The Nigerian High Commission to the United Kingdom has commended the Wife of the Governor of Ogun State, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun over her 10-day leadership training programme for the 20 best secondary students in the 2012/2013 West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination.
Speaking while receiving the students accompanied by the wife of the governor at the residence of the Nigerian High Commissioner in London, the wife of the Nigerian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Hajiya Salamatu Tafida commended Mrs. Amosun for exposing the students to the leadership training programme.
“It is indeed our pleasure to welcome the beneficiaries of the second batch of the UPLIFTing SS3 Students and their accompanying officials to London. We are very happy that you have indeed sustained the leadership training programme for these students who I describe as the leaders of tomorrow. We commend your wisdom to expose these children to contemporary leadership skills which would help them in their future endeavours. Your levels of interaction with these students clearly show your motherly love and care for them. We appreciate your contributions in making our society a better tomorrow,” Hajiya Tafida said.
She advised the students not to limit themselves to the environment that hailed from, noting that “this programme would provide you with an excellent opportunity to imbibe good ethics of orderliness among other virtues which would be very useful for you later in life and I know you are going to do better as the leaders of tomorrow, because you are the change Nigeria represents.”
In her remarks, the wife of the governor thanked the Nigerian High Commission to the United Kingdom for accepting to host the students, saying the Nigerian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Dr. Dalhatu Tafida contributed to the leadership training programme for the first batch of best students brought to the United Kingdom in year 2012.
She said: “The leadership training programme is uniquely designed to help the students academically and broader their horizon. It is also to encourage the students to study harder. It is not a jamboree and am very happy to note that almost all the beneficiaries of the first leadership training programme are already in different higher institutions reading various courses like law, mechanical engineering, medicine and others.
The leadership training is being organised by the Wife of the Governor of Ogun State, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun in partnership with The Buckwood School, Hastings in the United Kingdom as a reward for hard work for the 20 best students from the public secondary schools in the 20 local government areas of Ogun State and to motivate others to face their studies in order to put in their best in their academic endeavours.
The beneficiaries of the second batch of the UPLIFTing SS3 Students currently in the United Kingdom include Animashaun Israel (Abeokuta North); Sobowale Bukola (Abeokuta South); Aderoju Kudirat (Ado-Odo/Ota), Eguabor Davidson (Yewa South), Yusuf Kabirat (Ewekoro), Oladeinde Olatunji (Ifo), Momoh Boluwatife (Ijebu East), Yinusa Munirudeen (Ijebu North), Rosenje Abdullahi (Ijebu North-east), Abdulkabir Madina (Ijebu-Ode), and Adeniyi Kehinde (Ikenne).
Others include Adebayo Funmilayo (Imeko-Afon), Ojo Shamsudeen (Ipokia), Akinwole Elijah (Obafemi/Owode), Karounwi Aminat (Odeda), Abimbola Seun (Odogbolu), Badekale Yinusa (Ogun Waterside), Kolawole Ibrahim (Remo North), Fagbire Ajibike Grace (Yewa North), and Oparinde Olayemi (Sagamu).