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…urges them to make donations to special schools for PWD

Governor Biodun Oyebanji of Ekiti State has urged friends, family members, well-wishers, and the general public to refrain from organizing any birthday celebration, presenting gifts, or publishing newspaper advertisements in honor of his 56th birthday on Thursday, December 21st.

Governor Oyebanji has suggested that, instead of advertisement placements, gifts, or social gatherings, those wishing to celebrate with him should consider making cash or material donations to benefit the less privileged children in the state.

The governor specified that gifts and cash donations be directed to the three Government Special Schools across the state: Government Special School for the Deaf in Ikoro-Ekiti, Government Special School for the Blind in Ikere-Ekiti, and Government Special School for the Mentally and Physically Challenged in Ido-Ekiti. Additionally, contributions are welcomed at the State Relief and Rehabilitation Centre for the Mentally Challenged in Ado-Ekiti.

According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Olayinka Oyebode, Governor Oyebanji emphasized that financial and material gifts directed to the specified schools would constitute a more meaningful and appreciated celebration for his birthday. He highlighted the importance of citizens making deliberate efforts to reach out to the less privileged in society, considering the current state of the country.

The Governor expressed his happiness regarding the substantial number of family members, friends, and associates who presented gifts to the three special schools during his birthday last year. He acknowledged the joy these gestures brought to the faces of the students.

Governor Oyebanji said he became happier when he got reports on how each of the schools utilised the financial and material gifts they got from him and his friends to enhance the welfare and wellbeing of the students and to upgrade some facilities within the schools.

The Ikogosi-Ekiti born Oyebanji said he would be happy if his friends and well wishers would grant his wishes this year again, by joining him in putting smiles on the faces of the students with disabilities instead of any gift or party they might have in mind.

Governor Oyebanji, a former University lecturer turned politician, will be 56 years old on December 21, 2023.

The statement lists the accounts details of the schools as follows:

  1. Government Special School for the Deaf
    Ikoro-Ekiti
    Union Bank- 0003625836
  2. Government Special School for the Physically and Mental Challenged.
    Ido- Ekiti
    Union Bank – 0003574525
  3. Government Special School for the Blind
    Ikere Ekiti
    Union Bank – 0003628428
  4. State Relief and Rehabiitation Centre for the Mentally Challenged
    c/o Ekiti State Office of Disability Affairs
    Keystone Bank
    1009135289

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