A beautiful edifice, comprising classrooms and offices has been donated by the Olu of Ilaro and Paramount Ruler of Yewaland, Oba Esv (Dr) Kehinde Adeboye Gbadewole Olugbenle, MFR, (Asade Agunloye IV) to commemorate his 9th year on the throne.
The Kabiesi said he took the initiative to donate the building so as to spur Yewa indigenes towards contributing meaningfully to the development of Yewaland.
He added that in some other climes, it is the indigenes who invested in the development of their sources and thus encouraged all Yewa sons and daughters, both at home and in the diaspora to heed the clarion call in making Yewaland a beauty to behold.
According to the monarch, gone are the days when indigenes run away from home for fear of being killed by the witches and wizards, stressing that "modern day witches and wizards no dey drink blood again ó, na milo and milk dem dey drink"
Commenting during the commissioning, the Rector of the Polytechnic, Arc. Olusegun Aluko, Ph.D said he was not suprised by the monarch's gestures towards the Polytechnic, because, according to him, the Kabiesi has from the onset taken the Polytechnic as his and has thus been very supportive of the Polytechnic.
The commissioning literarily attracted the creme de la creme of the society, including the state government's presence to the campus.
Representative of the state Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, Mfr, Hon. Afolabi Afuape, who is also the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs was full of praises for Ọba Olugbenle stressing the support and appreciation of the state government for the monarch.
The Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers, NIESV, was adequately represented by both the National and states officers led by their National President, Esv (Sir) Emma Osas Wike.
The Rector, Gateway Polytechnic, Engr (Dr) Funke Akinkurolere represnted the State Commissioner for Education, Prof Abayomi Arigbabu while the Commissioners for Culture and Tourism, Hon. Toyin Taiwo, Budget and Planning, Hon. Olaolu Olabimtan, former Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, Prof. Rahman Bello among others were physically present.
The list of traditional rulers, Principal officers, Deans and Directors, Heads of Departments in the Polytechnic and other important dignitaries in attendance is endless to witness the four-parts commissioning of the project handled by Mr Kunle Adebiyi, Director in MTN, representing the Foundation, HRM Oba Yisa Sola Adeniyi Olaniyan, Onipokia.
representing the Kabiesis, Esv. Sir Emma Osas Wike, representing NIESV, and Hon. Afolabi Afuape, representing the State Governor in that order.
Earlier in the day, the Kabiesi had done the land breaking and the foundation laying of the blocks of hostels donated to the School of Nursing, Ilaro.
The Public Relations Unit, on behalf of the Rector, management, staff and students of this Polytechnic appreciates the Kabiesi for this gesture and congratulates His Royal Majesty, Oba Esv. (Dr.) Kehinde Gbadewole Olugbenle, Mfr. the Olu of Ilaro and Paramount Ruler of Yewaland on his 9th Coronation Anniversary, saying, Kaasbiesi o, Kade pẹ lórí, kí bàtà pẹ lẹsẹ, ẹṣin ọba aa joko pẹ, pẹ, pẹ.
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