High Chief Abiola Ogundokun facilitated the citing of the Federal College of Education in Iwo by the Federal Government.
This is contrary to insinuations in some quarters mostly on social media platforms that it was due to antics and subtle threats by some in other quarters as Federal Government cannot be intimidated into taking noble action.
Investigation by Spear Gists shows that Chief Abiola Ogundokun as an elder statesman in Iwo, Osun State and national patriot with network of contacts used his influence and contact to ensure that the institution was cited in Iwo town.
Chief Ogundokun did not want to respond or join issue with anybody on this feat as an elder statesman but leave everything to posterity. However, it must be put on record that lobby, a civil and potent tool in any democracy as well as as an act in local, national and international affairs is normal. And as an essential tool in peace building and development was the instrument that the elderstateman explored.
Spear Gists can authoritatively disclose that Chief Ogundokun wrote letters to the Presidency and Federal Ministry of Education indicating and pleading the interest of his Iwo community in having the institution cited there.
He pledged his vast 17 acres of land in Iwo town to be used by the Federal Government in citing the institution.
Ogundokun followed his letters with personal visits to Abuja in physical appearance to ensure that it was thoroughly perused for positive consideration.
It was gathered that Ogundokun believes that charity begins at home and as an elder statesman, he is prepared at all times to unrelentingly contribute to the growth and development of his community, Osun State, Nigeria and humanity as he has always done in the past.
It would be recalled that Chief Ogundokun led a delegation of eminent Iwo sons on a thank you visit to the Minister of Education , Mallam Adamu Adamu to thank President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, February 14, 2020 in his office, Abuja.
On the controversial imbroglio between Oluwo of Iwo land, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi and Agbowu of Ogbaagba, Oba Dhirikullahi Akinropo, Ogundokun as a father figure to all appealed for peace and calm in order to resolve the crisis