OSDU gives education support fund, lays Club House Foundation in Ifon, Ondo State


The Ose Social Development Union (OSDU), a registered non-profit, non-political organization through her Education Support Fund on Thursday 13th, October 2022 gave out Education Support Fund to eight
nominated students from four public secondary schools in Ose LGA.

Each beneficiary student
received the sum of N25,000. The schools selected for the maiden edition of the programme were: Ekamarun Anglican Grammar School; Ifon Comprehensive High School; Ijagba/Imoru Comprehensive
High School and Ute High School.


The Chairman of the OSDU Education Support Fund Committee, Dr. Benjamin Adedugbe explained that the Fund was approved by the Union’s Executive Council as part of Corporate Social Responsibility and in realization of her constitution’s aims and objectives stated in Article 3(2).

While congratulating the students, he said the Union is delighted to know that despite the challenges and pitfalls of life and
environs, some students choose to be focused, committed, dutiful and dedicated to their studies and
goals.

The Programme Director of the Committee, Olusola Isijola informed the gathering that a letter of request for nomination was written to approved schools and their management boards forwarded two names of overall best students for the 2022 award.

He enjoined the students to continue to make
significant and recommendable efforts to strengthen their academic pursuits.
The event which held at Ekamarun Anglican Grammar School, Ifon was attended by Mr. Famaye J.O.A the Ose LG Area Education Officer (AEO); Principals of the four schools; Prince Agegboye Kamorudeen
(Ose LG ASUSS Chair) and Mr. Bode Alegbe (Secretary, National Youth Council Nigeria, Ondo State Chapter).


In another development, the Union attained historic and unprecedented landmark on Saturday 1st October 2022 as it laid a Twenty Five Million Naira (#25m) Club House in Ifon, Ondo State.


The Project according to the Union’s President Mr. Debo Atunwa, is the First Phase of the facility which is being financed by the members and will be completed by October 2023.

He equally opined that the
Project, to all intents and purposes will inspire the identity of OSDU in Nigeria’s socio-cultural milieu.


The President who was enthused at the groundbreaking ceremony said that ‘the concept of a Club House came up due to non availability of a corporate cum social place to un-wine in the community by members whenever around.

Some members are also nearing retirement and planning to return home, hence the necessity for relaxation spot and in the club’s overall quest to contribute to communal uplift and development’.

Mr. Atunwa further stressed that OSDU since establishment in 2010 has continued to make
tremendous and significant impact within Ose community.

In the Third Quarter (Q3) of 2022, the Union approved the award of Education Support Fund to eight (8) selected students from four (4) public secondary schools in the LGA.

In similar vein, in 2021 the Union donated a Sienna bus to the Divisional Police Headquarters, Ifon and some Motor bikes to the Ose Community Vigilante Group in
a bid to ensure safety of lives and properties of the people.


In his remarks, the highly elated OSDU Project Chairman, Engr. Olarewaju Zulu Ibrahim said the foundation laying ceremony marks an epic day in the history of Ose LGA. He emphasised that ”I am not sure if any Forum or Club has achieved this landmark in the past, it is therefore a thing of joy for all of us”.

The Project Committee Chair and Chief Whip of the Union explained further that the
OSDU Club House is located in a serene environment, on five plots of land and will definitely be a classic center upon conclusion.

The Project comprises an Office complex; Inner bar; Open lounge; Relaxation spot; Conference hall (for members and the general public).


Engr. Abiodun Ibrahim who’s the Union’s Pioneer President (PP) said at the ceremony that ‘’ this is a laudable project and a dream fulfilled. At the completion, the project will generate some employment for our youth, add to the aesthetics and infrastructural outlook of the community”.


In his remarks on the incredible Project, Dr. Olufemi Awani (President, Ifon Development Union -IDU) who was represented by his Vice, Mr. Funsho Adeniba felicitated with the Union and disclosed that ‘OSDU has been a PACESETTER all along and he prayed that God will continue to take OSDU to greater heights!


At the ceremony, prayers were offered by the Ifon Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Venerable Bunmi Aladegbami and Chairman League of Imams in Ose LGA, Alhaji Adeoba Ibrahim, who is also the Chief Imam of Ifon Central Monsque.


Other members of the Union present were: Prince Adesola Adepoyigi; Mr. Niyi Ageh, Mr. Olusola Adeniba and Mr. Folorunsho Ojomo.


The Union President used the avenue to appreciate and acknowledge the determination, cooperation, sacrifices and generosity of members to the Project and other notable initiatives so far.

He submitted that the Union shall continue to play an active role in the development and growth of the localities in Ose LG.


E-signed: Samuel Anuoluwapo Fakorede
OSDU Publicity Secretary

Published by WonderLady

Journalist, Educationist, Writer, Human Rights Advocate

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