Miss. Adetutu Ifeoluwa Seriki, a graduate of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta and an ex-Oyo corper has been honoured with some other corps members by President Muhammadu Buhari for her outstanding performance during the one-year youth service programme in year 2020.
Ifeoluwa was one of the 110 ex- corpers President Muhammadu Buhari offered automatic employment into the Federal Civil Service and scholarship for the pursuit of post-graduate studies up to the doctoral level in any choice of university in Nigeria and cash prizes.
Presenting the award to the State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu in his office, Miss Seriki, a Computer Science graduate from the institution, attributes her success to God, said, she just wanted to do the little she could to better the lot of the community she found herself.
Recounting her experience, the awardee revealed that even though she was not posted to the school, she saw the plight of the pupils of Ibadan Municipal Government Primary School, 1&2, Oje, Alakia Oke Elewa, in Ibadan, which spurred her to solicit for support from philanthropist in the state, to put in place some of the things needed to make academic activities easier for the pupils and teachers.
While receiving Miss. Seriki, the Commissioner expressed great delight in the lady, whom, he described as a good model for others to emulate. he also congratulated her for distinguishing herself through her goodwill and consistency to achieve the honorary award.
Arigbabu pointed out that the state government would always be ready to associate with young ones in the state who have chosen to distinguished themselves with notable achievements such as the one by Miss. Adetutu Seriki, advised her to make good use of the benefits that comes with the award.
The Commissioner said, “On behalf of the state government, I congratulate and rejoice with one of our outstanding students, who have proven herself during the National Youth Service Corp programme, to attract presidential recognition and award, we are proud of you and we will continue to support you, because such feat is worth emulating”.
In his welcome address, the Acting Rector of MAPOLY, Dr. Adeoye Odedeyi, highlighted some of the projects embarked on by the awardee, such as, digging of modern well for the school, mending of collapsed part of the school fence, fixing of a new gate for the school, providing uniforms and sandals to students and donation of food items and toiletries to Jesus Orphanage home.
Dr. Adedeji affirmed that her award has brought great relief to the institution and projected the school in good image.