“Emulate Philanthropic ideals,” New Olu of Ilaro urges Yewa People
The new Olu of Ilaro, His Royal Majesty, Oba Kehinde Gbadewole Olugbenle, Asade Agunloye IV has called on Yewa citizens and their friends to embark on philanthropic programmes and projects that will become a legacy to mankind similar to the ideals of late multi millionaire philanthropist, Sir Mobolaji Bank-Anthony who built Ayinke Maternity House in Lagos and donated it to the people.
According to the Oba, there is need for the new generation to imbibe and embark on people-oriented projects that will stand the test of time just as Sir. Mobolaji Bank-Anthony. He said that more than anything else, philanthropists like Sir Bank-Anthony are remembered for infrastructural development they have done for the betterment of the society.
Oba Olugbenle said that the great sons and daughters of Yewaland at home and abroad and their friends should think of writing their names in gold the same way that great men all over the world embark on developmental projects that will outlive them many years to come.
The Oba made the remark when Yewa (Egbado) College, Ilaro, Old Students Association, (ECOSA) paid a courtesy visit to him before his installation ceremony.
The Oba called on the Federal Government as well as the State government and industrialists to assist in transforming Yewaland within the next four to five years. The Oba noted that Yewaland is endowed with many natural resources that need to be tapped for the benefit of the people.
He observed that there are many things to be corrected in Ilaro and Yewaland, especially in the area of transportation, educational development, tourism, sports, commerce and industry.
The Oba urged Yewa (Egbado) College, Ilaro, Old Students Association, (ECOSA) to count on his support whenever they embark on any development project.
Earlier, President of Yewa (Egbado) College, Ilaro, Old Students Association, Prime Movers, Mr. Tunde Olugbewesa recalled that Yewa Egbado College has produced many world class professionals in diverse fields such as Space Science and Technology, Medicine, Law, Engineering, Media and the Military.
Olugbewesa recalled that the school produced a military governor, Brigadier-General Adetunji Olurin, as well as other great soldiers such as Brigadier-General Foluso Sotomi. It will be recalled that Colonel Victor Adebunkola Banjo and Brigadier General Sofoluwe were also a teachers in the school.
Olugbewesa solicited the support of the monarch in the developmental activities of the school.
Others present during the visit are; Mr. Samuel Akinola, Mr. Kayode Akapo, Mr. Goriola Adeyinka, a former Principal, Mr. Niyi Dasaolu, Mr. Niyi Amusan, Mr. Biodun Fakorede and Mr. Femi Adeyemi.