St David’s Primary School, Kudeti, Ibadan was, for several hours, home to hundreds of prominent personalities and residents, on Thursday, as
Hon. Ibrahim Iyiola commissions 2 blocks of 16 classrooms.
Pressmen gathered that the renovation of the classrooms, which was sponsored by Hon. Ibrahim, is part of his efforts to create an enabling learning environment for students in Ibadan South East/North East federal constituency.
Speaking at the event, Hon. Ibrahim, who is an alumnus of the school, explained that the project is the latest in the endless list of projects he has embarked on since the launch of the Ibrahim Iyiola Foundation in 2017.
He said: “In 2017 when Ibraheem Iyiola Foundation was inaugurated, we launched a Five point agenda which would be the main focal points and objectives of our determined effort to be a part of the struggle to make a visible impact in our community, our city and state.
“Since the inauguration, we have made tremendous strides. We have vigorously and with bull-dog tenacity of purpose pursued the objectives of human empowerment,
Small and medium scale business; financial assistance on education and provided healthcare support to residents of our community.
“In the area of human empowerment, we have helped/assisted not less than Fifteen (15)
persons in acquiring skills in different vocational businesses and supported not less than 50 widows in our community to sustain their livelihood. In the area of education, we have given out scholarships and education support assistance to indigent students of our community.
“For the small and medium scale business grant, we have supported
over 500 small and medium scale businesses in our community. In the area of Health care, which is very sensitive and considering what we are experiencing in the whole world, we have been able to support our community with the renovation of Omiyale
primary health care center and continuously providing sufficient medical supplies for the benefit of our people.
“Most importantly, for the Covid19 pandemic, we have also provided Covid-19 relief materials to the resident of our community and we pray that God almighty will take control worldwide.”
Earlier in her opening speech, the acting head mistress of the school, Mrs. Ayodeyi commended Hon. Ibrahim for giving back to the school.
She noted that his contributions has increased enrollment rate and attendance in the school.
“For years now, academic activities has slowed down due to the poor condition of our classrooms. Thank God for the intervention of our old student — Hon. Iyiola Ibrahim — who came to our rescue,” she noted.
Similarly, the adminstrative officer of the Universal Basic Education, Ibadan South-East, Mrs. Sanda M.O. was full of praises.
“I will like to appreciate the good gesture of Mr. Ibrahim Iyioka who deemed it fit to recognize the problems of our primary schools.”
She noted that his financial and physical commitment to the success of the project is laudable adding that it is a clarion call to everyone to always go back to their old schools to make contributions to ensure the learning environment is conducive.