Ikorodu federal lawmaker, Hon. Babajimi Adegoke Benson, MHR, has urged youngsters to characterise the spirit of putting up with the advantage of unseen opportunities roaming around its proxy vicinities.
Jimi Benson, also the Chairman of the House Committee on defence asserted at the 30th anniversary of the Oriwu college old students association 1991/1992 set reunion.
The occasion which took place at the Lighthouse event centre on Ebute-Igbogbo road brought together creme de la creme across Ikorodu division, including HRM, Oba Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali, Adeboruwa of Igbogbo Kingdom to felicitate with the alma mater on the 27th of December 2022.
Making the reunion memorable, the set renovated the school’s science laboratory to enhance the college’s educational standards, a move that was positively applauded by Mr Akeem Bello, Principal Oriwu senior model college.
Furthermore, JB as he’s fondly called advised youths not to wait for openings, but instead create chances that will make them viable prospects, and a catalyst for community development.
Changing course gear towards productivity, Jimi Benson lengthened his applause to Mr Shakiru Seidu, Chairman, OCOSAN class set 91/92 for his diligence over the years as Chief Publisher of Mega Expression Media and Magazine.
Using him as a yardstick, the national lawgiver exhorted striving entrepreneurs to emulate his footsteps to evolve a self-sustaining game changer in the community.
Complimenting the commendation, former minister of works and housing, and new Lagos State GAC member, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe also praised the set for earning a lasting impact in the school, urging them to continue in such a generous approach.
Senator Ogunlewe, an alumnus of the same college, further instructed the set to tilt their support towards ensuring the school is ICT boosted for students to be technologically inclined at an early stage.
“As we celebrate the effort and longevity of our alma mater, we must bring to our consciousness how ICT has transformed many aspects of our lives to the extent that we live in an environment that is dominated by technology which itself is consumer-driven”.
“No matter how we perceive its presence, there is no denying that ICT is an important part of our lives and that it is here to stay”.
“Even in teaching careers, the term Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has materialised into transforming academic engagements”.
Senator Ogunlewe inferred that since the repertoire of technologies expands further to encompass computers and computer-related products, email, MMS, and other aspects of dispatch, the old students association set should try within its capacity to assist the college in upgrading its ICT standards.
Speaking to Ikorodu News Network (INN), Mr Shakiru Seidu, Chairman of the 91/92 set went down memory lane, highlighting teachers and administrators that guided their set to become trailblazers in the community.
He also mentioned names of classmates who’ve passed on to glory, reminiscing the good old days of youthful lust and fun shared.
He continued, “However, this occasion is specifically organised to give back to our Alma Mata and also to appreciate our mentors and teachers whom we were so lucky to have met in the course of our sojourn in life”.
“As Class-Set of 1991/92, we have given back to Oriwu College as a form of our little contribution to the development of the school because Government can not do it alone. So far, we have donated 3,000 notebooks in 2014, 150 Chairs and Tables in 2019, renovation of Physics and Chemistry Laboratories in 2022, presentation of 50 Lab Stools in 2022 and donation of two pulpits to the school Chapel and Mosque in 2022” He asserted.
Mr Shakiru concluded by appreciating the effort of all members of the 91/92 Class-Set, encouraging them to remain focused and committed to further strengthening their bond individually and collectively.
The program subsequently featured the cutting of the anniversary cake and special award presentations.