Makinde Donates N10 Million for Completion of Queen’s School Building Named After Ebola Heroine, Adadevoh

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has donated the sum of N10million to support the completion of the ongoing building project named after the Ebola Heroine, Dr Ameyo Stella Adadevoh in Queen’s School Ibadan.

Makinde announced the donation during the 70th Anniversary of the School organised by the Queen’s School Old Girls Association, QSOGA, held recently at Solam Event Centre, Oluyole, Ibadan, saying it is part of his administration’s contribution to fast track the completion of the project.

The Oyo State Head of Service, Mrs. Amidat Ololade Agboola, an alumnus of the school who represented Makinde, conveyed the felicitation of the governor and the readiness of the Oyo State government to further encourage girl-child education and progress in the state.

At the event, the Old Girls association appealed to the government at all levels and members of the society to encourage girl-child education and involvement of women in political activities of the country.

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Chairman of the occasion, Dr Wale Babalakin, equally donated the sum of N2.5 million to the project, saying “the continuous growth and development of the school is paramount.”

In his opening speech, he called on stakeholders to make efforts to continue to rebuild the school without waiting for the government, saying that, in actualising the aspiration of giving back to their alma mater, the Alumnae association must lead the way to rebuild the school and invariably the society.

The Worldwide President of the Association, Dr Mrs Taiwo Adamson, a consultant Psychiatrist, and former Provost and Medical Director of Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta in her brief remark, called on the students to be futuristic, dedicated to their studies and have the vision to achieve the best in life.

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She said: “Today, we clocked 70 years and we, old girls of Ede/Ibadan set out to celebrate ourselves. We have had a  week of activities to thank God. So, this is the grand finale of the programme.

“Sincerely, I want to use this opportunity to call on our students to be dedicated to their studies and have a vision for their lives. If you don’t see something, you cannot achieve or attain it. It is what you see that you can achieve. So, they must be able to strive to achieve their purposes in life.

“This is a school of excellence, that has turned out wonderful and successful women, who are pillars in various aspects of their professions and endeavours in Nigeria and worldwide.”

Meanwhile, the guest speaker, Prof. Mrs Mabogunje, who was a former provost college of Medicine, University of Lagos, emphasised that the development of a nation is determined by how the leadership of the nation can harness the human resources of all of the population without leaving a particular gender out of the equation.

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She added that there is a need to make and enforce constitutional laws that will attend to the needs of the girl’s child, starting from the family level to the educational stage and up to the professional sphere.

“I must sincerely add that mass education and enlightenment programmes are needed to ensure that families across the country, irrespective of religious or ethnic background, must see the girl as being equal to the Boychild,” She added.

The highlight of the occasion was the presentation of awards to distinguished, elders, entrepreneurs and foundation members of the association.

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