Multitude were called but few are chosen, out of the few who were shortlisted as the beneficiaries of Dr. Abiola Oshodi Foundation Bursary Award for the 2017/2018 edition have been admonished to spend the stipend judiciously.
Prof. Wahab Wasiu, a professor of Medicine and Neurology at University of Ilorin gave the admonition in a brief interview with 9janews24 shortly after today’s public presentation of Dr. Abiola Oshodi Foundation Bursary Award to Students of Higher Institutions in Owo Local Government.
Prof. Wahab Wasiu, a guest speaker of the occasion who speak on the topic “Financing Education in Nigeria” said in a bid to enhance quality education in Nigeria needs selfless task.
He added that people with silver spoon should relate to one another in order to assist the government in the educational sector. “If we should have people like Dr. Abiola Oshodi coming together to assist government, is going to go a long way, improving educational sector, government alone can not do this”.
He also added that the beneficiaries should as well think of giving back to the society in the nearest future as it will enhance development.
“I am just meeting him for the first time, though we have communicated through the social media, through our communication I guess to know he is a gentle person and a person that has the interest of the people in mind” said Mrs. Jumoke Anifowose while commending the effort of Dr. Abiola Oshodi at the public presentation of bursary award in a brief interview with newsmen.
She added that the public should emulate the character of Dr. Abiola Oshodi, she also admonished the beneficiaries to use the stipend for educational purpose.
Eng. Isreal Taiwo, an ICT Consultant who represented the governing council chairman of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Owo, Barr. Banji Alabi, at the occasion commend Dr. Abiola Oshodi as he pointed to various contributions he has made for the development of quality education in Owo Local Government. “Dr. Abiola Oshodi loves his people and he can take risk on behalf of them, for a man to give substantial amount of money for the purchase of laptops for children.”
On his part, the coordinator of the Dr. Abiola Oshodi Foundation cum Chief of staff to Dr. Abiola Oshodi Foundation, Comr. Chief Folahanmi Olaniyi (Akogun of Iyere Land) commend Dr. Abiola Oshodi Foundation and described the vision of the foundation as one that have vouched to cater for the entire students populace who are indigene of Owo Local Government in Higher Institutions “Quality education is necessary and the vision of this foundation is to enhance quality education and to assist the less privilege”.
He added that the tentacles of the foundation will spread to other counterpart as time goes on.
Dr. Abiola Oshodi who is a psychiatrist base in Canada also the CEO of Dr. Oshodi Specialist Services, a private psychiatric hospital base in Canada and Dr. Abiola Oshodi Foundation, described his task as one base on historic and emotional context.
“ The essence of humanity and every living being is to be connected at one level and other, we try to help others especially the less privileged” He said while explaining the foundation of the initiative.
He added that despite several challenges he was able to achieve his goals through the help of focus. “If you focus on good things helping humanity, there is a way destiny will embrace you and bring things that you prayed for to your way”.
Abiola disclosed that the tentacles of the foundation will be extended to other part of the community and to Nigeria as a whole if God permits.
Dr. Abiola Oshodi have contributed to many lives in different occasions.
While speaking, one of the beneficiaries of the Dr. Abiola Oshodi Foundation bursary award, Comr. JC. Oluwadare Kolawole Kelvin commend the effort of the sponsor and urge co-beneficiaries to spend the money judiciously, he also advise those who are not fortunate to be a beneficiary in the 2017/2018 edition to put in for the subsequent edition.
Sixty one (61) Students who were shortlisted as beneficiaries of the bursary award received a cheque of Twenty Thousand Naira (N20,000) each today at the event. Below are photographs of some of the beneficiaries.