Ex OAU SU President, Ibikunle Honoured As 2015 Remo Child
By Deborah Dosunmu
Recently, a Remo-Sagamu youth initiative, THE REMO CHILD PROJECT, honoured the ex OAU Students’ Union President, Ibikunke Isaac as the ‘2015 Remo Child’.
This is an acknowledgement accorded distinguished youths, indigenes of Remo, who have made impacts and are still making impacts in the society; youths that are flag bearers of the Remo community. In the introduction of ‘The Remo Child Project 2015’, it was stated, “the Remo child project was born in the wake of 2014 by some young passionate Remo youths who believe in economic, social, and cultural development of the people. The purpose of the initiative is to celebrate and encourage Remo youths to becoming one of (if not the best) of their kinds.”(Sic)
Ibikunle who was born more than two decades ago into the family of Mr. & Mrs. Olusanya Ibikunle of Ogunfero compound, Sagamu, Ogun state was named the 2015 Remo Child not only because of his political achievements but also his academic achievements and service to humanity. He is a graduate of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University. Apart from being the OAU Students’ Union President for a session, some of his achievements are; he led and participated in the 23rd Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition (Africa Regional round), Abuja 2014, where team OAU won which qualified them for the world round in Canada. He has led his team to victory in various competitions in the field of law especially the Moot and Mock competitions nationally and internationally.
Ibikunle Isaac who is also a member of the Nigerian Red Cross society, has was nominated for and also won some awards for distinction. Among are; 2014 nominee as the Most Influential Student of the Year by Oscar-ACJ Awards, OAU; 2015 Award for Outstanding Leadership by the Students’ Union, OAU.