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Jakande receives AOCOED Fellowship award, says I am still accessible

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[FILES] Alhaji Lateef Jakande

First Civilian Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, has said that he is available to anyone who may still need his advice, ideas or services.

He said this yesterday shortly after receiving prestigious Fellowship award at the joint convocation of Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED), Ijanikin, Lagos, where 5,674 students also graduated.

The nonagenarian, who defied all odds and made himself available for the award, expressed delight at the special recognition given to him, assuring that he is very much open and available to offer counsel, advice, opinion and guidance to anybody or organisation, adding: “It will be my pleasure to attend to such needs.”

Jakande was honoured alongside Senator Olamilekan Solomon Adeola and Alhaji Fatai Adegboyega Shokunbi who both received prestigious Diamond award of the college, while Olanrewaju Ogunyemi and Prof. Clement Fasan received the prestigious Alumni award.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, in his remarks, congratulated Jakande and other award recipients, saying that AOCOED Fellowship, Diamond and Alumni awards are strictly meant for the best in the society.

Ambode, represented by the Commissioner for Agriculture, Suarau Oluwatoyin, said: “I heartily congratulate Alhaji Lateef Jakande on this special honour and other distinguished personalities”.

I understand that it is exceptional to be awarded a fellowship, diamond or alumni of AOCOED because of the stringent criteria for selection.

This undoubtedly speaks volume about the credentials of the individuals honoured today. They are entering Hall of Fame, which is accessible to only a few and indeed the best in the society.”

He stated that his administration holds the college in high esteem, having recognised that no nation can rise above the quality of its teachers.


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