By Lanre Adesanya
A legal luminary has stated that corruption is not the greatest problem Nigerians and Nigeria need to speedily address, but the dearth of creative and innovative minds, resolve to engender a society driven by the pursuit of common good of all.
Barrister Wemimo Adepoju Ogunde (SAN) who chaired the 20th anniversary celebration of Trinity International College’s, Alumni Dinner and Award Night held at the Lagos Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, hinted that the quality of a man’s live is spelt out by the number of lives such and one impacted positively.
The chairman of event emphasized the need for every well meaning Nigerians to give back to the institutions that at one time or the other groomed them, through existing alumni bodies and other means.
Barr. Wemimo the well groomed son of late the doyen of theatre art and popular entertainer, Herbert Ogunde stressed that,”why Nigeria’s educational sector is going down is because it is left to the government to manage, great schools in the world like Harvard is what it is today due to the concerted efforts of the alumnus, same is responsible for facelift in Igbobi College, I want parents to look the way of the schools.
“The greatest of Nigeria’s problems is not corruption, but the rising population of youths who are groomed as consumers rather than conceivers of ideas, there lies ahead of us a tragedy, we all need to go back to our alma mater and make things work”.
The Chairman, Trinity Board of Governors, Pastor Samuel Olatunji, stated that the existence of the institute is anchored on God’s grace, while giving a trajectory of the journey so far, he noted that the school began in a four rooms apartment in Ikeja 20 years back before moving to its permanent site at Ofada,Ogun state, adding that it was built on friendly ties and bond which sustained it thus far.
The Ogun State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Modupe Mojota, in her remarks at the event charged all present to act more and talk less to build a worthwhile future for coming generations.
She however pledge to make everyday count in the ministry where she superintends,” I will do all I can to secure the future, creativity is the leeway out of the tight corner in which Nigeria is now, it calls for all to be resourceful and this spirit should be instilled in our children for the future we desire to be guaranteed”.
Many of Alumnus of the citadel of learning, who over the years exhibited and attained excellence, all over the globe were showcased and given awards.