May 29, 2010
A mini competition, tagged Governor Olusegun Mimiko Table Tennis Competition‘, is on the way.The event slated to hold from August 25 to 27, will be staged among children between ages of five to 12 across the 18 local governments.
There goes a report in the Nation newspapers titled Table Tennis set for revival in Ondo, in full here
Now, the idea itself is good, even if we are not in mess as a state, for lack of ideas, but that is another matter.
But, Is there no end to School-kid Sycophancy in our state ?
You would have thought there are people around Alagbaka who can bravely throw-away, our senses, and especially theirs, of decency, back to the glorious era when people in a position of trust and authority did things, for a True legacy: Legacies left behind…
In the days of Late Pa. Adefarati, he produced Adefarati Babes renaming Sunshine Stars of Akure, And Obfuscating Meaning by so doing.
Now, its governor Mimiko’s turn.
Yet, these people like to pretend they are protegees to real Yoruba leaders ? Wonder!
To be clear, why did Chief Obafemi Awolowo not immediately name the then University of Ife after himself ?
Why didn’t Pa Ajasin, of Ondo state’s government blessed memory, label every major Institutional development of his administration after himself ?
They were men; fine men! Legacies is not about what you create.
Legacies, are found when people hold on to what you create; In that sense, Legacies are made – usually of hardened diamond – in people’s hearts.
To paraphrase the late hip hop rapper – Da Grin, Those men knew what it was.
You can only wish the handlers of Ondo state tried; Maybe they will know what it is.