The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has commiserated with his Chief of Staff, Mr. Tayo Ayinde, on the death of his wife, Princess Adedoyin Raliat Ayinde.
Princess Ayinde nee Ojora died on Sunday at 36 after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband and children.
Governor Sanwo-Olu, who expressed his sadness over the death of Princess Adedoyin Ayinde in a statement issued on Monday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, described the death as shocking and a great loss not only to the Ayinde and Ojora families but Lagos State.
He urged his Chief of Staff, members of the immediate and extended families, deceased friends, and associates to take the death of Princess Ayinde in good faith.
Governor Sanwo-Olu also commiserated with the Lagos State First Lady and Chairman of the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO), Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, over the death of one of the members of the association.
He said: “On behalf of my family, my cabinet, the Lagos State government, and the people of Lagos State, I commiserate with my Chief of Staff, Mr. Tayo Ayinde on the demise of his beloved wife, Princess Adedoyin Raliat Ayinde.
“No doubt the death of a loved one is usually a painful episode in our lives because it is irreparable but we must always take solace in God for a good life spent by the deceased person. We should be consoled by the fact that the late Princess Ayinde lived a fulfilling life, having impacted positively on the people that came in contact with her during her lifetime.
“She impacted many lives positively as a public officer at the Apapa Local Government Area, where she served passionately and contributed her quota to the growth and development of the local government and Lagos State.
“She was a trusted partner, friend, wife, and great supporter to her husband, Mr. Tayo Ayinde and as well as a caring and loving mother to her children.
“I pray for the repose of our dearly departed Princess Adedoyin Ayinde’s soul. God will grant her eternal rest and grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”
Lovezone Foundation Welcomes Ikeja Pupils Back to School with donation of books, others.
Lagos based Non-Governmental Organization, the lovezone Creative Foundation has boosted the morale of students of schools in Ikeja Lagos with donation of books, uniforms, pencils and other stationeries to welcome them back to school as a new term begins.
Making the donation at the Ikeja Primary school, Lagos, founder of the organization, Princess Ivie Andrew stressed that every child had a future but what many of them lacked was the opportunity .
“A large number of parents/guardians cannot afford to send their wards to school, a situation worsened by the economic downturn.
Many children have been forced to drop out of school and sent to the streets to help their families’ (and their own) survival. This calls for intervention by well meaning people and organizations”. She disclosed.
lovezone Creative Foundation has been working in consonance with the Project Zero initiative of the Lagos State Government designed to tackle the menace of out-of-school children in the State by enrolling pupils back into government-owned primary schools, in the regular provision of exercise books and writing materials, school uniforms etc., to encourage and stimulate learning.
In his address, the Education Secretary of Ikeja Amosun Akeem Abolore who is also chairman of all Education Secretaries in the zone, said the government was investing a great deal on pupils/students in the state to bring the best out of them. He thanked the foundation for its continued support and
prayed God to continue to bless its founder who has always been looking ahead of the children.
Education stakeholder Mrs. Lolade Taiwo Bello who is also the SW Coordinator of The Asiwaju Group (TAG), in conjunction with whom the event held, explained to the pupils, the need for them to take their education seriously and advised them to judiciously use the items given them which also included refreshment packs.
The pupils also had a stint with Miss Ahuva Victoria on psychology; basically, interaction with peers; dos and don’ts, bullying, good self-esteem etc.
It will be recalled that the lovezone Creative Foundation reeled out various food items to indigent residents of Ikeja during the yuletide to help them also celebrate the season.