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Philanthropist supports school, fêtes pupils

One of the illustrious sons of Isheri Oke town in Lagos,  Prince Jamiu Ayodele Odunsi has extended his philanthropy to United African Church Central Nursery and Primary School, one of the schools in the community. The school held her annual inter-house sports on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the school premises in Isheri.

Prince Odunsi’s presence at the school this year was really a morale booster for the children as they followed him back to his house after the event. They said that Odunsi has always been an inspiration to lots of youths in his community.

After the event, Odunsi and his wife took out time to entertain the over 200 children that followed him and his guests back to the house after the inter-house sports competition.It was also a great opportunity for Prince Odunsi to bond with the children and interact with their teachers.

Speaking on the reasons for his support for the school, Odunsi said he has always believed in giving back to his community and most especially, youth development. “This primary school which was established in 1917 is an historic school for me because coincidentally, my father, the late Oba Sarumi Odunsi was the King of the community at that time. I also believe that Government cannot do everything. We as individuals that have been blessed must do our own part to support the efforts of the government. I was able to lend my support to this year’s inter-house sports activities and the Green House is now called Prince Jamiu Ayodele Odunsi House. Since it is an annual event, the onus is now on me to always make myself available to be part of the event and also support.”

Speaking further, he said the time he spent with the children also gave him an opportunity to interact with the school authority. “Most times, if you don’t get close to people, you will not know how useful you both can be to each other.

The time I spent in the school not only gave me an opportunity to interact with school, but also enabled us to communicate on areas we can further collaborate to give our children better education.



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