The Chairman of Omooba Obaruwa Foundation, Prince Tunde Ayoola-Oresanya has called on other public spirited Nigerians to generously support the daunting task of educating Nigerians as it is quite obvious that the government over the years has shown that it could no longer alone shoulder this quite expensive burden.
Prince Tunde Ayoola-Oresanya said that for the country to overcome its challenge of illiteracy, ignorance, poverty, insecurity among others, Nigerians who have enjoyed God’s kindness should find a way to partner with government in supporting the cause of education in the country.
Prince Ayoola-Oresanya made this passionate call recently while speaking during the valedictory service and prize giving day of Iperin Community Primary School, via Ijebu Ode in Odogbolu local government area of the state.
He disclosed that Oomoba Obaruwa Foundation whose founder and promoter, Oomoba Adekunle Ayoola now based in Poland decided to set up the charity organization to complement the efforts of the government in making life much rewarding for the people of the state.
Prince Ayoola-Oresanya revealed further that the foundation decided to give various cash gift to three students each who came first, second and third from Primary one to six as a way of encouraging the beneficiaries of this cash gift to strive for more excellent results and to of course ginger those lagging behind to brace up.
He said that the foundation would also not hesitate to take up sponsorship of pupils in the school whose parents were finding it hard to cater for the schooling of such children adding that arrangements were already being made to ensure that other primary schools in Odogbolu local government benefit from the kind gesture of the association.
Speaking with our Correspondent, the founder of the foundation Prince Adekunle Ayoola stated that “Oomoba Obaruwa Foundation is simply founded to support the well-being of Nigerians. Whatever will make life more rewarding and worth living is our focus.
“It’s a noticeable gap in Nigeria that many of our people need all the support that they can get and this we shall continue to do within our God’s given resources. We hope to keep supporting education, the aged, orphans and widow, and of course, empowerment of our women and the youth. It’s our resolve to keep lending helping to make our dear country better”.
Making his remarks at the occasion, the Headteacher of the school, Mr Ajagbe Taiwo Adegboyega while congratulating the graduating class urged them to see their passing out of primary school as the beginning of another journey of a new realm of life in secondary school.
Mr Ajagbe counselled the pupils to get ready to work harder and be shining examples of the school in their various secondary schools.
The Headteacher while thanking the parents for being supportive of their children for the past six years urged them not to relent but to take the education of their children very seriously and see them through even their university training praying that the almighty God would preserve them to enjoy the fruits of their labour.
Mr Ajagbe was also of immense gratitude to Oomoba Obaruwa Foundation for its various support particularly to the school and its students urging other public spirited individuals and organisations to come forward and support the government in providing qualitative and affordable education for Nigerian children.
The Chairman of Parent Teacher Association of the school, Hon Ayoola Adewale who also doubles as the councilor representing Ward one, Iperin while rejoicing with the graduating students charged them to go further in life and turn out to be great men and women bringing joy to the school and their parents.
Hon Ayoola Adewale equally lauded Prince Adekunle Ayoola, the founder of Oomoba Obaruwa Foundation for his love for the people back home urging other people from the community to take a cue from him in the determined bid to make life more bearable for all.
Other dignitaries at the occasion were Chief Remi Onanibosi, the Baale of the community, Chief Olatunde Okeowo as well as the graduating students and their parents.