By Igbekele Smile, Okitipupa
The fourth annual memorial lecture in honour of the late Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Agagu, will hold on Wednesday in Lagos.
Former President of Mozambique, Joaquim Alberto Chissano will deliver the keynote address entitled “Wealth Creation through Entrepreneurship in Changing Economic Cycle.”
The Guest Speaker at the event which is holding under the auspices of the Olusegun Agagu Foundation, is the Minister of Solid Minerals and former Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi.
It will be chaired by the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Achiebe while the former Head of Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan, will be the Special Guest of Honour.
The Hope learnt that the event will hold at 1.00pm at the Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Meanwhile, the Olusegun Agagu Foundation, last Thursday, in Okitipupa awarded scholarship and bursary awards running into million to 18 brilliant but indigent secondary and university students from Okitipupa Local Government area of Ondo State, the late Governor’s home base.
The awards were in three categories with the first coving 10 students.
In the second category, the foundation awarded scholarships to three students of Premier College of Ijebu Ode from JSS I to SS III which covers boarding, tuition and books.
The awardees are Oladayo Israel, Onukun Idowu and Adenagbe Toinwani.
The third category of full scholarship award covering tuition and boarding fees is for five science students in Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State.
The awardees and their courses of study are Adeyekun Abimbola (Biochemistry); Olowu Ibukun (Nursing); Akinbamowo Taiwo (Nursing), Adeyehun Oluwaseun Microbiology), and Fasawe Aanuoluwapo (Nursing).
According to the Secretary of the Scholarship Committee, Mr Sunday Oyepitan, the purpose of the awards is to immortalize Agagu.
He told The Hope “The foundation was instituted to immoralise the name and legacy of Dr. Agagu because while he was alive, Education was one of his passions.
“In his life, he instituted an annual scholarship for students pent in the Federal University of Technology Akure and University of Ibadan for Geology and Mining students.
“When he died, his foundation was initiated to pursue one of his goals to give scholarship in continuation of his work and give new ones.
“Those students given scholarship are indigent brilliant students with no way they could pursue their education career.
The first and second editions of the award held in 2014 for 13 students while the third edition held in 2015 for five university students.
In attendance at the ceremony which held at the Methodist High School Okitipupa were the Abodi of Ikaleland, Oba G.B Faduyile; Babarume of Igbodigoland, Oba J.E. Ayeka; Oniju of Iju Odo, Oba Festus Olumoyegun; Chairman Okitipupa Local Government, Mrs Morenike Alaka and Chairman APC, Okitipupa, Chief Olawole Akeremale.
Others were representatives of Lemeha family led by Chief S.A. Akinogunde; and Mrs Ayerin Abiodun, sister to late Dr Agagu among others.