Watch As US Senators Honour Eselu's Son, Others For Basketball Championship Triumph - (VIDEO) - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Watch As US Senators Honour Eselu's Son, Others For Basketball Championship Triumph - (VIDEO)

SENATE of the United States of America, last week Friday honoured Prince Raphael Akinyemi, son of the Eselu of Iselu, Oba Akintunde Akinyemi, for winning a basketball championship for the State of Maryland.

The 18-year-old Raphael Akinyemi stood tall among his colleagues as they received accolades from the Senators.

The Yewa indigene played important roles in securing victory for his school, a feat that has brought him and his colleagues before the US Senate.

Reacting to the development, the father of the teenager, described the development as a thing of pride for Iselu, Yewa, Ogun State, Nigeria and the black race in general.

Oba Akinyemi said nobody could have believed that  an indigene from Iselu in Yewa North Local Government would be standing for an honour at the US Senate.

He said "this is a testimony that the nation has many talents and potentials lurked in the rural areas."

He, however, charged the government to create an enabling environment for the younger generation to thrive.

Asked how he feels about the honour on his child, Eselu said "I feel great and fulfilled  that good things can come out from my community. Most especially, for my son to be honoured in the US Parliament with all senators seated.

"Even, the US president clapped for them all for winning the basketball championship."

When asked whether his son was born in Nigeria or overseas, the monarch said "he was born in Iselu, Yewa-North, Ogun state. I took him there (US)  at the age of seven together with his siblings".

Asked if he would allow his son to play for Nigeria, Eselu said "I would not object to my son playing for Nigeria’s basketball team if the need arises."

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