AS part of activities marking her 45th birthday, the Special Adviser to the Ogun State Governor on Women Affairs, Hon. Adijat Adeleye-Oladapo has doled out educational items to 45 outstanding primary school pupils, with additional cash empowerment to another 45 petty traders across Ifo/Ewekoro Federal Constituency. 

Adeleye explained that the rationale behind the donations was to further give a sense of identification and reward to the students who were found to have performed excellently in their academics, while the cash support was to provide succor to small scale traders to improve their business activities. 

In her separate remarks to the students, the former lawmaker said "I decided to donate these gifts of educational items as part of my resolve to encourage academic standards amongst you. 

Kindly make it part of your culture to always commit yourselves to studying hard as the future holds brighter opportunities to reward diligent students. Be rest assured I will sustain this"

In her words of admonition to the traders, Adeleye expressed that the cash gift was to boost their trade, with a view to ensuring self-sustainability. 

Responding on behalf of other beneficiaries, pupils of Zumuratul islammiyah primary school I, II and III in Akute, Dare Ojelade and Funmi Alonge, appreciated the kind gesture of the Special Adviser with prayers for successes in her future endeavour. 

Also, traders including Mrs Yusuf Olajumoke, Adeyinka Sogo and Avou Yehounbe appreciated Hon. Adijat for the support fund, adding that she remain worthy of their individual and collective supports and encouragement. 

In another development, political faithfuls, religious leaders, trade associations, traditional rulers and community leaders amongst others converged to shower encomium on the celebrant, describing her as a rare politician with rich track records from the local council to the State level spanning over two decades.

The dignitaries including the Oba-elect of Iju-Ogundimu, Chief Jimoh Ogundimu, APC Chairmanship Aspirant, Ifo Local Government, Baale Adetunji Ajibose, Barr. Olumide Oduwole,
Coordinator, ADJ FORUM, Alh. Sodiq Inaolaji, , Mrs Kikelomo Delano, State Provost Marshal, AMORAN, Mrs. Buraimoh Raliat amongst others.

In her response, Adeleye while appreciating the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun for the priviledge to serve in the State Executive Council, acknowledged the support of all and sundry that has resulted into the numerous successes being recorded, with a renewed assurance that she would continue to be a good representative and ambassador of the grassroot through the facilitation of more democratic dividends. 

Highlight of the programme was the presentation of gift to the celebrants by individuals and different groups.