Nigeria Alert Monday, 6th December 2021
The Special Adviser to the Oyo State Governor on Culture and Tourism, Hon. Akeem Ademola Ige has felicitated his former Personal Assistant, Mr Wasiu Olalekan Babatunde (a.k.a. Omo Double) for making another history in his education career as he bagged a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Mental Health Nursing, from the University of Bedfordshire, Luton.
While congratulating the graduand, Hon. Ige said that he was happy that Lekan, who served as his second Personal Assistant when he was the Executive Chairman of Ibadan South East local government sought for more knowledge when he left Nigeria for the United kingdom immediately after his tenure as the Chairman.
Ige said that Lekan who is one of the numerous youths that he used his position as council Chairman to empower either by employment into the civil service or to travel abroad has made him proud today with his recent attainment.
Ige said that as a politician who has passion for investing in youth development and empowerment, hinted that his philosophy of life is to teach others how to fish rather than giving them fish.
Hon. Ige added that what makes him more happy is that Lekan Babatunde is not selfish as he has equally been using his opportunity in London to assist other people from Oyo state and beyond one way or the other.
He, however, implored the youth of nowadays to emulate Lekan Babatunde by using their time and God given knowledge in activities and ventures that will bring them to limelight in the nearest future.
Lekan Babatunde (Omo Double) who is the Coordinator of Ige Again Foundation in Europe is a prominent son of Ibadan. He hails from Odo-Oba at Ward 11, in Ibadan South East local government area. He was the second personal assistant to Hon. Akeem Ademola Ige during his tenure as the Chairman of the said council area between 2003-2007 before relocating to the United kingdom where he is presently living with his wife and children.
Before his graduation ceremony wherein he bagged Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Mental Health Nursing, from the University of Bedfordshire, Luton which took place on Friday 26th November, 2021, Lekan Babatunde had earlier obtained an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Accountancy from the Polytechnic, Ibadan while in Nigeria
He has also obtained Diploma in Business Administration From Grafton College LONDON 2008; Bsc Human Resources Management From University of Plymouth 2017and currently registered student studying MSc in Public Health at University of Bedfordshire Luton.