By Sunday Oguntuyi, Osogbo
As part of activities to mark the 67th birthday anniversary of Osun State Governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola, the Sujimoto Group on Wednesday distributed food items to orphanage homes in Osogbo, Osun State capital.
The Real Estate and Luxury company partnered with the GEM foundation to carry out the philanthropic gesture in honour the of the State’s helmsman.
Led by the representatives of the Chief Executive Officer of Sujimoto, Mr Sijibomi Ogundele, the founder of GEM foundation who doubles as the Senior Special Assistant on Protocols to Osun State Governor, Hon Dayo Fasola, the group also visited the Hausa Community located at Ayetoro, Igbona Market and aged men and women at Isale Osun, Osogbo.
Thousands of food items were distributed to the centres including Spaghetti, vegetable oil, salt, sugar, maggi among others
Addressing the beneficiaries, Hon. Fasola said the Sujimoto group and GEM foundation deemed it fit to celebrate the Governor because of his numerous developmental achievements since he became a Governor.
Fasola, founder of The Gem Foundation, gave credit to Sujimoto for sending a thousand packages to distribute among those the governor loves to identify with.
While fielding questions from journalists at Abiye orphanage home, Fasola said “Governor Oyetola doesn’t like much ceremony, he is a very low-key person and a silent hard worker, so if you want him to be happy, you should identify with the people he cares for.
“He is passionate about the vulnerable in the community. Mr. Governor would love that we are here today to celebrate his birthday.
“We have been to Hausa community in Ayetoro, Fomwan, Jalayemi Orphanage Home and we will round it up at Isale Osun with the aged men and women.”
She advised the children to imbibe the culture of excellence, noting that in order to get ahead in life, excellence must be an habit.
She also urged them to be punctual, truthful and mindful of their utterances.
“Even members of the opposition identified with his Excellency. We have some members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, here with us celebrating Mr Governor, so I would advice the children to imbibe the culture of excellence because when you excel, even your opponents will acknowledge you that you’re a man of integrity and should be celebrated.”
Appreciating good gesture of the SA Protocols and the Sujimoto group on behalf of the the children, the Abiye orphanage home Administrative Officer, Bukola Adegoke, lauded the group and state government for deeming it fit to reach out to the less privilege.
She appealed to the state government and other well meaning Nigerians to support them.
While identifying with market women at Igbona, a hundred gift packs were also given to them to celebrate Governor Oyetola’s birthday.
Speaking on behalf of the market women, Iyaloja Igbona Market, Abibat Olayiwola congratulated Governor Oyetola on the occasion of his birthday, stating that they will continue to support him in his developmental strides in the state.