By_ Babatunde Kaka
- Sheikh Akanni Lawal, who spoke during the Ramadan Tafsir, called on the opulent in the society to take a leaf from Hon Adeniyi’s playbook and embrace altruism as the pathway to a better Nigeria.
The Alara of Ilara Kingdom, Oba Olufolarin Ogunsanwo, as well as other prominent individuals have hailed Hon Shamsideen Adekunle Adeniyi for the initiative behind the Indigent Pupils Adoption Programme, recently unveiled on the occasion of the philanthropist’s golden jubilee celebration.
EKO HOT BLOG reported earlier how the top creme of Lagos and beyond thronged to the popular Hon Lanre Odubote Hall, Odo-Shiwola, Eredo, on the occasion of Hon. Adeniyi’s 50th birthday celebration, which was highlighted by the adoption of 50 Primary school pupils.
Notable personalities who honoured the event include Oba Olufolarin Ogunsanwo, the Alara of Ilara Kingdom, Oba Mufutau Ogunnukan, the Adegbajo of Odo-Gbawojo, Hon Lanre Odubote, Former Member, House of Representatives, Epe Federal Constituency, Hon Odeyemi (WASTAB) APC Stalwart, Hon Shakirueen Adebanjo, Former Lagos House of Assembly Member, Epe Constituency II.
Others include Surveyor Olayemi, Mr Babajide Kolade Otitoloju, TVC Ace Broadcaster, Prince Segun Osifeko, Group MD, Procare Hotel & Suites, Hon Sabiu Omolaja, Former Eredo LCDA Chairman, Hon Muyiwa Okesanya, former Eredo LCDA Sole Administrator, Mrs Stella Oladunjoye, Eredo APC Leader, Mr Mahmud Agbaraojo, Eredo LCDA APC Chairman amongst many others.
Sheikh Akanni Lawal, who spoke during the Ramadan Tafsir, called on the opulent in the society to take a leaf from Hon Adeniyi’s playbook and embrace altruism as the pathway to a better Nigeria.
Some selected dignitaries in their remarks lauded the resolve of the Founder/CEO of Finclus Technologies Limited, Hon Shamsideen Adeniyi, in investing in the social security of indigent students.
As gathered by EKO HOT BLOG, the Alara of Ilara Kingdom, who hailed Hon. Adeniyi’s munificence, further pledged to sponsor 10 additional students and also provide cash support for the foundation.
Also, Hon Lanre Odubote, a former Federal Lawmaker announced a yearly donation of NGN50.000.
Similarly, a retired apex nurse and one of the top female political amazon in the LCDA, Mrs Stella Odudolapo Odufisan, in her remarks, revealed to discerning minds that Ojo Ibukun Foundation wasn’t a humanitarian outfit established in such a way that the Convener, Hon Shamsideen Adeniyi, would spend the funds on frivolities as she is a signatory to the accounts. She pleaded with Nigerians, particularly women, to rather than spend on vain desires, help struggling families and the less privileged in their neighbourhood with their education needs.
The curtain of the event was drawn with the presentation of study materials to the indigent adopted students. Items such as school bags, school uniforms, stationeries, school sandals and many more at the cost of NGN7.0000 were distributed to the delight of the beneficiaries and their parents/guardians. The birthday was however cut amidst cheers and applause from the gathering.