Rep. Babajimi Benson the Chairman House Committee on Defense, has commended Oriwu college old student association 91/92 for contributing to the schools development by building laboratories worth millions of naira and urges other younger generations coming to emulate the actions taken by this set.
“the newly renovated science laboratory at oriwu college is the first of its kind to give back to the Alma mater. We urge other incoming youths to emulate such character “he said
He however applauded Shakiru Seidu for his consistency in the various field he finds himself , the media or politics etc. “He has made sure people witness and feel his impact”. He said
He advices the youths to emulate him by taking advantage of the opportunities within them and advices them not to wait for openings, but instead create chances that will make them viable prospects.
Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe former Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, equally applauded and commended the 1991/1992 set of Oriwu college for what he referred to as an “uncommon accomplishment”.
“The world is evolving therefore you should focus more on ICT centers”he said . He gave his experience being a former student of Oriwu college and encouraged other class set to emulate this set.
Mr. Bello The principal showed his gratitude for the gesture shown by this set, so also Alhaji. M.M Bolarinwa an Alumini who expressed his gratitude for their corporation and unity in pulling this off.
Adeboruwa of Igbogbo Kingdom Oba AbdulSemiu Orimadegun Kasali graced the occasion.
A group of politicians and technocrats have begun rallying support of stakeholders across Lagos East Senatorial District for the reelection of Senator Tokunbo Abiru, Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District at the Senate of the federal republic of Nigeria.
The group, under the aegis of Abiru Consolidation Team (ACT), would be recalled formally endorsed the performing senator some few weeks back through a press statement published on various media platforms.
Addressing members of the group at its formal inauguration ceremony in Ikorodu, Omoba Peju Akinyemi, Convener of the group stated that the vision of the group was propagate the good works of the Senator across Lagos East and to mobilize support for his reelection to the Senate in 2023.
Omo’ba Akinyemi further explained that the formal inauguration of the group was to further demonstrate the commitment of the group to the twin task, making it the first group to endorse the former Bank MD turned Senator and the first to start mobilizing support for his re-election.
According to Akinyemi, “the Abiru Consolidation Team (ACT) is a child of necessity, created for the twin purpose of propagating the #DoingGood activities of Senator Abiru across Lagos East Senatorial District and for mobilisation of support for his re-election to the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“We are a political support Group, committed to the success and re-election of Abiru into the Senate for a second term in office. This is a task we believe must be pursued and accomplished to ensure the current tempo of quality and effective representation in Lagos East is sustained”, he noted.
Speaking on the composition of the Group, he explained that, “our Group is made up of a mixture of practising and aspiring politicians as well as technocrats whose sole interest is to support the Senator to succeed in his current position”.
In demonstration of its unalloyed commitment to the task, the Group said it has embarked upon the formal endorsement of Abiru’s second term in office, through a press release.
Creation of WhatsApp Group platforms, meant to further promote his activities and engagements with key stakeholders across Lagos East. He said it has also commenced a Weekly Senator Abiru Consolidation Team (ACT) Political Quiz competition, with handsome rewards for winners.
Afterwards the group said it intends to launch a massive publicity campaign for the reelection of the distinguished senator, using traditional and new media platforms, ahead of the 2023 general elections.
In the same vein, the Co-Convener of the Group, Mr Shakiru Seidu, who also doubles as the Media Director, said Senator Abiru’s unprecedented performance, plus his passionate responses to the yearnings of his senatorial district, were beyond measure.
Seidu added that the decision to endorse Senator Abiru for a second term was taken after going through his robust achievements within the first 15 months in office. He commended Senator Abiru for sound delivery of dividends of democracy across the local governments of the Lagos East Senatorial District.
“We, as constituents, have seen the good works of Senator Abiru. He has been a focused, committed and resilient leader. In fact, Abiru has shown consistent leadership style since his got into the National Assembly. We are so pleased with his display of great sense of courage, steadfastness and tenacity of purpose.” Seidu affirmed.
He further admonished people of the East Senatorial to ensure that they get their Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) and return Senator Tokunbo Abiru to the Senate in 2023.
Similarly, Secretary of the group, Prince Adedoyin Jokotex stressed that, the group’s support, endorsement and mobilization of support for Abiru was a way of reciprocating his sterling performance in less than two years in office, urging all residents and stakeholders of Lagos East Senatorial District to follow suit.
Others at the press briefing/ formal inaugural meeting were the two-two representatives from the 16 local Councils across the Lagos East Senatorial District.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Industries and the Senator representing the Lagos East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Distinguished Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA on Tuesday congratulated the Lagos State Chapter chairman, the National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN, Comrade Olalekan Billiamin Oba and MegaXpression Media Publisher, Hon Shakiru Seidu on their appointments as members, Ikorodu Town Hall Management Board.
In a congratulatory message issued by Enitan Olukotun, the Media Aide to the distinguished Senator, quoted Abiru as saying that the recognition from Ikorodu Division Resource Development Group, IDRDG is ‘yet another testament to the industry , hard work and resourcefulness and dedication of the inductees to the development of Lagos State and Ikorodu in particular’.
Senator Abiru, while celebrating the achievements of Oba and Seidu, reiterated his passion for seeing young people succeed in their chosen fields and career. He urged other young folks in Ikorodu and beyond to take a cue from Oba whose leadership dexterity in managing the affairs of youth in Lagos State has been serially commended and also learn from Shakiru Seidu, a dedicated member of the All Progressives Congress, APC who nurtured a local media outlet into a respected media brand in Ikorodu and beyond.
In the same vein, the Distinguished Senator also congratulated another illustrious son of Ikorodu, Abiodun Fatai-Abatan, PhD who was appointed as Chairman, Lagos State University Scholarship Scheme for University Scholars.
Dr Fatai-Abatan, a highly cerebral scholar, chaired the Senator Tokunbo Abiru Bursary Scheme Board that endowed 600 higher institution students across the Lagos East Senatorial District with bursaries in October 2021 .
The Ikorodu-born scholar is a Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, Lagos State University, LASU.