Senator Abiola Ajimobi Foundation,  SAAF, has instituted an annual education grant of 200,000 naira for tertiary institution students who are of Oyo State origin.

The indication emerged at the  4th Annual Memorial Fidau Prayer in honour of Former Oyo State Governor, the late Senator Abiola Ajimobi, held at his residence in Ibadan.

Presenting the grant to the twenty five set of beneficiaries, wife of  former governor, Chief Florence Ajimobi explained that the late Ajimobi valued education, and the family decided  to institute the grant as one of the ways to continue to preserve the memory and legacies of their departed Patriarch.

“In his lifetime, my husband, Senator Ajimobi stood for worthy causes. He stood for peace, progress and development, among other notable things . These traits manifested in everything he did in his personal and as well as his official life, even when he served the people of Oyo State, as Governor for an unprecedented two-term (eight years) tenure.

He focused on the ideals of good governance as well as urban renewal,  he was highly interested in, and worked for a peaceful society, he was keen on quality education.

Consequently, and in order to continue that legacy of promotion of quality education,  which is one of the goals of the Foundation, we have, this year, instituted an Annual Education Grant  for students of Oyo State origin in tertiary institutions in the country. 

This grant is given without discrimination to gender or political affiliation, the only conditions are; you must be an indigene of Oyo State, you must be brilliant and be of high moral standard.

I want to gladly inform you that 25 successful awardees, after a keenly competed exercise, from various institutions of higher learning are here with us today to receive the grant.Mrs. Ajimobi concluded.

Earlier, famous Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Muhydeen Ajani-Bello has cautioned politicians to resist the urge to occupy political offices if their mission was not of national interest”.

Sheikh Ajani-Bello said any politician, who intended to vie for a political office for personal interest, should drop such ambition in the interest of the country.

He admonished politicians and Nigerians in general to strive towards leaving indelible marks on whatever position they occupied so that their works would outlive them just like that of Senator Ajimobi.

The Islamic Cleric described the Former Oyo State Governor as a rare leader, who during his lifetime, served God and humanity.

In separate interviews, Senator representing Oyo South Senatorial District, Senator Sharafadeen Alli and his counterpart from Oyo Central Senatorial District, Senator Yunus Akintunde, as well as, 2023 APC Governorship candidate in the state, Senator Teslim Folarin, attested to the exemplary leadership qualities of the late Abiola Ajimobi, describing him as the builder of modern Oyo State.

Highlights of the event were special prayers for the Ajimobi family.


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