NAAS inducts Bisayo Busari-Akinnadeju as Matron

A legal practitioner cum philanthropist, Bisayo Busari-Akinnadeju has been inducted as the new Matron of the National Association of Akungba Students (NAAS). 

The induction coupled with the inauguration of new Executives of the association, took place at the Adetutu Adefarati Civic Centre in Akungba-Akoko, in Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo State. 

Speaking at the event, Busari-Akinnadeju expressed unfeigned appreciation over the gesture, pledging to organize an essay competition for Secondary school students in the milieu. 

While delivering her immaculate speech, Bisayo said, “it is with immense joy and a mother's pride that I stand before you today at our Fiesta program. As the matron of our beloved association here at AAUA, I am deeply honored to address you on this significant occasion themed "Repositioning Akungba Students to the 21st Century."

“First and foremost, I want you all to know how immensely proud I am of each and every one of you. Your dedication, resilience, and passion for learning are truly inspiring. 

“As your matron, it fills my heart with joy to witness your growth and development, not just academically, but also as responsible, compassionate students of great Akungba
Today, as we gather to celebrate and reflect on our journey, it is crucial that we recognize the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. The 21st century presents us with a rapidly changing world, one filled with endless possibilities and complexities. As students of Akungba, it is imperative that we equip ourselves with the knowledge, skills, and mindset needed to navigate this ever-evolving landscape successfully.

“My dear students, as we embark on this journey of repositioning ourselves to thrive in the 21st century, let us embrace the spirit of disruption. Being disruptors means challenging the status quo, pushing boundaries, and daring to innovate in ways that transform our world for the better.

“Look around you, and you'll find countless examples of men and women who have embraced disruption and reshaped industries. Consider the likes of Elon Musk, who disrupted the automotive industry with Tesla, revolutionized space exploration with SpaceX, and is now pioneering the development of sustainable energy solutions. His visionary approach reminds us that with boldness and determination, we can turn dreams into reality.

“Think of Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx, who defied convention and revolutionized the fashion industry with her innovative shapewear designs. Her story is a testament to the power of perseverance and creativity in the face of adversity.

“Closer to home, consider companies like Flutterwave, Paystack, and Andela, founded by young African entrepreneurs who are redefining the tech landscape on the continent and beyond. Their success stories inspire us to embrace our potential as change-makers and to leverage technology to drive positive impact in our communities.

“My dear students, these examples serve as a reminder that greatness lies within each of us. We have the power to disrupt, innovate, and shape the future in ways we never thought possible. But it requires courage, resilience, and a willingness to embrace failure as a stepping stone to success.

“As we strive to reposition ourselves for the 21st century, let us not be afraid to challenge the norms, break barriers, and chart new paths. Let us be disruptors in our own right, daring to dream big, take risks, and create a better world for generations to come.

“The future is ours to shape, and I have no doubt that with your passion, dedication, and innovation, we will redefine what it means to be Akungba students in the 21st century.
As your matron, I want you to know that my door is always open to you. Whether you need guidance, support, or simply a listening ear, I am here for you. You are not just students to me; you are my extended family, and I will always be here to cheer you on every step of the way.

“Thank you, my dear students, for allowing me the privilege of being your matron. May we continue to shine brightly as proud ambassadors of Akungba and AAUA. God bless you all. 

Appreciating the new Matron, the new President, Oki Al-Hasan, extolled the virtues of the new matron, adding that the association had benefited from the philanthropic gestures of Busari-Akinnadeju.

However, the association presented a picture to the new Matron. 

Others at the event were: Barr. Bayo Olorunmeke, Dr. Gabriel Ehinola, Mr. Ajagun Samson.