Nostalgia as CDSS Ojo 86/87 class reunites
Over three decades after leaving Command Day Secondary School, Ojo, Lagos, the class of 1986/87 have gathered to reminisce about their time at the school.
Having gone their different ways for many years, the gathering, which also doubled as the end-of-year party saw them wine and dine, at an event held at Roof Top of Kalakuta Museum, Ikeja.
Chairman, organising committee of the anniversary reunion, Lanre Olowoyeye, in his welcome speech, thanked all those present, physically and via zoom. “It is a good feeling coming together after 35 years of separation to rekindle the friendship we had when we were in school and reminisce on the lovely years we spent together at Command. Those were beautiful years that can never be replaced. I want us to celebrate ourselves as one big family. This journey began as youths but today, we are men and women.
“The gathering became necessary so that members can build themselves, build connections, explore a variety of benefits and services, and serve as shining examples of the kind of people that CDSS produces.
Also speaking, Eddie Eminue, a member of the planning committee, highlighted the benefits of being part of such an association to include, presenting opportunities for expanding the professional networks for members, and opening doors, thereby allowing them to reap a lot of different benefits.
He urged members to take advantage of the gathering, to network and build relationships that will be beneficial, not only for them but their children and probably extended families.
Speaking on his experience at the reunion, Ofokansi Anayochukwu thanked the Almighty for sparing all present to witness such an auspicious occasion. According to him, only the living can hold a reunion, and it is not just for merry-making but to have a retrospective view of what we all want to do in the future.
“Reunion like this is not common to come by. It’s only those that are alive that witness it. Reunion is not just for merry-making but to have a retrospective view of what we want to do in the future. I thank God for sustaining us given us the opportunity to come together as one family again,” he said.
While thanking the management of the school for keeping the standard high, members also agreed that staying connected to their Alma Mater will help them know how to give back to future generations of the school.
The night ended well as all the Ex-Commandos took to the floor with different dancing styles marking an unforgettable day.