Igbobi College Old Boys’ Association (ICOBA) has disclosed it plans to raise a N1 billion (One billion naira) for the purpose of raising the standard of infrastructure at their alma mater.
The President of ICOBA, Mr. Olumuyiwa Kinoshi stated this at the choral evening organized in remembrance of the former Military Administrator of Lagos State, late Air Commodore Gbolahan Mudashiru, whom he described as a distinguished noble Nigerian of ICOBA 1963/1965 for laying a very good foundation and structure for Lagos State during his tenure upon which successive governments have been building upon.
The late MILAD was appointed Military Governor, Lagos State between January 1984 and August, 1986 during the military regime of General Muhammadu Buhari and his successor, General Ibrahim Babangida.
Describing Mudashiru as a worthy leader and member of ICOBA, he deserved to be remembered and honoured.
He said, “Some people sacrifice for us and we too, with notable members of the society today in ICOBA family such as the immediate past Bishop of the Diocese of Ife, Anglican Communion, Rt. Rev. Oluranti Odubodun; former Governors of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Raji Fashola, who is currently the Minister of Works and Housing; Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Olufemi Hakeem Gbajabiamila and others both in Nigeria and in the diaspora would continue to keep the light of Igbobi College burning.
“I am happy today that this event is being watched across the globe by our members in the diaspora. One thing that the late Mudashiru did right was that he started what we can call the rolling plans for Lagos State and brought in all his classmates who were surgeons and doctors from the Diaspora to beef up his cabinet and that is the reason Lagos State is the best run State in Nigeria, which he started during the military era.”
A strong member of ICOBA at the event, former Bishop of Ife, Rt. Rev. Oluranti Odubodun lamented the state of education in Nigeria today as he indicted the government for doing a disservice to education.
He blamed the government for the avoidable and unnecessary prolonged ASUU strike as previous governments made several unfulfilled promises for ASUU while the present government was only finding a way out and in the process has wasted students time for eight months.
He wondered greatly if a sincere and committed government could treat future leaders and owners of the country the way the government has done, asking them to fear God who put them in power and to whom they will give account.