The Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun has commended the Olu of Ilaro and Paramount ruler of Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle for his selfless and generosity, towards the development of the area.
The Governor who gave the commendation during the commissioning of a block of four lecture rooms donated by Oba Olugbenle to the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, in commemoration of his 9th years coronation anniversary, described the monarch as a wonderful person with good legacy worthy of emulation.
Represented by the State Commissioner of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Afolabi Afuape, the Governor enjoined other notable individuals in the area to emulate the good gesture of Oba Olugbenle, saying development of the State should be a collective effort.
“I want to commend you for your selfless service to the good people of Yewaland. Sincerely, you are a wonderful being and you are highly appreciated. Your generosity and effort towards the development of Yewaland is laudable”, Abiodun said.
On his part, Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu, represented by the Rector of ICT Polytechnic, Igbesa, Dr. Olufunke Akinkurolere, said the contribution of the monarch was highly appreciated, adding that the move would fast-track educational development in the State.
Also in his remarks, the Rector of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Arc. Olusegun Aluko stated that the building has added value to the institution, assuring that it would be well utilised and maintained.
Responding, Oba Olugbenle while appreciating the State Governor for his support, pointed out that the gesture was to encourage Yewa political leaders to do same in the area, adding that all and sundry should work towards the development of Yewaland.
The Paramount ruler, who had earlier laid a foundation for male and female hostel building at the School of Nursing in Ilaro, said he was determined to donate some lecture room to Olabisi Onabanjo (Agric Campus) at Ayetoro and Moshood Abiola University, Ipokia, among others.
Other dignitaries at the event include the State Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Hon. Olaolu Olabimtan, his counterparts in Culture and Tourism, Hon. Toyin Taiwo, Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, traditional rulers, among others.