By Fatima Muraina
The University of Benin Alumni Association, Ondo state branch has honoured the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Abdul Wahaab Adegbenro, the Senator representing Ondo Central senatorial district, Senator Tayo Alasoadura and a judge of the Ondo State High Court, Justice Sunday Olorundahunsi.
The personalities were honoured during the alumni dinner held at the International training hall of the Federal College of Agriculture, Akure, Ondo state.
The state Chairman of the Association, Otunba Dr. Olanrewaju Adesanya, who spoke with The Hope Metro said the association honoured its members who have excelled in their various chosen careers.
Adesanya said all the awardees have at one stage or another served their communities state and the country in general, which motivated the association to appreciate them, saying the dinner was to celebrate the lives of all members and appreciate God .
According to him, the alumni had presented a one thousand capacity lecture theater for the students, while some projects are ongoing within the university. This he explained was a way of assisting the federal government in the development of education.
“Recently, 6,000 volume of books were delivered to the university authority as contribution of alumni to develop the university,” he said.
He called on the university students to be take studies serious and be law abiding, respect the constituted authority of the university .
Chairman of the occasion, who doubled as the resource person, Justice Sunday Olorundahunsi, in his welcome address observed that the dinner was aimed at bringing the alumni together to reunite and socialise.
The Olowo of Owo, Oba David Folagbade Olateru Olagbegi charged government to address the issue of insecurity across the country.
Olagbegi , who observed that government was not doing enough to fund education appropriately, called on alumni of all universities to go back to their citadel of learning to lend a helping hand to raise the standard of the school to the level of the private ones which students are running to.
The State commissioner for Health, Dr. Abdul Wahaab Adegbenro, reacting to the honour, expressed satisfaction and appreciated the association for counting him worthy.
The State commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Alhaji Taofik Olawale Abdul Salam, who spoke with The Hope Metro appreciated the military on their effort in visiting some harmlets around Auga, calling on other security operatives to emulate the military by visiting such places around and across the state.