Family Converts Akintola’s Country Home to Resource Centre

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The Ogbomoso country home of Chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola , former Premier of Western Region  is being converted into resource  centre for academic  research by the family


Yemi Adedokun, the coordinator Samuel Ladoke Akintola Foundation told journalists at a press conference and facility tour of the building held in Ogbomoso


According to him, the children of the late premier have resolved to restructure the facilities for public use


He disclosed that Dr Mrs Bimbo Akintola and other members of the family are committed to ensure that the resource centre is of international standard with e library, recreation centre and others


‘ Already we are working on the library with over 5000 books found ib Baba’s library, work has also commenced in fixing the olympic size swimming pool and other things that will bring real picture of what the late sage have in mind when building the house’


He also disclosed that the family is also planning to restore the statue of the late sage at the parliamentary road and the motion he moved for independence will be fixed by its side


While unveiling the the programme of activities lined up for the 52 remembrance activities slated for January 11  2018,Adedokun said  notable personalities including the governors of the south west, traditional rulers and captains of industry are expected to grace the event


‘Governor Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos state will deliver a lecture entitled ‘Democracy,National Integration and National Development while  Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state and Governor Aminu Tambuwa of Sokoto state are the lead discussants

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