Dr. Mike Adenuga Jr, donated N20 million to Good Governance at OOU

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(L to R) Chair Holder, Prof. Ayo Olukotun, Awujale and Paramount Ruler of Ijebu Ode, Oba Sikiru Adetona, Olori Kemi Adetona, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Mr. Olatunji Ayanlaja, SAN and Mr. Folu Aderibigbe of Globacom at the 2nd Annual Oba SikIru Adetona Professorial Chair Lecture of the Olabisi Onabanjo University sponsored by Globacom on Thursday in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State. 


The Oba Sikiru Adetona Professorial Chair on Good Governance at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ijebu Ode, received a boost over the weekend as the Chairman of Globacom Limited, Dr. Mike Adenuga Jr, donated N20 million to the cause. The fund is meant to promote the expansion of the frontiers of knowledge and generation of ideas for Nigeria’s development. Dr Adenuga made the donation at the second annual Professorial Lecture and Oba Adetona’s 84th


birthday celebrations in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State.


(L to R) Chairman, Board of Trustees, Mr. Olatunji Ayanlaja, SAN ;Chair Holder, Prof. Ayo Olukotun, Mr. Folu Aderibigbe of Globacom, Mrs Stella Olukotun and Chairman of the occasion, Emeritus Professor Anthony Asiwaju at the 2nd Annual Oba SikIru Adetona Professorial Chair Lecture of the Olabisi Onabanjo University sponsored by Globacom on Thursday in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State.


In a goodwill message read on his behalf by Mr. Folu Aderibigbe of Globacom at the event, the company’s Chairman described Oba Adetona as a forthright and incorruptible nationalist who works tirelessly for the enthronement of good governance in the country.“Anybody who knows our royal Father very well would not be surprised that he endowed a professorial chair for Good Governance. Since infancy, our royal Father has been deeply involved in the promotion of good governance in the country. In the over five decades that the Awujale has been on the throne of his forefathers, Ijebuland has witnessed phenomenal giant strides in all sectors of the economy”, Dr. Adenuga stated.


(L to R) Chairman, Board of Trustees, Mr. Olatunji Ayanlaja, SAN ;Chair Holder, Prof. Ayo Olukotun, Mr. Folu Aderibigbe of Globacom, and Mrs Stella Olukotun  at the 2nd Annual Oba SikIru Adetona Professorial Chair Lecture of the Olabisi Onabanjo University sponsored by Globacom on Thursday in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State. 


He described the monarch as his “very dear first cousin and family head” and wished him more fruitful years in the service of Ijebuland in particular and Nigeria in general, adding that the Oba Sikiru Adetona Professorial Chair Lecture is living up to its ideal of generating ideas for the enthronement of good governance and the building of an egalitarian society where no man will be oppressed. He said the Professorial Chair holder and lecturer, Professor Ayo Olukotun, was a perfect choice in view of his pedigree as a prolific public commentator and erudite scholar of repute, adding that the topic for the lecture, “Civil Society and Governance in Nigeria’s evolving democracy 1992-2018”, was on point and germane. Delivering the lecture, Professor Olukotun disagreed with the view that the civil society was dead, and opined that it was rather in a state of stupor requiring general re-awakening. He urged the society “to increasingly find ways of transcending the familiar divisiveness and centrifugal conflicts that bedevil the Nigerian


polity”.


(L to R) Chairman, Board of Trustees, Mr. Olatunji Ayanlaja, SAN ;Chair Holder, Prof. Ayo Olukotun, Mr. Folu Aderibigbe of Globacom, and Mrs Stella Olukotun  at the 2nd Annual Oba SikIru Adetona Professorial Chair Lecture of the Olabisi Onabanjo University sponsored by Globacom on Thursday in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State


 


Responding, Oba Adetona thanked guests for honouring him and lamented the shoddy treatment meted out to traditional rulers, submitting that governments at all levels should consult more with traditional rulers to enthrone good governance. He decried the spate of killings in the country which he said was hampering all otherhuman developmental efforts, observing that “if you build hospitals, roads and schools without security of life and property, all efforts would come to nought”. Those at the lecture included Ogun State Deputy Governor, Chief (Mrs) Yetunde Onanuga, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, Chairman, Ogun State Council of Obas and Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, Chairman of FCMB, Otunba Subomi Balogun, other traditional rulers , chiefs, academics and captains of industry.



Dr. Mike Adenuga Jr, donated N20 million to Good Governance at OOU
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