Oba of Lagos Joins Governor babatunde Raji Fashola to Commission Kesington Adebutu’s New Vocational Centre [Photos]
|AY the Comedian and Sir Kesington Adebukunola Adebutu|
Dignitaries across the state came together to witness the official commissioning of the Kesington Adebukunola Adebutu Foundation Vocational centre on Thursday, May 17, 2012.
The event which was put together by Chairman/Founder of KAAF, Sir Kesington Adebukunola Adebutu, held at the KAAF vocational centre and was graced by the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) who was the special guest of honour along with the Oba of Lagos, HRH Oba Rilwan Akiolu.
|Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola and Sir Kesington Adebukunola Adebutu (KAAF)|
Other guests included top government personalities, policy influencers and opinion moulders across different sectors. Notable figures include Lagos State Honourable Commissioner for Education, Barrister Olayinka Oladunjoye, the Chairman, Surulere Local Government Honorable Tajudeen Yusuf Ajide, CEO, R28
Events Adebisi Adebutu, Executive Secretary, LASFE, Engineer Olawunmi Gasper, AY the Comedian who was the Host of the event and several others.
Starting with the National Anthem, Sir Kesington Adebukunola Adebutu, founder and chairman of KAAF appreciated the presence of everyone in attendance. He also spoke on his passion for helping the underprivileged in the society so as to develop youth potentials and reduce the rate of crime in the society. “I want to commend all those who took part in the success of this project. With the completion of this project, we shall not just stop here but continue to show support to other societies and focus on our other projects that we are currently working on. I wish the new trainees success in their
|Chief Yemi Ajayi|
He continues, “I want to appeal to the elites in our society to come out and help in the development of our environment.”
The Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola later commissioned the vocational centre after a tour of the facility. “I am delighted that custodians of our culture have decided to work towards the development of our society. People complain about our lack of skills in this country as Ghanaians and the Togolese have taken up our very own trades. Sir Kesington has taken it upon himself to help change our society by empowering our youths. For this, I congratulate him’’ Fashola said.
|Eng Olawunmi Gasper|
The centre focuses on four major trades approved by the Ministry of Education/Lagos State Technical and Vocational Training board.
|Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola assessing the Centre’s facilities and equipments|
Trainees have the opportunity to run the courses free of charge and work with state of the art facilities and tools. The courses, which will run for six months, will have two sessions in a year.
Founder of KAAF, Sir Kesington Adebutu will also be sponsoring the trainees for the Lagos State Trade Test professional exams.
The vocational centre will be handed over to the Lagos State government after one year for further management.
|Facilities in the Vocational centre|
|Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola|