As part of the commitment of the Oniba of Iba kingdom to give back to the society and demonstrate the important of Education in a child life,over 15 Lagos State Primary School Teachers of Iba Local council Development area have benefited the sum of 50,000 naira cash prize each from Oba Dr. Sulaimon Adeshina Raji Ashade of Oniba Ekun of Iba kingdom.
The Oniba Ekun of Iba Kingdom,Oba Dr. Sulaimon Adeshina Ashade gave the cash prize s to the Teachers on Wednesday, during his official distribution of Books to the Primary school pupils at the Iba LCDA.
Oniba Ekun expressed that in his time in the primary school days,he had no grace to obtain a note book for writing during his primary school days but was only used to writing on the wood. That the teachers had impacted so much in his life on Education because his teachers had made it their duties to drag him from home to the school which led him to the level he could attain today. He expressed.
He thereby advised the Teachers not to relent in their educational/ responsibilities as God would reward them prosperously as they have better the lives of their students. He however charged the parents to send their children to school that Education is important in the life of every child and the best legacy in the whole world.
The Deputy Seriki of Alaba Rago market,Alhaji Adamu Umar commended the efforts of Oniba Ekun of Iba Kingdom for carrying along the whole Yoruba,Hausa and Igbo tribe together without segregation within 3 months on Throne and he prayed for his long live on throne as he made known the marketers preparation to cooperate with the Oniba.
The Isokan CDA Chairman, Mr Shehu Opomulero thanked the Oniba Ekun for numerous empowerment and successes provided for the community within 3 months on the throne and declared that the members of the CDA and Residents were set to join hands with him to flush out any criminal acts in the Iba lcda.
The Member State House of Assembly, Ojo const.2 Hon Surajudeen Tijani said that the societal leadership from home now needed to change their orientations and even from other Obas who have spent many s years on throne to emulate the positive contributions the Oniba ekun has done in giving back to the community selflessly.
He promised however to give the support he could give to Oniba ekun to the development of Iba LCDA who added so much value to the community.
Baale Agboroko (the 3months on throne committee treasurer) Chief Alabi Ismaila described the Oniba ekun as a well born and brought up Oba who never cease to give positive things to the community and he prayed for his peace on the throne. While he praised him for the distribution of books to the students in Iba area including the 50,000 naira cash prize to the Teachers. also revealed that he believed more things shall spring up in the area in two years with what he has witnessed so far even from the Lagos State Governor Mr Olusola Sanwolu contribution on installation of Solar water in Iba LCDA within 3 months on throne.
The Iyaloja General of Iba LCDA,mrs Folasade Adedeji however rated the Oniba as a unique and youthful Oba among all good Obas ever reigned and advised the market men and women to stay updated with the activities in Lagos state and Iba LCDA so as to give the new Oba so much cooperation to move the area forward during the marketers formal introduction of the numbers of markets in the Iba Kingdom.
Other in attendance were NUT Chairman, Mrs Oliyide Ipaye, Jafoluwa Youths President, Mr Balogun Moshood Abiola, Akogun, Baba Oba Hon. Toyin Suarau ,E. S. Hon. Kola Abiola, Planning committee Chairman Hon. Bar. Kappo Emmanuel and Hon. Cornelius Ojelabi.
The Schools featured also were L.A Nursery and Pry. School 2 Isasi,Community Nuts.& Pry school Afro,FOA Nursery and Pry.sch.3 Okoko, Estate Nursery&Pry.Sch.2 Iba,L.A.Pry.Sch.Ijagemo and Ijedodo Nursery pry school.etc