The founder of the David Okanlawon Foundation, Engineer Dr. David Olusegun Okanlawon has started the construction of boreholes as promised in Ibarapa zone area of Oyo state.
According to him, the gesture was part of the programs in memory of his grandfather, former Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) and Chieftain in Ibarapa, Late Emmanuel Ishola Okanlawon.
The philanthropist said he has decided to commence the drilling of the first out of the nine motorized boreholes he promised in Ibarapa.
While speaking, Dr. Okanlawon described his grandfather an astute leader, philanthropist and community developer, who was known for his impact and leadership acumen.
He said: “Pa Okanlawon steered the affairs of Unity Party of Nigeria in the Old Ifeloju Local Government Area, which covered the entire Ibarapa land”.
“Apart from having a landmark in the political corridor, he was a philanthropist. His philanthropic heart and gestures remain sterling in the memory of many people. He transmitted this virtue among others to myself and other members of his lineage. It is in lieu of this that I am happy to drill these boreholes in his remembrance, honouring the numerous lessons, counsel, ideas and values that he instilled in me, his beloved inquisitive grandson”.
He prayed that “May Grandpa continue to enjoy eternal rest in the bossom of the Lord”.