The newly nominated Chairman of the Oyo State Civil Service Commission, Mr. Kamourudeen Aderibigbe, taught Governor Seyi Makinde English Language in primary school.
This was revealed by the nominated Chairman himself in a conversation with TRACKNEWS.
He started that he and the governor reunited through the Aare Musulumi of Yoruba land, Alhaji Dauda Makanjuola, who the former teacher now works for as a secretary.
Speaking on how they met, Aderibigbe said, “We had lost contact since 1979, but Seyi came to the Aare Musulumi to introduce himself as the SDP governorship candidate and when I went through his profile, I saw he attended St Michaels and I instantly recognised him as one of my students but I couldn’t say it.
“The second time he came to invite the Aare to his annual Ramadan lecture, Aare could not attend and he asked me to represent him, so I had to go with Seyi in his vehicle to the lecture. While in the car he said he knows my face, and I said yes. I told him I was at St Michael’s, Yemetu, I didn’t tell him I was a teacher and he asked what year and I said 1979, and he said you taught me in Primary 6…I was very happy and we hugged. I was surprised he could still remember after the long years, he is very intelligent.”
Since his reunion with the Governor, Aderibigbe had since earned himself the nickname ‘Teacher Seyi’ ( Seyi’s Teacher).