The Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has described as an educationist of note the late Mrs. Sheila Solarin, wife of the late human rights activist, Dr. Tai Solarin.
A statement by Aregbesola’s Director, Bureau of Communications and Strategy, Semiu Okanlawon, quoted Aregbesola as saying that Mrs. Solarin has left behind a legacy of service to humanity, especially through education.
He said: “She was a quintessential teacher. A moulder of men who devoted her life to the service of humanity. Through the singular efforts of the Solarins, the Mayflower School, Ikenne, became a reference point in how to run educational institutions.
“One can confidently say that the school, through the hardwork, dedication and honesty of the founders, set the pace for other educational institutions that would late come after it.”
Aregbesola, in his message, commiserated with his counterpart in Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, the people of Ogun State and Nigerians in general.