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The Bunmi Adedayo Foundation rolled out the drums recently to mark the fourth year remembrance of Oluwabunmi Omotayo Adedayo, son of the Managing Director of Tastee Fried Chicken, Mrs Adeyinka Pamela Adedayo.
The Foundation used the epoch making occasion to commission a multi-million naira library donated to the Yaba Model Nursery and Primary School.
In his speech at the event which took place at the premises of Yaba Model Nursery and Primary School, the Chairman, Board of Director of the Bunmi Adedayo Foundation, Mr Babatunde Akinleye, disclosed that the Foundation is ever ready to support the educational system of the nation as the late Oluwabunmi had wanted.
“We came in to support the educational system of Nigeria but we ended up having a larger impact than we ever anticipated,” he said.
According to the Chairman, all Oluwabunmi Omotayo Adedayo ever wanted during his life time was to help the less privilege; and that is what the Foundation is doing through educational platform.
He praised and acknowledged stakeholders, whose continuous assistance has seen the growth sustenance of the foundation.
“The foundation wouldn’t have achieved its goals without the full support of stakeholders, like State Universal Basic Education Board of Nigeria (SUBEB), the Nigeria Police Force, and those working in this school,” he said.
The Bunmi Adedayo Foundation (BAF) was established to build on the remarkable legacy of Late Oluwabunmi Omotayo Adedayo (OOA) who died of a heart attack four years ago.
In his remarks, the SUBEB Chairman, Dr Gani Oluremi Shopeyin, who was represented by Mrs. Olabimpe Kareem, buttressed BAF as the Board’s reliable partner in ensuring movement for the Lagos State Educational sector forward.
BAF, a non-profit organisation, working towards improving the lives of children from disadvantaged background, most importantly strengthen the quality of education in Nigerian public schools, is basically building on OOA’s altruistic dreams.
To mark the significance of the day, a remembrance service was held earlier at Ikoyi Vault and Garden before the head teacher of St. Saviour’s school Ikoyi, Lagos, Mr Craig Heaton – Chairman of the event commissioned the library.
The Foundation had successfully renovated the school building and completed her 5th project in the last 21 months.