Osun Honors An Outstanding Indigene; Encourages Excellence In Students

Chief (Mrs) Grace Tomori-Laoye, Dep Gov and Commissioner for  Education, Osun State

The government of the State of Osun has rewarded one Mrs Christianah Opeyemi Adeloye, a Part Two medical student of University of Ibadan, who came first in 2011/2012 Joint Admission Matriculation Examination Board (JAMB) in Nigeria.

According to the deputy governor of the state, who also doubles as the State Commissioner for Education, Otunba (Mrs) Grace Laoye-Tomori, at a short ceremony in honour of the recipient in her office in Osogbo, “Miss Adeloye has done the State of Osun proud, as she towered above all the candidates, who sat for 2011/2012 Joint Admission Matriculation Examination Board in Nigeria.”

She added that the recipient had imbibed the culture of Omoluabi, which the people of the state are noted for by excelling in her academic pursuit.

The deputy governor added that Professor Akinyinka Omigbodun made case for the recipient, as the state government was not aware of her feat.

In her word: “We did not know that you’re an Osun indigene, as you did not school in our state, but I want to assure you that now our public schools in the state are fit for academic excellence, as we’ve upgraded our schools and they are better-equipped for academic work”.

She also commended the parents of the recipient for the moral and financial support which made her to excel among her colleagues.

The deputy governor then used the occasion to call on all Osun indigenes to patronize public schools in the state, as the government of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has overhauled the education sector to compete favourably with any first class standard school in any advanced country.

In his message of gratitude to the government of the State of Osun, the father of the recipient, Evangelist Emmanuel Adeloye, a leader of Celestial Church of Christ in Ilaro, Ogun State, commended the effort of the state government for implementing its six-point integral action plan, which had turned the fortune of the state within a short time.

He added that the state indigenes all over the federation are proud of the current administration in the state and also support its laudable programmes and policies. Adeloye therefore, prayed for God’s guidance and protection over the governor and the state as a whole.

Present at the deputy governor’s office during the presentation was the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti, Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Honourable Niyi Idowu, the Permanent Secretary of the State Ministry of Education, Mr Olayinka and the parents of the recipient.