Corona Secondary School, Agbara, Ogun State, has donated a public convenience facility to the Agbara Market in Ogun State, as a way of giving back to the community where it operates from.
The convenience, consisting of four toilets, were built through funds raised by the students on behalf of Corona School, and donated to the Agbara Market, courtesy of ‘Unveiling Africa’ and ‘Gavel Club’ of the school, and coordinated by Ms. Mercy Onwunta and Mr. Chidi Nnorom respectively.
The unveiling and handing over of the toilets was held at the venue of the Public Convenience within Agbara Market recently. The entire community received staff members and students of the school amidst pomp and pageantry, and showered commendations on them. Also in attendance was the Alagbara of Agbara Land, HRM Rotarian Lukman Jayeola Agunbiade, Olute III.
In his speech, Oba Agunbiade expressed delight at witnessing the unveiling and handing over of the public convenience: “I am so elated to be here today. The reason is that after my coronation, Corona happened to be the very first corporate organisation that approached me for something so commendable in my domain and this is what we are witnessing here today”.
He added, “Corona School, out of several other industries within this Agbara community, has really shown that they are a good corporate organisation, not minding the fact that organisations are normally out to maximise profit”.
The monarch also showered encomium on the Trustee, Management, Staffers and all the students of the school for their gesture in providing the public convenience.
Chairman of Agbara Local Council Development Area, Hon. Ebenezer Oniyide Olaoluwa, in a chat with the media, said: “Corona Secondary School has done well for us today in this community with the donation of this public convenience, consisting of four toilets”.
“I have heard a lot about the charity work Corona Secondary School has done for many communities in my local government; and for this that they have done today; they deserve to be commended. I am also seizing this opportunity to let them know that I want to see more of their good deeds in the local government”, Olaoluwa added.
Also, the Iya Oja of Agbara Market, Mrs. Rafatu Musiliu, thanked Corona School and the students for rising up to the occasion of providing the public convenience. She said with the provision of the facility, sanity would return to the market henceforth.
Onwunta, one of the club coordinators, reiterated the idea behind the donation of the facility. She affirmed that the members of Unveiling Africa and Gavel Club, as part of their corporate social responsibility, donated toward the project.
She noted that Corona Secondary School has been in existence (in Agbara) for over 20 years and “as such, what we have done today is a way of giving back to the community as a form of corporate social responsibility, for having hosted us for this long. Moreover, it is indeed our great pleasure”.
The Corona Secondary School delegation included Mr. Olusola Durojaye, Yoruba teacher; Mr. Samuel Abiodun, English/Literature Teacher; Mr. Adewale Akinwunmi, Head, Co-Curricular Activities and Mr. Mohammed Bello, Hausa Teacher.
Aside High Chief Rasheed Agunbiade, the Bada of Agbara Land, other members of the Council of Chiefs in attendance during the event were Chiefs Wasiu Sakiru, the Odofin; Mrs. Abibat Basiru, the Iya Meto; Rafiu Amusa, the Apesin; Agoro, the Balogun of Korogboji; and Mrs. Farida Osolu, the Bewaji.
Chiefs Yomi Tella, the Olu-Omo; Buraimoh Rafiu, the Olisa; Waheed Fashina, the Baale of Odon-Agbara; Hon. Adisa Olaewe, the Asiwaju; and Alhaji Adanson, the Akogun; Mrs. Rafatu Musiliu, Iya Loja of the Agbara Market; Moshood Adenle, the Gbobaro; Rasheed Tella, the Elemoso; Segun Adeta, the Osolo; Mrs. Baliat Ogunleye, the Otun Iya Afin, and Mukaila Erinle, the Otun Bashorun were also at the ceremony.