Mount Carmel Old Boys commend Governor AbdulRazaq’s leadership by example, say overhaul icing on the cake


The Mount Carmel College, Ilorin Old Boys Class of 2005 has commended Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq’s recent outing at their alma mater describing it as an exemplary action.

The Governor had recently led some officials to the school to cut the growing grasses in the premises, noting it was a move to inspire people to engage in community work.

The Old Boys described the action of the governor as leaving a long-lasting impression on people while charging him to do more in overhauling the school structures that are in an obvious state of disrepair.

Read full press release below:

Your Excellency sir, we write with most sincere intentions to acknowledge and applaud the exemplary action you recently exhibited by leading some of your officials in cutting grass at our alma mater, Mount Carmel College, Oloje, Ilorin.

The action, described by yourself as “community work” meant to inspire people to take responsibilities for government facilities located in their areas, has indeed not only caught the eye beyond the state but also left a long-lasting impression of how to lead by example.

We cannot commend you highly enough for your unflinching determination and service in developing the education sector by providing an enabling environment for teaching and learning in the state.

More so, we are overexcited by the fact that our dear Mount Carmel College was chosen as the educational institution worthy of a platform where this rare symbolism can be projected to motivate us all.

However sir, during your symbolic exercise and tour of the premises, the displeasing sight of some dilapidated structures, as well as conspicuous deteriorating environment of our beloved school, would not have gone unnoticed.

While Your Excellency’s endearing effort to lead clearing of the fields has been significant and commendable, there is a general feeling, however, that complete salvaging of the hitherto bad infrastructural condition of the college would be the icing on the cake.

Heeding your words on “taking responsibility,” we as old students of this prestigious school thereby feel the need to implore you, on behalf all concerned, to timely intervene in making the institution the college of our dream again.

As far as the present unpleasant state of this college, which has turned out sterling human resources centre across the country is concerned; clearing the grass, with all due respect sir, is only an inch step in the journey of a thousand mile.

Although, we must not gloss over the fact that you did mention you would “renovate and rebuild most of these schools,” permit us to stress out that we would actually appreciate that the college is specifically targeted as one of the beneficiaries of the actual work that speaks louder than words – total rehabilitation.

We beseech God to always guide you in paddling the affairs of our dear state and as you seek to deliver your campaign promises.

Ayuba Bashir,
PRO, Mount Carmel College Old Boys, Class of 2005


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