Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has charged graduands of the Social Development Institute (SDI), Shasha, Iperu, on the need to unlock their potentials and contribute their quotas to the development of the State and the country at large.
Amosun, who gave this charge at the 26th combined convention ceremony of the school, said the graduands needed to discover themselves and be outstanding, saying the world was full of unlimited opportunities.
The Governor, represented by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief Jide Ojuko, advised them to make use of the necessary skills and training acquired in the institution to better themselves and the society at large, enjoining them to see their achievements as starting point to attaining greater heights in the future.
“Our administration is proud of the achievement recorded and the tremendous role the Institution is playing in moulding quality leaders, who have distinguished themselves in the community and voluntary organizations in Ogun State,’’ he added.
In his contribution, the Head of Service, Engr. Olanrenwaju Bisiriyu appreciated Governor Amosun for providing enabling environment for human capital development, lauding the school for producing high quality manpower that could compete favourably with others in any part of the world.
In his goodwill message, the Commissioner for Community Development and Cooperatives, Hon. Gbenga Adenmosun, said the Institute has prepared students for the socio-economic challenges through capacity building, training and manpower development.
In his remark, the Vice Chancellor, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Prof. Ganiyu Olatunde, represented by Prof. Ayodeji Agboola, advised the graduands not to rest on their oars in the pursuit of more knowledge and also be good ambassadors to the State.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Principal of the Institute, Mr. Adeola Ayinla, pointed out that since its establishment in 1956, it had developed a rich heritage of service and contributed to the development of the educational, socio- cultural and intellectual environment, disclosing that a total of 134 students graduated from the two year diploma course.
Speaking on behalf of the graduands, Miss Sotuga Kehinde, thanked the Governor for sustaining the Institute’s legacy and his contributions to the development of the education sector in the State.