The Head of Service, Barrister Dele Agbede and the Ekiti State body of
Permanents Secretaries have donated cash gifts for Special Schools in
Ekiti to celebrate the birthday of His Excellency, Biodun Abayomi
Handing over the cheques to the Special School Principals, the Head
of Service, Barrister Bamidele Agbede who was represented at Ikere
Ekiti and Ido Ekiti Special Schools by a Director in the Office of
Establishments and Service Matters, Mr. Bartholomew Ariyo, said that
the body was there to present the cash gift in accordance with the
directives of the Ekiti State Governor, Mr Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji who
said his birthday well wishers should present the gifts and cash
intended for him to the Special Schools in Ekiti State.
At the Government Special School for Students with Physically
Challenged and Intellectual Disability School, Ido Ekiti and The
Government Special School for the Blind, Ido Ekiti, the Head of
Service stated that the Governor’s love and passion for the special
students was displayed with his request from his loved ones and
admirers to celebrate his 55th birthday by giving the money and
material gifts to the schools of the Physically Challenged Schools in
While handing over the cheques of Four Hundred Thousand Naira
(N400,000) to the Principals of the two Schools, he said that the
heart and mind of Governor Oyebanji is always with the physically
challenged and that they should always be remembered for assistance
and display of empathy to give them sense of belonging in the
The Head of Service said that the Governor’s directive for those who
want to celebrate with him to do so with the special students shows
his kindheartedness and the assurance that his recognition for every
strata of the society will make Ekiti people see development in the
grassroots, saying, a new dawn has come in Ekiti where every person is
important and will be treated as such.
The principals of the two Schools Mr Salami Odunitan and Mrs Bola
Amogbonjaye thanked the Governor for the kind directive saying that
this was the first time that the Executive Governor will request that
his birthday be celebrated in this manner.
They also lauded the efforts of the State Government over the children
with disability, stressed further that Ekiti is number two after Lagos
State in the South Western part of Nigeria in taking adequate care of
physically challenged Children.
While appreciating the Head of service and the body of Permanent
Secretaries for the gesture, they equally wished Mr. Governor a happy
birthday and prosperous life ahead and promised to use the
contributions from the friends of Governor Oyebanji judiciously.
One of the Students, Ajaguna Benjamin commended Governor Oyebanji for
the directive which made friends that should have been going to the
Government house to visit him for his birthday to now become the
visitors of the physically challenged.
It was a joyful moment for all the physically challenged students and
staff members who were dancing singing and full of prayers for
Governor Biodun Oyebanji, the Head of Service and the Body of
Permanent Secretaries for the Kind gesture.
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