Chairman and Founder, Ibraheem Iyiola Foundation, Alhaji Ibraheem Iyiola, has renovated an abandoned building in St. David’s Primary School, Kudeti, Ibadan.
He also distributed school bags and other materials to the students of the school.
Iyiola, who attended the school and graduated in year 1991 said he was pleased to say that the promise he made in October, 2020 to renovate the building comprising 16 classrooms and headmistress office has been fulfilled.
Recalling his experience while in school, Ibraheem Iyiola specially thanked the school for lying a better foundation for him to grow.
He said “Learning becomes easier when we have good environment for the students and the teachers; and through education, we can eradicate poverty, reduce crime rates and build better tomorrow for our youths I thank Almighty God for making this possible.
“May I say that those who are familiar with my background know thatI was raised and nurtured at St. Davids Primary School where the foundation for a better tomorrow was laid for me. The home of great men and women in the society. Home of Former Governor Dr. Victor Omololu Olunloyo, Former Governor Alh. Lam Adesina, Chief Lekan Are (who also blessed us with ICT building) and so on.
“I witnessed the struggle for quality education by parents for their children, I knew the pains and agony, our teachers, and parents went through. I knew the sacrifices they made to ensure that we enjoyed basic education.”
He explained furthered that since the inauguration of Ibraheem Iyiola Foundation, the foundation has made tremendous strides and has vigorously 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.
His words: “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.”
Iyiola also advised pupils to prepare for the future as they have a lot of opportunities ahead of them if they don’t give up on their dreams. He also urged them to emulate his actions by ensuring that they give back to their Alma Mater.
“Be prepared to change the world and get prepared to grab the opportunity around you. And most importantly, don’t forget to give back to the school that has given you so much. Please join me to congratulate the students, the headmistress and the entire school authority on this occasion and for given the Ibraheem Iyiola Foundation the opportunity to deliver this project, the school I’m very proud of St. Davids Primay School Kudeti, Ibadan.” He said.
Speaking on behalf of the school management, Acting Head Mistress, Mrs F.A Ayodeji expressed appreciation to Alhaji Ibraheem Iyiola Olayode.
“Thank God for the intervention of one of our old students, Hon Iyiola Ibraheem Olayode who came to our rescue and this has contributed a lot to learning in the school. It has also encouraged better attendance in the school.”
Also in attendance were members of State Universal Basic Education Board and members of the community
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