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Foundation inducts award, establishes poverty alleviation centre


Dr Femi Olomola

Two years after the death of former president of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP), Dr. Femi Olomola, the Amos Oluwafemi Olomola Memorial Foundation has inducted a yearly award at the Government Technical College, Agidingbi in Ikeja, Lagos, for the Best Technical Three Student in Graphic Design.

Similarly, the Foundation plans to establish a skills acquisition centre in his hometown, Ilesha, Osun State, aimed at alleviating poverty, particularly among vulnerable groups, such as women, widows and youths, with focus on acquisition of skills, such as fashion design, confectionery and sugar craft, event decorations, and design appreciation.

His widow, Mrs. Kunbi Olomola, said the centre was necessitated by the need to address challenges faced by the underprivileged and to assist widows, in line with her late husband’s compassionate mien.

Mrs. Olomola, a graphic artist and Head of Miscellaneous Department at the Government Technical College, Agidingbi, disclosed that the newly inducted award was aimed as complementing a set of computer graphics equipment-10 computers, one air-conditioning unit and refurbishing of the studio- donated to the institution last year to commemorate the one year remembrance of Olomola. Olomola died on May 31, 2016 at the age of 65.

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