Ogun State Deputy Governor, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele on Wednesday, charged the less privileged to take advantage of every positive opportunity that comes their ways as this would not only make them successful but add great values to their lives and environment.
Engr. Salako-Oyedele gave the charge while celebrating her 54th birthday with the Children of the Juvenile Correctional Home, Asero Abeokuta, the State capital, where she renovated a hall, classrooms and donated sporting facilities for the use of the children.
The Deputy Governor who was full of excitement in identifying with the children, said the reason behind the gesture was her passion at impacting lives, especially the less privileged, saying once this is done, she was fulfilled celebrating her birthday.
Her words, “I want to impact peoples lives, because it is not just about eating and drinking, but making a change in peoples life. This time last year, I was at Ijamido Children’s Home in Ota and the Home for Special needs, Ijebu Ode, this year, I decided to touch the lives of another set of children and do something impactful”
“The vision of our Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun is to build a future for everybody in Ogun State and build it together. There is not much better ways of building future than equipping our children for the future, so it is my pleasure and honour to be here today to identify with these children” she remarked.
While thanking the members of staff of the Home for working diligently to take care of the children, she prayed that Almighty God will reward and bless their wards.
Earlier in her welcome address, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dr. Oluranti Oladehinde appreciated the Deputy Governor for her motherly gesture, adding that her show of love towards the children would give them a sense of belonging.
Thanking the Deputy Governor on behalf of the home, the class captain, Master Samod Dapo-Abiodun expressed appreciation and wished her more fruitful celebrations ahead.