Thirty years after the great philanthropist left the legacy in his will, history was made this past weekend in Lagos when the trustees and employees of the late Sir Mobolaji Bank-Anthony visited the Pacelli School for the Blind in Surulere and made generous donations to them.
Funmiade Bank-Anthony, late Sir Banks’ granddaughter, presented the money and promised to carry on “this amazing humanitarian methods of my grandfather as per his wishes and we are here to continue to show Pacelli School the love he had for them and would continue to assist them.”
She stated: “The visit today was organized by our Lead Trustee, Dr. Adio-Moses, and we are appreciative of her leadership and dedication.
“I’m sure my grandpa, Sir Bank-Anthony, is pleased that his legacy endures. He was a good-natured, sympathetic man who adhered to Christ’s teachings. May the great soul of this man rest in peace.
She was accompanied by the lead trustee’s representative, Dr. Adio-Moses, Dr. Enyinna Erengba, the estate’s executive trustee, Quene Irene Cole, the director of external development, Ms. Tope Bank-Anthony, the director of special responsibilities, Christian Amariwu, and their legal and security team.
Jane Onyeneri, the school’s principal, praised the trustees for remembering to respect the great philanthropist’s wishes and assured them that any donations made in their honour would be used to maintain the inmates.