Federation of Ibadan Student Union FIBSU on Saturday inaugurated new executive council that will steer the affairs of the indigenous student body
The event which was held at Mapo Hall was attended by Olubadan of Ibadanland Oba Saliu Adetunji Akanmu, Aje Ogunguniso,The Deputy Chief of Staff Hon AbdulMojeed Gbonjubola Hon commissioner for Youth and Sport, Hon Seun Fakorede Special Adviser to Gov Makinde on Tourism Akeem Ademola Ige Hon Akinwale Akinwole and others.
The new executive council includes Olalekan Y Ajibola, President, Oladejo AishT, VP Odeku Witness Gen Secretary and 11 others
While congratulating the sudents Deputy Chief of Staff Hon Mojeed Gbonjubola said they should count themselves lucky because the present administration places more premium on education more than his predecessors
He said with over 20 percent budgetary allocation for education in the state, there is going to be a lot of improvement in the sector
Gbonjubola added that “We have records of Oyo state indigenes breaking record all over the world and they have set precedence and and they are Worthy examples for you to emulate.”
He however cautioned against factionalization of the student body and urged them to unite and speak with one voice for progress and development of the association and the state at large.
Also the state commissioner for Youth and Sport, Hon Seun Fakorede in his paper entitled Student Unionism In Nigeria: A Race For Patriotism Over Self-Interests said “Unionism is not war amongst students, it’s radical collaboration — an intentional partnership amongst people with very different ideologies to leave the system in a better place than they met it.”
“Don’t run after cheap publicity, this is not the time to gather popularity, it is the time to collectively gather power and traction towards the common goal. To speak of our different challenges but with one voice, to prioritise us a people over us as anything else.”
“It’s time for youths to not just theoretically take responsibility but to actively play a part in this entity called Nigeria. Youths are not the leaders of tomorrow, neither are they the leaders of today.”
“If we do what we must do, then I have no doubts that all across the State, from Ibadan to Ogbomoso, from Ibarapa to Okeogun, to Oyo, our Youths and Students will wake up, to compliment, optimise and sustain the great legacy of Seyi Makinde, and by so doing this State will reclaim its promise, and out of this long political darkness, this new dawn that befalls us will be sustained.” He concluded
The Special Assistant to Gov Makinde on Student Affairs Victor Olojede in his remarks thanks the guest and students for the corperation and promise that the government will not relent in it’s effort to make improve on the quality of education from primary to tertiary in the state.