For his primary school’s role in moulding him, Adebola Ajimotokun has given his teachers cash gifts.
Ajimotokun, Board of Trustees of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Canada, attended African Church Central Primary School, Oniwaya, Agege, in the 50s. He gave four teachers from the school and the Agege Local Government Education Authority (LGEA) N50,000 each through his foundation, the Adebola Ajimotokan Foundation.
The recipients are: Mrs Florence Raheem (Head Teacher of Honour); Mrs Abiola Adetokunbo (Yoruba teacher of honour); Mr Lawal Olanrewaju (Arabic teacher of Honour) and Mr Olamilekan Majiyagbe (Education Secretary, Agege LGEA).
Ajimotokan said his teachers’ investments paid off and proved that good could come out of the area. He pledged to sustain the awards annually and encourage others in the Diaspora to do same in their locality.
“I am doing this to give back to my primary school teachers. They gave me good education right from my primary school till what I am today. I had a very good primary education from here in the 50s. People believed most of us from Agege could not become something, that nothing good could come out of Agege. In Canada, we appreciate primary school teachers more than high school teachers or lecturers,” he said.