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The Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, over the weekend organised a 60th birthday and retirement ceremony in honour of the just outgoing Director, Finance and Accounts, Mr. Abideen Aderemi Agboluaje.
Speaking during the event, the Executive Chairman, OYOSUBEB, Dr. Nureni Adeniran said the success of the event reflects the hard work, humility and interpersonal relationship exhibited by the retiring Director while in service.
Adeniran described the retiring officer as an extrovert, a real professional and a dedicated officer, adding that the Director’s impact would be hardly forgotten in the Board.
He said Mr. Agboluaje was a dedicated, humble, dutiful and responsible financial Administrator, who contributed immensely towards the development of Basic Education in the State, admonishing him not to relent in his service to mankind, even in retirement.
Dr. Adeniran therefore called on civil servants to see retirement from active service as divine grace and be grateful to Almighty God that kept them alive to witness the day of retirement.
Earlier, in his remark, the Executive Secretary of the Board, Mr. Olusanjo Adeniyi, expressed delight and congratulated Mr. Agboluaje for successful years of active services without blemish.
He extolled the virtues of Agboluaje especially his contributions and support which were responsible for the success of Better Education Service Delivery for All program in the State.
Responding, Mr. Agboluaje thanked the Board for the unprecedented send-forth ceremony, adding that he enjoyed his stay at the Board as its Director of finance.
He added that the Board gave him the opportunity to contribute his quota to the development of basic education in the State adding that the leadership of the Board was fair to all, irrespective of cadre.
The event was witnessed by the Accountant General of the State, Alh. K. G Bello, who described Agboluaje as a benefactor, who played a huge role in his life while in service.
Others present were the Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, Oyo State, Hon. Dayo Ogungbenro, OYOSUBEB Full Time Board Member (South), Hon. Akeem Oladeji, former Accountant Generals of Oyo State, the Chief Imam, Oluyole Extension Community Central Mosque, Alh. Mudathir Bada, among others.