President and members of one of the leading social clubs in Ikorodu, the Zenith Peers, on Thursday, August 15, 2019, visited Local Government Primary School, Ipakodo, to donate books to the physically challenged pupils in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the club .
400 exercise books were donated to 150 physically challenged pupils of the school with a promise that they would come back with more donations in due course.
The Club’s Vice President and Planning Committee Chairman, Peer (Ahaji) Zulukadeen, while addressing the Executive Secretary, Local Government Education Authority (LGEA), Ikorodu, Lion Taiwo Oduloye, School Principal and staff members of the school and other guests, gave a brief history of the club .
He also stated that the club has contributed in numerous ways to the social, economic and political developments of Ikorodu division.
Also, Peer (Otunba) Babajimi Olumide Tokoya, President of the club, promised that they would visit the school again to assist the physically challenged pupils in areas of their needs.
He also promised to influence his office, Central Bank of Nigeria, Lagos branch, in assisting the school.
Former President of the club and Chairman, Nigerians in Oxford-UK, Peer Nasir A. Salami, also pledged to influence the body when he return to his base towards making them to do something significant for the school.
Two other members of the club also pledged their other respective associations’ supports for the school.
Peer Olusegun Iluyombo stated that he would use his association in the African Church Bethel Cathedral, Ikorodu, and the Youth Christian Association (YCA), to assist the school.
Another former President of the club and Chairman Community Development Committee (CDC), Ikorodu, Peer (Ahaj)Lukman Sonibare, assured that CDC would visit the school in two months time to make a significant donation.
Lion Taiwo Oduloye, the LGEA Executive Secretary who chaired the occasion, thanked the club for the presentation of the gift to the school.
He stated that the donation would be of great help to the school, adding that it has been a great challenge for many of the parents to buy an exercise book for their wards.
“This will go a long way in assisting the pupils since many of their parents can’t afford to buy a N50 exercise book and this has been a challenge.
“The donation is a welcome relief to the school and parents”.
He also asked for more support from individuals and groups, stating that government alone can’t do anything. He added that the Lagos State Government has made it easier for anyone willing to donate to come in and assist any school without any bottleneck.
In her remarks, the head teacher of the school, thanked the club for the donation and like Oliver Twist, she asked for more while also highlighting the school needs mostly in the areas of training equipment.
Other members of the club in the visitation entourage were Peers Taiwo Salami-Awolaru, Y.O. Aregbesola, E. A. Laniyonu, S. A. Salami, Babatunde Owolabi, B.A.K. Awolesi, Gbolahan Oke-Bello, T.A.G Okeowo, Olanrewaju Akintobi, Lookman Akintobi, Lookman Adekunle Lawal and Oluwaseyi A. Adelabu, Secretary, Planning Committee.
After interacting and entertaining the staff members and pupils of the school, members of the club moved to their club house for special Anniversary prayers.