A thanksgiving service was held this morning (Tuesday, November 26, 2019) in honour of Chief Engineer J.B.O Adewumi, in the College Chapel of Thomas Adewumi Int’l College, Oko Kwara State. It’s his birthday, but he had decided to use it to thank God for His good deeds in his life, the lives of all his family members, and all his businesses and the entire staff, that he fondly called his family. Hence, he once called the day his “Family Thanksgiving Day.”
The Opening Prayer was said by the Chaplin, Rev (Dr) Umeh. The Principal, Mr Bradley Sailes, gave the Welcome Address. Scriptures were read by one of the Vice Principals, a member of staff and some of the students of the school. Hymns were sang and a special song was rendered just to give thanks to God that has been sustaining the entire members of the Engineer’s family, Thomas Adewumi Int’l College community, DeCrown (W.A.) Co. Ltd (Consulting Engineers), Gloriana Hotel & Suites, and Decrown Agro Ventures Ltd., which is a sole distributor in the European Union (EU), Boatta Foods UK Ltd of ‘Ronke Plantain Chips’ that is also been sold in Nigeria.
It’s a day that everyone always expects, just like our expectation on October 10, when the governor of Kwara state, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, visited Thomas Adewumi Int’l College for the Commissioning of TAICO’s Sports Academy (TSA).
When the Chaplin handed over the microphone to the Principal, Mr Bradley Sailes, to guide the cutting of the cake, As if they were not seated together earlier on the high table, Doctor and his wife, Chief (Mrs) Gloria O. Adewumi, were now conspicuously standing side by side. Though it was a Thanksgiving day, notwithstanding, it is the 67th birthday of Dr Adewumi to thank God for November 26, 1952, the day he was put to bed.
As this write-up is being concluded, we want to challenge everyone that is fortunate to read this to think of how to affect this nation positively, Dr Adewumi is an entrepreneur, a philanthropist (through Kemi and Bamidele Foundation), a business man, an engineer, a doctor of philosophy and an enthusiast. He is an icon indeed, a man worthy of emulating in all respects. He is a man to reckon with both home and abroad.
Long life Engineer (Dr) J.B.O. Adewumi!!!