost our economy in the state”.
Earlier, Oyin-Zubair, an alumnus and 1997 set while presenting the bags to the selected 40 best students said, “As you can see, this is the school that makes us who we are today. And as an old student, we are not far away from the school. Last year, we came here to share some items to the students and today we are here to pay back to the school that gave us the best.”
He remarked that the gifts are tip of an iceberg, promising “On behalf of 1997 set, we’ll drill a motorized borehole for the school. Our surveyor will come here and make a scientific investigation on the soil.”
“We were told that our students lack access to drinkable water, we are to give back to the school as a former student that graduated from Erin-ile secondary school.”
He was accompanied by Dr Aishat Adenike Fakunle, an alumna and 1997 set of the school along with Mr Abiodun Olanrewaju Anthony, the Principal of Erin Moje Secondary School, Asiwaju Tajudeen Bioye, an APC stalwart and Ajisefa Olukayode, the APC Secretary Ifelodun.