Oyebamji cancels birthday, asks well wishers to donate presents to PWDs
By Omolade Adegbuyi
The Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Biodun Oyebanji has cancelled his 55th birthday celebration
Oyebanji said instead of partying, his friends, family, well-wishers and the general public should channel their gifts to People Living with Disabilities, PWDs.
His 55th birthday is December 21st.
Governor Oyebanji, in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media, Mr Yinka Oyebode made available to Irohinoodua said he would not want any birthday gift, newspaper advert, gathering or party in commemoration of his birthday.
Specifically, the Governor said that such plans should be converted to gifts and support to schools for the physically challenged in the three senatorial districts of the state vis: School for the Deaf, Ikoro-Ekiti; School for the Blind, Ikere-Ekiti; and School for the Mentally and Physically Challenged, Ido-Ekiti.
Instead of advert placements, gifts or parties, Governor Oyebanji said anyone willing to celebrate with him should make donations to the less privileged children in the state.
He said financial and material gifts sent to these schools by his friends and well-wishers would be a more appreciated birthday celebration for him, adding that the country is at a point where citizens should make deliberate efforts at reaching out to the less privileged.
The Ikogosi-Ekiti born Oyebanji, a former University lecturer turned politician, will be 55 years old on December 21, 2022.