By Robert AKPAN, Senior Investigator Correspondent Lagos/
LAGOS– THIRTY years after his will to some corporate bodies were either abandoned or frustrated, the new Executive Trustees to the Estate of the late business mogul and philanthropist, Sir Mobolaji Bank Anthony have reached out to one of the beneficiaries, the Pacilli School for the blind in Surulere and donated to it.
Though what was donated, either in monetary or material form was not disclosed but sources described the donation as huge; adding that management of the school was overwhelmed with joy and appreciation.
Presenting the donation, the grand daughter to Late Sir Banks, Funmiade Bank-Anthony stated that they will continue “This great philanthropic ways of my grandfather as per his instructions and we are here to continue to show Pacelli school the love he had for them and will continue to support them.”
According to her, the visit today was put together by our Lead Trustee, Dr. Adio-Moses and we are grateful for her leadership and hard work.
I know that Sir Bank-Anthony, my grandfather is happy that his legacy lives on. He was a kind, compassionate man that followed the teachings of Christ. May his wonderful soul continue to rest in peace.”
She was accompanied by the Executive Trustee of the Estate, Quene Irene Cole, the Director of External Development, Ms. Tope Bank-Anthony, the Director of Special duties, Christian Amariwu, Dr. Enyinna Erengba, representing the lead trustee, Dr. Adio-Moses and their legal/security team.
In her response, the Principal of the school, Jane Onyeneri thanked the trustees for remembering to honor the will of the great philanthropist assuring that whatever donations extended to them will be effectively utilized for the upkeep of the pupils.
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