Aare Ona Kakanfo, Iba Gani Adams To Construct Kakanfo Lecture Hall Theatre For Alayande University

Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams has pledged to construct and donate a lecture building to be named as Kakanfo Lecture Hall to Emmanuel Alayande University of Education, Oyo as his own contribution to the 128-year institution.

In a release made available by the University’s Media and Public Relations Officer, Wale Adeoye, Iba Gani Adams made this commitment when he received the University Management delegation led by the Director, Directorate of Inter-Community and Alumni Relations, Dr Rasak Adetunji Adefabi at his Lagos residence. In his comments, the renowned Nigerian activist, politician, traditional aristocrat states, “I feel highly honoured to host the Vice Chancellor’s delegation today. Education is very important to nation building and it is important we cherish our language and culture. A nation that loses her language is doomed to die. As we all know too, education and technology are symbiotic and everything must be done to invest in qualitative education. I am sure that a country that fails to invest in qualitative education will soon go into extinction.” Speaking further, the Yoruba Generalissimo who was flanked by his wife, Ayinba Joy Adams maintained that he shall join the University in building a quality institution. “I promise that I shall give my own little contribution in building a lecture hall for the benefit of our future leaders. This project will start in no distant time”, he submitted.

The Aare Ona Kakanfo, Iba Gani Adams signing a complementary copy of his book to be given to the Vice- Chancellor, Professor Olanrewaju Olaniyan

Earlier, the Director, Directorate of Inter-Community and Alumni Relations, Dr Rasak Adetunji Adefabi conveyed the Vice-Chancellor’s message to Aare Gani Adams. According to him, “I bring warm greetings from our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olanrewaju Olaniyan and his Management team to you, Sir. Mr. Vice-Chancellor would have loved to personally lead us here today, but for another State assignment. He therefore directed that we greet you Sir. I must thank you on his behalf for your contributions to nation building and advancement of education in Yorubaland. Our institution, Emmanuel Alayande University of Education, Oyo is a renowned educational institution of over a century years. It started as a Teacher’s College, College of Education and now a University of Education. As you are aware Sir, the government alone cannot shoulder the funding and infrastructural needs of the nascent University, hence the need to follow a pathfinder. It shall therefore be our pleasure to have you supporting us with a donation of a lecture theatre to be named after you. May God Almighty continue to strengthen you and be your shield Sir”, he submitted.

On the University delegation are the Director, Directorate of Inter-Community and Alumni Relations, Dr Rasak Adetunji Adefabi; Members of the Inter-Community and Alumni Relations Committee – Dr Olurotimi Akanni, Mr. Ibrahim Salawu, ‘Wale Adeoye and the Secretary of Committee, Mrs. Olukemi O. Badmus.

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