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Igbobi College honours Falae, Ibru, Subomi as Osinbajo seeks support for Buhari




VICE President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has called for support of all Nigerians to help the current administration succeed.

Osinbajo, who was the special guest at the sixth annual Christmas dinner of Igbobi College Old Boys Association (ICOBA), held at the weekend in Lagos, said that the administration needed all the spiritual and moral support to wriggle the country out of present challenges and fulfill its campaign promises.

The awardees are: Justice Samuel Duro Adebiyi (year of entry, 1937); Dr. Chris Ogunbanjo (year of entry, 1938); Prof Emeritus Ayodeji Banjo (1948); Otunba Olasubomi Balogun (1950); Prof. Olufolabi Olumide (1950); Senator Olorogun Felix Ibru (1951); Chief Samuel Oluyemisi Falae (1951) and Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi (1955).

Osibajo, himself an old Igbobian (73/75 set), said that the award is the most special for Igbobians. Osinbajo, who thanked the Igbobi Old Boys association for their massive support towards their victory at the polls, acknowledged, “the task of governing is not the same as that of campaigning for election.”

He said: “No one needs to remind us of that. At this point, what I hope and pray for is the kind of support-moral and spiritual support-that you gave us.

“We pray that we will be able to get that kind of support to take on the very important and critical journey that this country begun on May 29th 2015.”

He assured the audience that the Almighty God is going to do some incredible things in the country. “And surely, in a few years time, you would be able to say that yes, there was an Igbobian in there and he did us proud.”

The Vice-President congratulated Igbobians that were awarded lifetime achievement awards on the night, describing them as credible personalities and ambassadors of the school.

Chairman of ICOBA, Foluso Philips, said that the famous old school had made a significant contribution to the development of Nigeria through arrays of competent and distinguished Nigerians produced by the school.

Philips said apart from equipping Nigeria academically, the school is responsible for building Nigerians of impeccable character, who had been consistent in terms of integrity and in their chosen profession.

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