Ambode appoints Onibon acting MOCPED provost
•Community lauds gov over project, others
•Seeks speedy payment of demolition victims
Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday, approved the appointment of Dr. Nosiru Olajide Onibon as the Acting Provost of the Michael Otedola College of Primary Education (MOCPED), Noforija, Epe.
In a statement, the Special Adviser to the governor on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh, said the appointment was with immediate effect.
Onibon’s appointment follows the demise of the former provost, Professor Olurotimi Sikiru Akeusola who passed on early this year.
Born on October 13, 1967, Onibon attended Ansar-Ud-Deen Primary School Epe (1974-1980), before proceeding to Alaro Community High School, Iraye-Oke also in Epe (1980-1985). He bagged his First Degree in Arts, Arabic Language and Literature from the Lagos State University (1992) and then his M.sc in International Relations (1998) and Arabic Language Studies (2000) from the University of Ibadan and Lagos State University respectively.
The Acting Provost also holds a Ph.D in Arabic Language Studies from the International Islamic University, Malaysia and has published many research publications and books. Bank-Olemoh also expressed confidence that given his qualifications and prior experience, Onibon will transition well into his new position as the Acting Provost and capably manage the affairs of the institution.
Meanwhile, the people of Igbo community have lauded Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for keeping faith with the mega city dream of Lagos through development of the rural areas and provision of infrastructure in all nooks and crannies of the state.
They particularly commended the governor for promising to construct the Igbogbo-Bola Ahmed Tinubu –Igbe Road, noting that the project would immensely benefit the present and future generations.
The commendation came during a stakeholders’ meeting at the palace of Adeboruwa of Igbogbo Kingdom and graced by Oba Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali, religious leaders, traditional rulers, chiefs, residents, clubs as well as market men and women.
The parley, which was informed by the demolition of some ‘illegal’ structures in the community, commended the state government for the super highway in their locality amid sympathy for those affected by the rural renewal exercise.
Oba Kasali, however, urged sons and daughters of the community to fully support the Ambode administration to replicate development in the settlement as witnessed in other places like Epe, Badagry Ikorodu.
The pangs of the demolition in parts of the state notwithstanding, the monarch urged citizens to cooperate with government as compensation and relocation formalities are being perfected to alleviate their sufferings. He called on the governor to expedite payments to the victims.
The Executive Chairman of Igbogbo /Baiyeku Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Comrade Olusesan Mayokun Daini, read the resolution where among others, it was agreed that the victims of the demolition exercise be promptly paid to aid their resettlement.
The meeting equally endorsed the governor for re-election come 2019 on the strength of his infrastructural renewal of the state.
The Special Adviser on Housing to the governor, Mrs. Adebimpe Akinsola, praised her principal for his commitment to the proposed project.
Apparently an indigene, she noted that previous administrations had promised the people structures which were neither completed nor felt by the community.
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