He was at the Osogbo Industrial Development Centre (IDC) for a function.
But Ifeoluwa Grammar school, where Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola graduated from, many years ago, is just a stone’s throw from the IDC.
After completing his programme around 2 pm, he decided to make a stop at the school to catch up with the school Principal and wrap up discussions regarding areas the school management requires the Minister’s intervention.
About a week ago before the event in Osogbo, the minister was invited to commission an ultra-modern solar powered borehole, but his busy schedules did not permit and so he sent one of his aides to stand in for him.
While welcoming guests on the occasion, the school reeled out list of other items that they would want their alumni to help them provide, and since the minister was in the area this Monday, he decided to stop over at the Principal’s office so they could tick in order of priority which item(s) they will want attended to first.
Because it was around 2pm, a time the school closes for the day, as they were making to leave the school, some students of the school spotted the minister and decided to welcome him their own way. The minister, also seized the occasion to give the students some motivational talks.
He told the students that if he, an ordinary son of a farmer could govern a state and then become a minister, then, the students too could aspire to be a governor, minister, Senator, House of Representatives member and even President. He urged them to take their studies seriously and ensure they secure their future.
From his interaction with the school principal, they identified equipping the ICT Centre at the school with computers as their topmost priority. This will enable students of the school to take Data Processing in WASSCE and NECO examinations.
The Honourable Minister then asked the principal to come up with the list of equipment for necessary support.