Ilese Day: Foundation awards scholarship to underprivileged students

A voluntary organisation, Chief Rufus Olukayode Odusanya Foundation, has awarded scholarship to two pupils, Olufunmilayo Adenuga and Ifeoluwa David, who are indigenes of Ilese-Ijebu in Ogun State.

The pupils, who had just gained admission into Junior Secondary School I (JSSI), will enjoy the scholarship throughout their secondary education.

The donor, Chief Olukayode Odusanya, announced the award at Ilese Day 2016, held recently in the community.

A cheque of N100,000 was presented in advance to the pupils with each going away N50,000.

Speaking on the occasion, Odusanya  said he awarded the scholarship in order to appreciate what God had done for him and to give back to the society.

He disclosed that the foundation was founded specially to assist brilliant and underprivileged students in realising their dreams.

Chief Odusanya, a former Director of Communication in the federal Ministry of Education, added that such award would enhance the development of Ilese-Ijebu community.

In a related development, Miss Imoleayo Ayeni, who came first at this year’s Ilese-Ijebu Day beauty contest, was presented with a Nissan saloon car.

The car was presented to her by Ilese Development Council Planning Committee.