Speaker Ekiti assembly donates classrooms to International Institute of Journalism
The Speaker, Ekiti State House of Assembly, Mr Adeniran Alagbada has donated a block of three classroooms to the International Institute of Journalism, (IIJ) Ado-Ekiti Campus.
The speaker, who is also a student of the instute said at the foundation laying ceremony of the classrooms on Tuesday that the gesture was born out of his love for journalism and humanity.
“As a new post-graduate student of IIJ, I came for lecture on Thursday, March 14, and I discovered that the institute needs more classrooms; So I promised that I was going to donate one before my tenure expires as speaker.
” Though I have limited time in office, but because of my love for journalism and development of humanity, I will complete this building before the end of this month (March).
“I thank God Almighty for giving me this opportunity to impact on humanity with this laudable project.
” I call on well-meaning Nigerians to try and impact on others. Whatever you are or whatever position you find yourself, it is not for you alone ; do something to assist and impact on others,” the speaker said.
Alagbada also thanked Gov. Kayode Fayemi for providing the enabling environment for development in Ekiti, urging the residents to rally supports for his administration.
He said “I want to appreciate Governor Kayode Fayemi, he is a God-sent at the moment to rescue Ekiti, let us support him.”
In his remark, the Chief Press Secretary to Ekiti Governor, Mr Yinka Oyebode thanked Alagbada for the project which he described as an example of service to humanity.
“You do not have to own all the money in the world before sowing seed for humanity, thereby encouraging others to plant more seeds as well,” he said.
He also appreciated the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Ekiti Council for the initiative, saying the classrooms would be useful to humanity and development of Journalism in Nigeria and Ekiti in particular.
In his address, the Chairman, NUJ, Ekiti Council, Mr Rotimi Ojomoyela, thanked Alagbada for the project support.
He said that the classrooms would be equipped with modern and digital facilities after its completion, while reiterating NUJ’s support to the development of Journalism. (NAN)