Sesi Whingan Foundation, an NGO on Friday rewarded the Best Head Teacher and best Assistant Head Teacher in Badagry Local Government, Lagos with new inverter deep freezer each at the 2021 Annual Merit Award organised by the Local Government Education Authority.
Presenting the gift to the beneficiaries, Prince Sesi Whingan, the founder of SWF, said he was happy to be in the midst of the teachers.
According to him, the role of teachers in the nation building is one of most germane that could not be ignored.
He said that gone were the days when teachers’ reward was presumably at heaven.
Whingan said teachers played an important roles in the lives of every individual, adding that they should be rewarded here on Earth.
He said his parents were both teachers and he believed that teaching is one of the noblest profession worldwide.
“As a son of teachers, I am delighted to be among you. Both my father and mother were teachers, you can all see that I was brought up and nurtured by one you.
“Though people often say the reward of teachers are in heaven, even if their rewards are actually in heaven, I opined that we should also reward them here on earth.
“This formed the reason why I took this upon myself to appreciate some of you who have excelled in your chosen profession.
“This is not to say that other teachers here are not appreciated, we appreciate and cherish you all, we are only rewarding the best among you to encourage others to put more efforts,” he said.
The beneficiaries are Mrs Florence Akinleye, the Head Teacher, Anglican Primary School, Itoga; who bagged the award of the Best Head Teacher and Mr Rasak Sa’adu, the Assistant Head Teacher, St Paul’s Anglican Primary School, Igborosun, who won the award of the Best Assistant Head Teacher, SUBEB, Badagry Local Government respectively.
They were both presented with a branded new Inverter Deep Freezer each by the founder of the foundation.
Other who also benefitted from the foundation educational support rewards are; Miss Oyetomi Favour, a pupil of Methodist Primary School, Ashipanu, Badagry West, she won as the Overall Best Pupil 2021; Mr. Akinrinade Victor of AUD Primary School, Badagry, the overall best clerk of the year 2021 and Mrs Oluarebi Ganiyat, the overall best cleaner of the year 2021.
These category of winners were presented with cash gifts.
Commending, the founder of Sesi Whingan Foundation, Alhaji S.A Ajetunmobi, the Mother of the day, said she could not hide her joy on humanitarian assistance being rendered by Whingan.
She prayed that God would continue to abide by him and his foundation in whatever they desire.
Also, the Education Secretary of Badagry Local Government Education Authority, Alhaji Modinat Adebayo was also full of appreciation to Sesi.
She said she was shocked at the gifts as the founder of the foundation did not inform her of such plan.
Adebayo, however, urged other philanthropist and political leaders to emulate what Sesi Whingan is doing.
She concluded that, with people like Sesi, Badagry will not remain the same again positively.