Press briefing: This is purely out of the need to make an impact, not for any political reasons – Tony Oyeyiola

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Yesterday dated April 22nd, 2022. Tony Oyeyiola held a press conference at Covenant Suites, Fate Road, Ilorin, Kwara State. This was in commemoration of his 44th birthday, which he tagged: #44for44

“Let me begin by appreciating God my maker for making this a reality. Thank you, my Redeemer, for everything. I also want to profoundly appreciate my family and friends for their massive support of this initiative. I cannot thank you all enough”, he started his statement.

He made mention of his late parent, persons of Late Mr. and Mrs. Raphael & Mary Oyeyiola, his birthplace, and how he got the inspiration, part of which is his late father’s influence that made him loves reading book to embark on this kind of project on a book outreach.

He intensified well on the importance of books in every human society, making himself a living testimony of what books have impacted in him and would love to see in others. Especially, for the younger generation, with the support of his family and friends, he will be donating books to forty-four public schools and libraries in Kwara State. Hence the tag – #44for44.

“Over 600 books will be donated to selected forty-four public schools and libraries across the 16 local governments of Kwara State. Some of these books are my publications and other books written by some other great authors”, he stated.

He and his team made the selection of schools beneficiaries in such a way that at least two public schools in each local government will be reached out to. Also, all public libraries in Kwara state.

The selected public schools are:
Ilorin West LGA
Queen Elizabeth Secondary School, Ilorin.
Government High School, Adeta, Ilorin.

Ilorin South LGA
Government Secondary School, Ilorin.
Government Day Secondary School, Tanke, Ilorin.

Ilorin East LGA
Government Girls Day Secondary School, Oke Suna, Ilorin.
Army Day Secondary School, Sobi, Ilorin.

Cherubim and Seraphim College, Laduba
Ansarul Islam Secondary School, Laduba

Tsaragi Unity Secondary School, Tsaragi
Lafiagi Secondary School, Lafiagi

Baruten LGA
Government Secondary School, Gbabe
Government Day Secondary, School Okuta

Patigi LGA
Patigi Secondary School, Patigi
Lade Secondary School (LSS), Lade

Moro LGA
Ansarul Islam Junior Secondary School, Jebba
Adventist Senior Secondary School, Shao

Kaiama LGA
Government Unity Secondary, Kaiama
Government Secondary School, Goria

Ekiti LGA
Osi Grammar School, Osi
Comprehensive High School, Obbo-Ile

Ifelodun LGA
GSS, Babanla
ECWA Secondary School, Igbaja

Irepodun LGA
Oko Comprehensive High School, Oko
Ogbo Grammar School, Omu-Aran

Isin LGA
Olla Secondary Commercial School, Olla
Iwo Comprehensive High School

Offa LGA
Ansar-ud-deen Secondary School, Offa
Nawardeen Community Secondary School, Al-heri Sawmill, Offa

Oke-Ero LGA
Community Secondary School, Idofin Igbana

Oyun LGA
Ikotu High School
Erin-Ile Secondary School

The selected libraries are:
David Afolayan Memorial Library, Iludun-Oro
Awiye Memorial Library, Ijomu Oro
Oko Public Library
Justice Mustapha Akanbi Library
Kwara State Library Complex
National Library
Sola Saraki Library
Other public libraries in Offa, Omu-Aran, and other parts of the state

“Please note, two schools very close to my heart are not included on the list of schools aforementioned because the packages for them are very different:”

“Mount Carmel College, Oloje, Ilorin (my alma mata)”
“Ayaki Grammar School, Okerimi-Oro (my hometown school)”, he said.

Before the conclusion of his press briefing, he clarified his genuine intent as regards the project he embarked on that it has no affiliations with politics but rather a genuine interest to make a positive impact.

“let me make this important declaration. After careful consideration and introspection, I hereby declare that I am not running for political office. It is imperative to note that this initiative is not for politics. It is purely borne out of the need to live a life of impact, which I have subscribed to, in my little way. This has been my mantra and will continue to for the rest of my life”, he stressed.

“Let us continue to live a life of positive impact within our family, society, and sphere of influence generally”, he concluded.

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