By Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo
There was pomp and pageantry, as well as encomiums recently at Ibadan, where Comrade Akinloluwa John Oguntede (JP) a long-serving headmasters retired.
The man was celebrated for 35 years of meritorious service at the Olukeye Asejire Community School, Egbeda local government area of Ibadan, Oyo state.
The Eagle Correspondent who covered the event gathered that the comrade was born in early 60s to the family of Oguntades, In Dagbolu village in lagelu local government area, Ibadan Oyo state, Nigeria.
He started his education in late 60s and which took him to various schools around and within the area.
He eventually got married to late mother in Israel, Comfort Omotemi Oguntade, and Prophetess Enitan Oguntade both are blessed with responsible children.
The Celebration was tagged God’s Merciful Retirement and Thanksgiving and it provided opportunity for guests to reflect on a life of impact such the celebrant had demonstrated.
Aside his contributions to education, Com. Oguntade is also a spiritual father and, being the Founder of the Holy Spirit On The Move Bible Ministries International Cherubim and Sherabim Church Awaye Ibadan Oyo State Nigeria.
The celebration took place at Olukeye Community school premises, where he served last as head master, but other offices he held included, Chairman Games Teacher in Egbeda local government area, Board member, End Well Oyo State ,Welfare Officer, Organisation for (OGRSD) Grass root Sports Development of Nigeria ,UN official, Egbeda Local Government APSHON ,Headmaster, St Peter, Osegere, Headmaster CPS Olukeye ,The Cchairman, Oyo State NAPSGAST, Best Sports Teacher,2000, as well as many other Merit Awards.
Chairman of the day, Primate Emmanuel Olaleye (JP) in his speech said that Comrade Akinloluwa had put in great effort inculcating tolerance, kindness, patience into future generations and he had worked timelessly since 1984.
“It is time for him to enjoy all what he had laboured for all these years as he joined the senior citizens of a great Nation”, he said.
Mrs. Adebayo Mojirayo Bolanle, the new Head mistress described the celebrant as amiable, a super role model, exceptional teacher and a mentor.
She prayed for good health with long life and prosperity for him even after retirement, adding that they would use the knowledge and skill they have gained from him in building great leaders for our nation.
A highlight of the event was cultural performances.
Dignitaries in attendance included Hon. Olusesan Adeagbo Caleb of Egbeda local government council, a member of the board of Bullion Go-Neat Global Ltd. Mrs. Oyindamola Ajadi.