Who We Are
ABOUT THE SOCIETY
ERUDITE MINDS SOCIETY OF NIGERIA
ERUDITE MINDS SOCIETY OF NIGERIA is a society of children, teenagers and adults, registered with Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria under the Companies and Allied matters Act No. 1, 1990, Part C as a non-profit organization which focuses on the development of human race especially the children and the youth. This society’s activities are not limited to a particular set or group of people as it has her membership from different parts of the country and outside, coming from different religious background.
This society was formed by some undergraduates and admission seeking young men in Ogun state in the year 2004 to cater for some anti-social activities going on around them. With the support of the members of their various families and those of their neighbours who believed in the course, they were able to raise a society of young boys and girls who joined them in their early years in secondary schools and also primary school who are now graduates of higher institutions of learning, some have even started working while some are doing their masters. Among those little ones that were brought up by the society, we now have today, mothers and married men.
This society which was formed in the year 2004 though with ups and downs today can boast of carrying out many immeasurable services to humanity within and outside Sango Ota, her place of birth. Some of them are:
- Awareness rally for the reality of HIV/AIDS and the need to ZIP-UP within the youth in the year 2004, staged in Sango Ota
- Blood pressure examination for elders and medical advice given by medical practitioners
- Academic programme for PEAK MODEL SCHOOL students during their 2nd year anniversary in Oju-Ore, Ota
- Academic programme in conjunction with Cross-over Tutorial Centre in Ifo Local Government in the year 2005
- Computer training for secondary school students in Sango Ota, in 2009
- Free intensive coaching for students in Ajibode and Konifewo towns in 2012
The society also has the privilege of inviting some prominent people to deliver lectures and to train the children in some communities. We thank all of them for showing interest in the work of the society, some of them are DR. SEYI AJAYI (a medical practitioner), MR. OGUNTOYINBO (an educationist), MRS AKINOLA, MR. DON OBOMIGHE (a motivational speaker), MR. TOBI FOLALU (a youth counselor), PASTOR OGAYEMI (a clergyman) and host of others.
The first major event of this society was held on 24 December, 2004 at VICTORY NURSERY AND PRIMARY SCHOOL majorly for school children in Sango Ota during their holidays. The next event came up two days later at Church street, where Dr Seyi Ajayi delivered a lecture on AIDS and THE YOUTH.
Another major event of this society was held in 2009 when we organized a 3-day computer training for school children in Sango Ota during their long vacation. Year in year out Erudite Minds society of Nigeria continued to organize seminars and workshops until 2012 when the members of the society took it upon themselves to organize tutorial classes for secondary school students in Ajibode and Konifewo communities in Ogun State. In order to foster a good relationship with our immediate communities, members of the society paid royal visit to two monarchs in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government and Ifo Local Government in 2013. On October 1st 2015, to prepare the minds of the youth for the new dispensation and to give them the room to ask questions bothering them about the politics of the day, Erudite Minds organized a programme at FATLAN HOTEL HALL inviting politicians and academicians for a seminar.
We among other things introduced SPELLING BEE in Ado Odo Ota Local Government after that of Lagos state. Our goal is to bring back the glory of this nation in the area of education, so that our younger ones will be fully engaged while in school, for them to have any reason to involve themselves in crimes. Erudite Minds is what you need to be a true leader of today and tomorrow.
With the support we always get from our members who contribute majorly towards all our programmes and good spirited Nigerians who donate towards this cause we promise to continue to serve humanity better than before. Erudite Minds will forever be grateful to Alh. Wale Shittu and his company WAL-ZENITH INT’L, LAGOS for his support every time. Our gratitude also goes to all our leaders, MRS. OMIKUNLE, MRS. AKINBO, MR. MAYELOYE, DR. AKINOLA and MRS. ADISA for their love, care, guidance and financial support.