February 24, 2024
ONDO EKIMOGUN YOUTH CONGRESS OEYC COMMENDS PRINCE ADEWOLE ADEBAYO FOR DONATING A FREE SHUTTLE BUS TO ONDO PUPILS
Philanthropy is not always about money, it’s about feeling the pain of others and caring enough about their needs to help.
Barely seventy-two hours that the renowned lawyer and philanthropist, Prince Adebayo Adewole donated a Toyota Siena bus to the umbrella body of all youth groups and associations in Ondo kingdom (OEYC), the Kaftan TV boss have again surprised the good people of Ondo kingdom with the donation of a free school shuttle bus to cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal on the students and people of Ondo kingdom
On Monday, May 29, 2023, in his inaugural speech, President Bola Tinubu said Nigeria’s fuel subsidies would be scrapped, citing budgetary concerns. The decision led to a steep rise in fuel prices and widespread panic-buying of fuel and had since then left many Nigerians hurt, burdened, stressed, and stranded
Speaking at the Oba Adesanoye Civic Center during the flag-off ceremony, the Chairman, of the Ondo State Chapter of the Social Democratic Party, Mr. Stephen Adewale, who handed over the key to the President of the apex youth body in the kingdom, Engineer Kayode Folajogun in the presence of Ondo Development Committee (ODC) members, said Prince Adebayo dedicated the bus to the benefit of Ondo pupils and growth of education in Ondo kingdom
Mr Adewale who expressed the concerns of Prince Adebayo regarding the fuel subsidy removal said “In response to the pump price hike, commercial transport operators across the states have jerked up transportation fares, and in some cases by more than 100 percent, forcing students to trek long distances, we cannot continue to fold our arms but come up with interventions to cushion the effects.”
You will recall that the Ondo State free shuttle bus project was initiated by the immediate past administration of Dr. Olusegun Mimiko in 2012 to ease the movements of pupils across Ondo State but was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020

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The Adebayo Adewole’s free shuttle bus would pick up pupils between 6.00 am – 9.00 am at designated areas and drop them off at the same locations between 2.30 pm and 5.00 pm.
The Vice Chairman of the Ondo Ekimogun Youth Advisory Committee, Dr. Nelson Osungbemiro described the free school shuttle bus as an unprecedented intervention, especially at a time when parents are facing innumerable economic challenges
Dr. Bridget Itunu Awosika ( Chairman of Youth Advisory Committee, ODC, Ondo kingdom) said “The gesture from Prince Adewole Adebayo is a gesture that has many parts, Firstly, it is a gesture that confirms that Ondo indigenes are people of great value (oni uyi, oni eye)
Dr. Mrs. Awosika continued by challenging other sons and daughters of Ondo Kingdom to emulate the good steps of Prince Adebayo by giving back to their community
Representing His Imperial Majesty, Oba Dr. Victor Adesimbo Kiladejo (Jilo III), MFR, Chief Femi Bello, Chairman, 2023 Ekimogun Day Local Organizing Committee (LOC) lauded Prince Adewole for his continuous goodwill for Ondo Kingdom.
The President of the umbrella body of the entire youth groups and fora in Ondo kingdom (OEYC), Engr. Kayode Folajogun while receiving the key to the 130 passengers capacity shuttle bus applauded the virtues of Prince Adebayo.
“On behalf of all the Youths in Ondo Kingdom, I want to appreciate and celebrate Prince Adewole Adebayo for this huge intervention. This will go a long way to relieve parents and guardians of pupils in Ondo Kingdom”
The Youth President confirmed that the free shuttle is a community donation available to all members of the community including the students
Engineer Folajogun who joyfully received the free shuttle bus in the company of the OEYC executives and stakeholders he prayed that the Almighty God continue to prosper Barrister Adewole and all other Ondo sons and daughters for the prosperity of Ondo kingdom
He concluded by promising the people of Ondo kingdom and the donor of judicious use and maintenance of the bus in other to encourage more of it
The Education Secretary, Ondo West Local Government, Barrister Bada Maruf applauded the donor and  enumerated various benefits of the free shuttle bus
Also present at the handing over of the free shuttle bus were students from St. Joseph’s College, Ondo, St Andrews Grammar School, Ondo, and the Ondo Boys High School
Oluwanimodimu Clement
OEYC P.R.O
27th of June, 2023
ONDO EKIMOGUN YOUTH CONGRESS OEYC COMMENDS PRINCE ADEWOLE ADEBAYO FOR DONATING A FREE SHUTTLE BUS TO ONDO PUPILS

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