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Alumni seek take-over of school for improved infrastructure, development

By Oluwatomiwa Ogunniyi
08 April 2022   |   2:36 am
The newly appointed National President of Eko Boys High School Old Boys Association (EKOBA), Kayode Olawunmi Eliot, has urged the Lagos government to allow the association

Chairman, Board of Trustees, Eko Boys’ High School Ola Boys Association, Adeniji Raji (left); new National President, Kayode Elliot; New General Secretary, Babatunde Osibodu; and other officials at the inauguration of new national executives of the association held at the school premises in Mushin, Lagos, recently.<br />

The newly elected National President of Eko Boys High School Old Boys Association (EKOBA), Kayode Olawunmi Eliot, has urged the Lagos government to allow the association take over the school to enhance infrastructural development.

He said this would be done in collaboration with the Uba and Robert families, who originally established the school.

Eliot, who made this appeal at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and inauguration of new executives of the association in Lagos, expressed concern about the school’s poor infrastructure.
He said: “The Old Boys are not very happy with the state of facilities in the school, and they felt the government has a lot on their plate. They have so many schools and their attention cannot only be on Eko Boys High School.
“If the state government considers our demand, it will be a less burden and we will be able to give this school a facelift and take it back to what it used to be.”

Elliot recalled that ex-Governor Bola Tinubu’s administration allocated a piece of land to the association in Abijo, Ajah.
“I am reiterating here that the development of the Abijo site will be a reality. The plan is to put in place an international standard boarding school facility, of course with funding, government approval and other tools in place.”

Elliot added that the association would launch a fundraising programme that would enable the school to embark on a comprehensive development of its infrastructure.

The new national executives of the association are first Vice President, Adesola Babatunde; second Vice President, Ganiyu Tito Nurudeen; General Secretary, Babatunde Osibodu; first Assistant General Secretary, Dr. Femi Olokodana; second Assistant General Secretary, Onatunde Oluwasegun; Welfare Officer, Dr. Ationu Henry Uko; Treasurer, Kunle Aderibigbe and Publicity Secretary, Temitope Oluwabiyi, among others.