*As Deji of Akure commissions Omo’luorogbo reconstructed hall
Diplomatic official and former Deputy Head Girl, Omo’luorogbo Grammar School, Oke-Aro, Akure, Ondo State, Dr. Munirat Ogunlayi, has donated an ultra-modern hall to her alma mater.
She described the singular gesture done in conjunction with the support of her husband, Dr. Olajide Suraj Ogunlayi, as “good to look back and give back”.
The commissioning ceremony, attended by First Lady of Ondo State Betty Akeredolu, Commissioner for Education represented by Pastoro Yomi Akinrinmade, the Grand Chief Imam of Akure Land, Sheikh Abdul-Hakeem Yayi Akorede as well as elders of Akure Muslim Communities, Akure Youth In Islam (AYIS) members and the alumni of the school, was performed by the Deji and Paramount Ruler of Akure Kingdom, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi.
“I give glory to almighty Allah who granted me the grace to give back to my alma mater, Omo’luorogbo GrammarSchool Akure after 35 years of leaving the school by reconstructing the dilapidated school hall.
“I’m grateful to my husband Dr Olajide Suraj Ogunlayi for his wonderful support towards this accomplishment. I am grateful to her Excellency, Arabirin Betty Akeredolu, the first lady of Ondo State, Commissioner for Education represented by Pastor Yomi Akinrinmade, the Deji of Akure, Kabiyesi ALADETOYINBO OGUNLADE, the Grand Chief Imam of Akure, Sheik Hakeem Akorede, Akure Muslim Elders, AYIS members, OGSA alumni, friends and families for gracing the occasion.
“I sincerely appreciate Mr Femi Falana (SAN), Ariyo Light, my sister Lillian Adesokan and my aburo, Mike Adeyeye for facilitating the presence of dignitaries at the occasion. The alumni of OGSA appreciate you all. I am indeed grateful to all for all the support,” Munirat said in a post on her Facebook wall.
Ogunlayi, currently working with World Bank, was DFID/UKAID official.