Class of 69 Reunion - 2012

The Class of 1969 had a hugely successful Reunion on December 22, 2012. It was remarkable that 15 of us including Leke Oladipo (aka Ambassador) attended. (Few including Leke, Engr (Alh) Maroof Oyewo and Dr (Pastor) Alabi Oladimeji apart from the host, Prof (Alh) Giwa attended with their families). It afforded some of us who had not seen one another for years (for some since leaving OGS in 1969) to meet again. It also enabled us to have a real appreciation of the handicap and plight of Leke.
 
The 1969 Class List can be found here. A more detailed list with contact information is available only in the registered area and can be accessed by registered members only.
 
At the reunion  Prof Akanji kindly accepted to serve as Secretary of our Group and I. (Toso Alabi - Apollo - was nominated to take care of Socials with Sikiru Oyewo as our Treasurer)
 
We had a minute silence in memory of our members (9 of them) who had departed to the great beyond and prayed for the eternal and peaceful repose of their souls.
 
Even though we received apology for inability to attend from a number of people, the total absence of our galz smacks of a gang-up, a conspiracy! It made the gathering obviously incomplete! It can only be hoped that they would make amends by swamping future meetings in overwhelming numbers!
 
It was decided that we have the meeting more frequently (maybe biannually) and rotate the hosting among members. Those in Minna are angling to host the next reunion. A fuller account of the reunion is available in the registered are.
 

Highlights of other side events include -
 

  • The formal recognition and congratulation of Professor MA Akanji who recently assumed office as the VC of FUT, Minna. In his response, he thanked members and expressed appreciation for the overwhelming congratulatory messages he received. Members received gift of his Uni sourvenirs.
  • That of members receiving complimentary copies of a recently launched book titled Handbook on Laboratory Analtyical Techniques authored by (Alhaji) SA Oyewo
  • Letter from the Principal (Mr BW Ibiyeye) titled "Appeal for assistance on Infrastructural Development of the School". On this, members recalled individual and collective financial and other support rendered in the name of the Class and being rendered through ongoing contributions that OGSOSA was collecting for developmental projects for the School which perhaps the Principal in being new was not aware of. Additionally, the School, among a few others, would be a beneficiary of a Central Bank Project in the offing which would comprehensively be taking care of the infrastructural needs. Toso Alabi (Apollo) and Hassan Bolarinwa (Emperor Giga) were therefore mandated to discuss and harmonise the issues with the Principal, and report areas so identified which those other initiatives would not be touching.

Warm regards and luv to your families

Prof. Oladejo Lawal
Allan Dej)

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