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… says goodwill and integrity a pillar for success of any man
In efforts to promote moral discipline among youths and teenagers, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pelican Valley Nigeria Ltd, Dr Babatunde Adeyemo, has rewarded 16 pupils of Great Omega International Schools, Ibeshe – Titun, Ikorodu – Lagos who were adjudged as the best behaved students during the just concluded academic session and graduation ceremony on Wednesday.
Dr Adeyemo while giving the beneficiaries certificate of recognitions and cash gifts as sustenance boosters to their good conduct, said building the minds of the young ones that would build a great nation tomorrow means catching them while they are still young and moulding them for the better Nigeria.
He explained that the initiative started two years ago and will run continually as his contribution towards encouraging and producing young Nigerians with good morals and integrity for betterment of the country today and tomorrow.
Dr Adeyemo added that,” I am doing this to change the narrative, In anything you do in life character is everything, I have come to realize that from my case study. I realized that those that are thriving are those that were average, but they had good character.
“For me goodwill and integrity is a successful pillar for any man who wants to attain greater height in life.
“If you want to excel while creating jobs, you must have integrity and good character. In pelican we lay so much emphasis on goodwill and integrity.”
He emphasized that,” I personally made this award because i so much appreciate honesty, good character and creativity. I want to send a note of caution to the parents by urging their children to portray good morals, because excellence without character is nothing We should encourage our children to portray good character and that is what is going to take them to the next level.
“The best thing we can do is to start changing the narrative from this level. We at the Pelican Valley so much believe in character and goodwill that is why we sponsored this award.”
Dr Adeyemo, a leading Real Estate manager in the Gateway State, said if one could change the orientation of Nigerians at their formative years, they would not have it in mind to engage in immoral or fraudulent activities.
He concluded that the award and recognition would help reduce crime, hooliganism and juvenile delinquencies when students know they are being watched and will be rewarded for good conduct.
In his remark, the Principal of Great Omega International Schools, Mr Nwani Stanley, said the philanthropic gesture has been helpful to the students and the school.
He said that, “Dr Adeyemo the CEO of Pelican Valley has been very wonderful. He is bringing moral in this 21st century to limelight. For instance, if someone scored first class but lacked good conduct, that person is not employable, you will prefer someone with academic excellence and good conduct.”
He also said,”We evaluated the students, including their interactions with other class mates and we emphasize on performance in academic. In this aspect, it has become very competitive. He did it during our Inter – House sports and we are very grateful to him for this support.”
One of the students who was a beneficiary of the Award Akinlade Daniela an SS3 graduate also expressed gratitude to Dr Adeyemo.
“I want to say a very big thank you to Pelican for this yearly reward, May God bless all that you do, this award has really helped us and sharpened us, we all strive to become good representatives of our school and the society wherever we found ourselves.”