Mr Owolabi Falana, a young astute politician and administrator who is also a Permanent Board Member at the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has launched a quiz competition for indigent pupils in his local government, Mushin LGA on 6th December 2022.


The inaugural annual Owolabi Falana Quiz Competition was hosted by the Mushin Local Government Education Authority (LGEA) to encourage reading culture and provide civic engagement amongst the pupils.

Mr Owolabi Falana with winners of the quiz competition and LGEA Officials.

Mr Falana said as one of the best pupil in Social Studies during his days in primary school and in commemoration of his feats achieved over twenty years ago, the LGEA organized the competition tagged Hon. OJ Falana Quiz Competition in Social Studies and Civic Education subjects in his honour.

He said “The LGEA in their wisdom named this annual award ceremony after me to further encourage reading culture amongst the students, as well as to provide a solid foundation for civic engagement amongst the children of Mushin.”

Cross section of teachers and pupils at the event.

Mr Falana in his address to the pupils told them how after leaving primary school, he was not only one of the best students at AUD Model College, but also graduated with first class honours, at the university in Ukraine.

“while in the corporate world, I never had to lobby for job opportunities; I was head-hunted to lead various organizations, and now in the public sector as a Permanent Board member in SUBEB all within 20 years. With these feats; I told the kids that there is no limitation to how far a Mushin child can go in life!”

“In addition, I advise the parents to prioritise the education of their wards, just like my father, Mr. Olajide Falana did. This immense parental sacrifice has engendered the accomplishments we are celebrating today.” said Owolabi Falana.


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