…Ibadan City Academy, A Noble Effort to all present – Engr. Seyi Makinde
The Ibadan City Academy Old Students Association (ICAOSA) has marked its 75th anniversary in Ibadan under the amiable leadership of President-General, Dr. Segun Aina, OFR who managed the association during the global pandemic to achieve set goals.
Dr. Segun Aina, a former Bank MD, former President of Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, a global Banking Leader, Pioneer Africa’s Fintech and Chairman of the Board of Odua Investment Company Limited, he became the president general on 1st July 2020 succeeding immediate past president, Pastor Richard Titiloye FCA, who championed the resurgence of the Association in 2017 after a few years of inactivity thus bringing back the lost glory of one of the first commercial educational Institution for boys and girls in the old Western Region.
The event which took place on Saturday, 6th February, 2021 was attended by many dignitaries including the Oyo State governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde who unavoidably absent on account of state affairs was represented by Pastor Akin Alamu, Chairman of the Teaching Service Commission for Oyo state. Chief Afe Babalola was the Chairman of the occasion amidst other eminent Nigerians.
Engr. Seyi Makinde in message stated that he is pleased with the effort of Ibadan City Academy Old Students Association (ICAOSA) in improving the standard of Ibadan City Academy and the association’s contribution towards the infrastructural development of the school in form of providing scholarship support of the needy students, provision of sports facilities, payment of salary of some security guards, infrastructural development of works in the form of renovation of buildings and provision of classrooms and furnitures, sciences and laboratory equipment to mention a few. Ibadan City Academy Old Students Association noble effort is evident to all present in today’s occasion”
According to the moderator of the occasion Dr. Bashiru Olanrewaju, the event was an epoch-making one as it coincided with the Academy’s Founder’s Day.
The Anniversary Committee later announced that the anniversary will last till December, 2021 as there are series of activities already lined up for the months in-between. Part of the activities include the launching of ICAOSA VOICE Magazine and the foundation -laying ceremony of the school’s Multi-purpose Centre.