In furtherance of his commitment to change the fortune of the downtrodden and less-privileged in his primary constituency, the Ogun State Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Chief Adedayo Adeneye, has donated bags, sandals, books and other educational items to pupils in schools in the Odogbolu Local Government Area of the state.
The commissioner made the donation under the umbrella of his Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), the Adeneye Foundation, as part of activities to mark his birthday.
Adeneye, who said he is committed to the wellbeing and emancipation of the needy, added that his love for children, teachers, the teaching profession and the under privileged, necessitated the gesture.
Recalling his childhood and how his teachers moulded him, the commissioner said this prepared him for the challenges he later faced in life, urging teachers not to relent in their efforts at bringing up responsible and respectable leaders of tomorrow.
Reward of teachers, he noted, is no longer in heaven, expressing the hope that they will certainly be rewarded here on earth, while also calling on other well-to-do individuals, irrespective of their status and political affiliation, to remember their various alma-mater by giving back to where they were made as well as the society at large.
“When one gets to this age, which is over 50, one must be thankful to God. I thank Him for sparing my life and enabling me to see another year.
I usually don’t celebrate my birthdays, but I have decided to celebrate with the less- privileged. We must not also forget the teachers, who have made sacrifices. I pray God to help me reach out to more schools”, Adeneye added.