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Obateru of Egbin, Oba Abdul-Hakeem Adeoriyomi Oyebo Lays Foundation of 1st Pry School In Egbin Kingdom

Monday, August 9, 2021, marked the beginning of a new era in Ikorodu as Obateru of Egbin Kingdom,  Oba Abdul-Hakeem Adeoriyomi Oyebo, laid the foundation of the first primary school in the Kingdom.

Egbin is home to the largest power plant in Nigeria, which is responsible for 70% of electricity generated in the country. Despite its strategic importance to Nigeria’s economy, the community had no school.

Before his ascension to the throne 11years ago, the kingdom had no primary and secondary school as the pupils in the kingdom journey to Ijede, a nearby community, to attend school.

However, over the years, efforts of the monarch to ensure a school is sighted in the community yielded good results as soon as the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu came on board.

The monarch singlehandedly facilitated the establishment of the Primary school in the community, donating one of the properties he demolished to construct new buildings for the primary school.

At the groundbreaking ceremony at Egbin, Kabiesi Obateru was joined by Hon. Motunrayo Gbadebo-Alogba, Chairman of Ijede LCDA alongside Baba Oba of Egbin kingdom, Chief Jamiu Adisa Quadri (Baba Golden J), Oloris of Egbin kingdom, Hon. Ganiu Bello, Youth Leader, Mr Fashola Owoyele amongst others.

Also in attendance were the Education Secretary Ikorodu LGEA; Mr Afolabi Amusa as well as the Public Relations Officer of Egbin Power Plant; Mr Okotie who also joined in the laying of blocks of the new school.

The vastly travelled and learned king thanks Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for approving the construction of the school through the Ministry of Education, and State Universal Basic Education, SUBEB, promising to do all he can both financially and morally to ensure the construction is completed in due time.

Below are photos from the groundbreaking event

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