As the countdown heats up with expectations in high gear on eventual turn out of the year 2021 Ikorodu Oga day celebration 30th anniversary, culminating with expectations on the anniversary celebration under the new leadership of Mr Rotimi Erogbogbo.
The association incited a press briefing on the 9th of November 2021, accentuating its plans towards accomplishing an outstanding anniversary simultaneously revealing its official Ankara for the annual occasion across the division.
According to the chairman in his brief, he stated “This year is the 30th Ikorodu-Oga Day celebration. Ikorodu-Oga Day is a celebration after our hearts in lkorodu because it allows us to evaluate ourselves, review our actions, celebrate our successes, re-invigorate our Culture and reunite with family and friends from far and near. It also provides us with a germane opportunity to mobilize ourselves and resources to future developmental efforts. This year’s celebration has been revamped to reflect the reality of today’s Ikorodu, the darling of all inferring investors from far and wide”
“The key focus of this administration of Ikorodu-Oga Development Association since coming into office in May is Changing the Narratives because we realised people try to give us an identity that is not ours even by a million miles. In pursuit of that singular focus, we have successfully executed various well-received programmes. They include; Timeout with Octogenarians: a dedicated program for senior citizens focused on their security. health, diet and general engagement; Stakeholders Meeting on Education: we brought all stakeholders in the education sector together to curate challenges and
possible solutions to education in Ikorodu under the theme, Education in Ikorodu, Another Look:
IKODASS Under 17 Indoor Games Youth championship was a direct outcome of the stakeholders meeting on education. We equally successfully organised the Investiture of IKODASS Ambassadors to extend our reach and penetration beyond our shores. We continuously undertake strategic advocacy to draw the attention of the government to challenges faced by citizens in Ikorodu. For instance, the widening of the motorable corridor to ease traffic along the Oba Sekumade Road during the peak of the ongoing reconstruction work was in direct A full rundown of events for the eight days has been provided. It will kick off on Saturday 13th November with a Woro carnival around the city”
“The Woro train will then culminate at the Palace where there shall be extravagant cultural display by variouS and a telling lecture on the Significance of Woro in Ikorodu. On Sunday, HRM, Oba Engr. Kabir Adewale Shotobi shall host the crème de la crème of the city to a sumptuous Royal Banquet at Ikorodu Town Hall. Four illustrious individuals who have done us proud shall be honoured with Achievers’ Award. A seminal book on the founding president of IKODASS, the first Asiwaju of Ikorodu, Chief B. O. Benson shall be released”
“Ikorodu Market Expo shall run from Saturday 13th to the final day alongside various other programmes that caters to different segments and needs in our society. For instance there is schools Indigenous Food Cooking Competition; ljebu Dialect Debate; Miss Ikorodu Beauty Pageant; music concerts featuring Osupa and 9ice; Movies etc. this year’s Ikorodu-Oga Day celebration promises no dull moment”
“Be rest assured that we’ll not allow anyone to use this medium to constitute a nuisance, we’re fully set and ready to host Ikorodu division. Once again, it’s 13th to 20th of November 2021, so mark your calendar and set your time for Ikorodu Oga Day celebration” Mr Rotimi Erogbogbo Added
In extension to Chairman’s optimistic presentation, Mr Kassim Shille (IKODASS social Secretary) averred the celebration is in full swing activation mode to ensure adequate security and follow up top-notch services is projected in grand style during the festival.
“Ikorodu is a social town, and we’ll use the celebration to roll out our level of hospitality to dwellers (especially those that buys our official Ankara). Also expect a book launch, eminent personality awards presentations, Beauty pageant and more from this extravaganza”
“The state is behind us as we work towards ensuring maximum security and social welfare packages gets across to every participant this year” Mr Kassim Shille asserted