Ejigbo community, the headquarters of Ejigbo Local Government Area of Osun State, has rejected the naming of a secondary school in after nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka.
The secondary school, which was built in the community in 2015 by the administration of Rauf Aregbesola, was christened Wole Soyinka Government High School.
Speaking on behalf of the community during a Town Hall meeting on Monday, the traditional the Ogiyan of Ejigbo, Oba Omowonuola Oyesosin, urged Governor Gboyega Oyetola to remove Soyinka’s name and replace it with that of the progenitor of Ejigbo, Akinjole.
Oba Oyesosin said the school should be named Akinjole Government Secondary School, adding that the proposed change of the school’s name would not only give the people of Ejigbo sense of belonging, but also serve as a reflection of respect accorded to the progenitor of the town.
The monarch stressed that Ejigbo community would forever remain grateful to Oyetola for his remarkable performance, which had brought about tremendous progress and development to the area.
“We sincerely appreciate and commend you over the various physical projects and nine facilities you have considered for our communities as part of your efforts towards making life meaningful for the people of the state.”