A delegation of the Haashim Initiative for Community Advancement (HICA) has paid the Oloro of Oro Kingdom in Irepodun Local Government, Oba Abdulrafiu Olaniyi Oyelaran a courtesy visit on Monday as part of the plans ahead of the 2020 Countryside Emerging Leaders’ Fellowship (CELF) project.
Receiving the delegation in his palace, the reputable monarch commended the HICA for promoting all-inclusive education through the CELF project, noting that it is a community development initiative that youths from rural areas will benefit from.
Oba Oyelaran expressed delight over the prospect of the CELF in bringing out the latent talents among the youths, praying profusely for the success of the initiative.
The traditional leader, however, asserted that the two slots given to each local government are inadequate considering the number of schools and towns across Kwara South senatorial district.
Meanwhile, the delegation also organised a training session for coordinators of seven local government areas of Kwara Soith.
The coordinators, who were trained on community development and project CELF, were urged to be just and fair in selecting the students that will represent their respective local governments.
For their part, the trained coordinators expressed a high level of commitment towards the realisation of the CELF initiative.
Speaking on their behalf, Mr Bakare Monsuru (Isin LG) said that the coordinators would cooperate with the CELF team in the selection process of eligible students.
The orientation programme, held at Oro Grammar School, Oro, Irepodun Local Government, also had in attendance President, All Nigeria Conference of Principal in Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS), Kwara State, Alhaji Toyin Abdullah who has been following the team across districts.