The Samuel Ladoke Akintola Foundation has revealed that it is using part of the country home of the former premier of Western Region as a resource centre for academic research
This was disclosed by the Coordinator of the foundation, Mr Yemi Adedokun, at a press conference and facility tour of the building held in Ogbomoso
According to him, the children of the late premier have resolved to restructure the facilities for public use.
He disclosed that Dr (Mrs) Bimbo Akintola and other members of the family are committed to ensuring that the resource centre is of international standard with e-library, recreation centre and others.
He noted: “Already we are working on the library with over 5000 books found in Baba’s library; work has also commenced for the fixing of the olympic-size swimming pool and other things that will bring real picture of what the late sage had in mind when building the house.”
He also disclosed that the family is also planning to restore the statue of the late sage at the parliamentary road and the motion he moved for indepedence will be fixed by its side.
While unveiling the the programme of activities lined up for the 52nd remebrance activities slated for January 12, 2018, Adedokun said notable personalities including governors of south west states, teaditional rulers and captains of industry are expected to grace the event.
“Governor Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos State will deliver a lecture entitled ‘Democracy, National Integration and National Development while Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and Governor Aminu Tambuwa of Sokoto State are lead discussants.”