As more important personalities continues to extend their condolences to the family of the late Asiwaju of Ikorodu (Chief B.O Benson), Lagoon State Movement on the 6th of July 2021, paid a special tribute visit to the home of the former president of the Nigerian Bar Association.
The late SAN who also doubled as the Pioneer Chairman of the Lagoon State Movement was hailed for his tremendous leadership and drive by members at his residence.
Received by the wife of the late elder statesman, Dame Olabisi Benson with overwhelming joy and gladness, executive members highlighted varieties of accomplishments made through the precision of the Baba oba of Ibesheland.
Prayer sessions were held with worship songs rendered by members of the movement as the atmosphere transcended in a Godly pattern in appreciation for the life and legacy of Chief B.O Benson.
Ably led by the Vice-Chairman of Ikorodu Local Government (Aarebirin Hon princess Folashade Olabanji-Oba), the movement presented a Legacy Brochure to Dame Olabisi Benson, the brochure displayed different developmental strides made by Chief B.O Benson to advance the vision of the Lagoon State Movement since its inception (presented by Mrs O.T Benson).
According to members “Baba never flinched nor relent when it comes to driving the Lagoon state movement agendas from day one. Every time we digress in our meetings, he brings us back to speed and ensures we set our eyes on the ball as a focal point”
“He can never be replaced but we know his spirit will continue to work with us as we shall continually keep the family appraised on every step we take going forward. We are also looking at having a member of his family standing with us as a figure on his behalf while we’re pressing ahead” LSM
In her acceptance speech, Dame Olabisi Benson (wife of late chief B.O Benson) thanked the lagoon state movement for recognising her husband as a force to be reckoned with, adding that his life should not be mourned but celebrated instead.
“We are to celebrate his life well spent because that is exactly what he wanted. He was planning a 90th birthday bash with children but we’re still grateful to God even if he is no longer with us again”
“The overwhelming support and encouragement we have received reflect his impacts. I am truly grateful for the love and affection towards my husband. As for the figurehead to stand in his gap from our family, we shall look into that and ensure we get someone to stand on his behalf as you advance your course” Mrs Olabisi Benson Added
His Royal Highness, Oba Samuel Sobowale Olusegun Benson (Oba Of Ojodu) in his remark of appreciation thanked the movement for paying homage and presenting the legacy brochure to the late Asiwaju of Ikorodu, urging them to keep the vision he has set in motion alive.
“Yes indeed, our father is a one-time specimen that cannot be replaced, But his passion and philosophy can still be driven by our love for his works and ambition throughout his life”
“This is why I want to enjoin every member of the lagoon state movement to continue building and pressing forward with the mandate to which the movement has been set up for. It would be an ideal way to push forward on the legacy of Chief B.O Benson” Oba Of Ojodu asserted
Amongst delegates from the Lagoon State Movement; Obafemi Adesanya, Yetunde Oyindare, Faseyinde taiwo, Samson oyefunsi, Kafila shobowale, Balogun Kadri and Hassan Kafila.
The lagoon state movement subsequently stated its intentions to keep the memory of Chief B.O Benson alive and well through their continued push to meet up with the essence of their bonding.