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Fanfare, Glamour as Rev Mother Esther Ajayi Commissions Three Classroom Blocks, Other Facilities in Odogbolu School

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By Eric Elezuo                                                                                          Photos: Segun Lawal

Joy unlimited pervaded the atmosphere in the sleepy town of Odogbolu, Ogun State as Esther Ajayi Foundation, founded by the great woman of prayer and General Overseer, Love of Christ Generation (C&S) Church, Clapham, London, Reverend Mother Esther Ajayi, commissioned three blocks of 12 classrooms it renovated, borehole, generator, fully equipped computer studies laboratory, complete desk and chairs for the children and fence at the Local Government Model Primary School, Odogbolu, Ogun State.

The donation of the various facilities is part of efforts of the giving woman to reach out to as many people as possible who are in one need or another.

At the event, where the woman of prayer was highly celebrated, Head of the school, Mr. Akinsanya Amos Olugbenga, who expressed excess happiness that the project was done in his time, heaped encomiums on Reverend Mother Ajayi, saying that the entire school and Odogbolu community is proud to have her as a mother.

“We can’t thank you enough for this great honour bestowed on us. Now, our school can proudly compete with others in terms of aesthetics and facilities,” he said.

The Head Teacher went ahead to name one of the Houses in the school after Reverend Mother Esther Ajayi. He also praised the zeal and commitment of Mr. Abiodun Paseda, who brought the state of the school to the attention of Esther Ajayi, as well as supervised the project from beginning to end.

In her response, Reverend Esther Ajayi, who was supported by her husband, Dr. Ademuyiwa Ajayi, thanked the people of the community for giving her the opportunity to serve them.

Speaking in both Yoruba and English languages, Reverend Mother Ajayi admonished the guests to take up the act of giving as a way life and continually be their brothers’ keeper. She also paid glowing tributes to Abiodun Paseda of the Focus on Disability Foundation, saying he is a ‘blessed man’.

“Giving is priceless, and does not cost a thing. You can start the act of giving from where you are, and the level of wealth you have. No one need to start big, just start from where you are,” she said.

One of the classroom blocks

In all, the Reverend Mother’s Esther Ajayi Foundation renovated three blocks of 12 classrooms, with 16 modern toilets, fenced the school roundabout, provided a borehole and generator, school furniture for pupils and teachers, five brand new computers with accompanying furniture as well as ceiling fans.

Commissioning the computer hardwares

Among dignitaries that turned out for the humanitarian event were the Odogbolu Local Government Chairman represented by Hon. Azeez Adenuga; the Oba of Odogboluland, Chief Soni Abdulateef; Ogun State Commissioner for Education, who was represented by Hon Ogunshola, the Ogun State Education Secretary, who also represented SUBEB, Mr.Bola Olusoga among others.

Reverend Mother Esther Ajayi’s children

The occasion was also used by beneficiaries of the largesse of the Esther Ajayi Foundation to express their heartfelt appreciation just as more indigent persons were also attended to, and their medical bills settled.

Reverend Mother Ajayi receives a gift from the school

Recall that Reverend Esther Ajayi had promised to reach out to one million lives in 2018, and as at the last count, the number seems to have been exceeded.

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Atiku Sympathises with Tinubu over ‘Unfortunate’ Fall on Democracy Day Parade Ground

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A former Vice President and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has sympathized with President Bola Tinubu over his fall while trying to board a parade truck to inspect parade at the Eagle Square on Wednesday.

The former Vice President expressed his sympathies via his verified X account, describing the fall as ‘unfortunate incident’, and hoping that all is well with the President.

He wrote:

“I sincerely sympathize with President Bola Tinubu over this unfortunate incident as he was set to review the parade on Democracy Day. I hope that all is well with him -AA”

Recall that while Tinubu attempted to mount the open truck for inspection of parade, he slipped and fell. But he was quick to pick himself up again with the help of his aides, who came to his rescue.

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Democracy Day Parade: Tinubu Slips, Falls, Recovers

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President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday slipped and fell while boarding the parade vehicle at the venue of the 2024 Democracy Day.

The President had approached the vehicle shortly after he arrived at the Eagles Square, Abuja venue of the programme.

Our correspondent observed that the President lost his footing momentarily as he was about to step into the vehicle.

However, despite the slip, the President quickly regained his balance and continued with the proceedings.

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Glo Maintains 18 Years Tradition, Sponsors Ojude Oba Festival Again

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Digital solutions provider, Globacom, has announced that it will again be partnering with the organizers of the popular Ojude Oba festival this year in continuation of a tradition it started 18 years ago.

Speaking at the pre-event press conference held at Awujale’s Palace in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, Globacom’s representative, Mr. Kazeem Kaka, restated the company’s commitment to uplifting Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage.

“Our sponsorship of festivals is aimed at identifying with the cultures and traditions of the Nigerian people, as an indigenous brand. Our involvement in the celebration of Ojude Oba festival is therefore geared towards promoting the unique tradition and custom of the Ijebu people”, Kaka said.

Globacom’s collaboration with the custodians of this festival, Mr. Kaka explained, underscores the company’s commitment to the rich heritage of the nation which is externalised through these festivals.

“It is our belief that our continued support for Ojude Oba will further strengthen the festival and entrench it as a world class carnival which will attract even more tourists from across the world. We are convinced that this partnership will further foster a symbiotic relationship with immense benefits for both Globacom and Ijebuland”, he added.

In his speech, the Chairman, Ojude Oba Planning Committee, Chief Olu Okuboyejo, paid tribute to Globacom for its massive support for the celebration which he noted serves as a reminder of the historical antecedents of the Ijebu people.

Themed: “Unity and Harmony in Ijebuland…The gift of Ojude Oba”, the 2024 edition of the festival is the 18th time that Globacom will be partnering with the Ojude Oba Planning Committee as the main sponsor of the festival.

Ojude Oba is celebrated annually two days after the Islamic  Eid El-Kabr festival and it’s a social gathering where all divergent issues affecting the lives of the Ijebu people are addressed. It is also a cornerstone for the development of the community socially, politically and economically.

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