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Akure High School ’87 Alumni holds 1st Reunion Anniversary

By Collins Dupson, 23rd April, 2022

Akure High School 1987 set has held its’ first reunion anniversary after 35 years of graduating from the school.

The reunion was held at the Solton Hotel Ijapo Akure on the 23rd April, 2022 as classmates of the set came with their families to celebrate and merry together.

In his welcome address, the chairman of the ’87 Alumni, TPL Omotoyinbo Isaac Oludare said the maiden edition of the reunion was so unique, creating an opportunity for them to reunite, celebrate and rob mind after 35 years of graduating from the High School.

He said the group of ’87 Set was formed 12th of May, 2021 by men and women who thought it wise for the Set to have a forum for progressive discussions among themselves. ” Within a year, the population of the group has risen to 49, both active and passive members and financial members of 30 people “.

The Chairman commended the 5-man committee who have been mobilising and inviting members of ’87 Set to join the group, most especially the Secretary/Admin of the group, Mr Adedotun Banjo.

He also registered his appreciation to the 16 Reunion Committee Members under the leadership of Prof Okosun Kazeem for their moral and financial commitment to the success of the programme.

TPL Omotoyinbo further said they have registered the association at the Ministry of Commerce as Akure High School ’87 Set Alumni Association Cooperative Multipurpose Society Limited on the 21st of September, 2021.

His words: ” Upon registration, we proceeded to open a bank account with Zenith Bank”.

While commiserating with the family of Late Taiwo Arowosafe, he prayed for long life for every member of the Set.

He urged every member of the group to commit themselves financially for the growth of the association. ” I solicit for your financial support by paying your annual dues of N6,000 annually or N500 monthly into the Alumni account”.

He said the Set will come up with projects at their Alma mater while thanking God for successful outing.

In his address, the Chairman Reunion Committee, Prof Okosun Kazeem welcome members to the reunion anniversary, noting that, while they are reflecting on their journey so far and their mates who have died, they should endeavor to remember their families in prayers.

He commended the reunion committee members for their supports and commitment for a successful programme.

The National President of Akure High School Old Students’ described ’87 Set as one of the most organized set to have hosted a reunion party that will for a long time remains the talk of the town, advising them not to relent and always remember to reach out to the under privileged among them as a sign of love.

One of the invited guest, Prof Ayodele Ajayi of 1986 Set commended the organisers of the reunion for putting up outstanding programme that brought different members from every part of the country together, tasking them to have a legacy project in their Alma mater.

On his part, the Admin/Secretary of the group, Mr Adedotun Banjo thanked God for sparing their lives to witness the first Reunion of the 1987 Set, adding that the programme was successful despite shifting it twice.

In the same vein, Dr Bankole Fulani and Oluwafemi Ademola stated that they have every reason to thank God for sparing their lives after 35 years of departure from the High School, charging every member of the Set to always show love to one another.

Speaking in separate interviews with PATH, Mrs Makinde Folayemi, Mr Adesola Olubunmi, Mrs Opeyemi Iyanda, Mrs Bimbo Abe, Mrs Joke Adedayo, Mrs Iyabo Olatoye, Mrs Kemi Adeyeye and Mr Akindipe all thanked Almighty God for grace of lives, asking members to continue to build relationships and show love to the less privileged members of the 1987 Set.

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