• 8 Dec 2021 4:59 pm


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An epoch banquet for class and royalty was the order of the day at Ikorodu ultra-modern town hall on the 14th of November 2021, as Ikorodu oga day 30th celebration hosted prominent personalities and paramount crania in a royal banquet ceremony.

Coming in a day after the festive flag off, the banquet was set in motion with a core value of Honesty, Transparency, Accountability, Resourcefulness, Cultural, Propagation Unity Of Progress, Efficiency, Equity and Credibility

Gazing to continuously improve, promote, encourage, support and work with other community-based organisations to create gainful and productive economic activities geared towards development within Ikorodu and its environment, the event is focused on the fruition of a prosperous Ikorodu community through technological/cultural advancement aimed at making Ikorodu a centre of economic/ cultural splendour and also a pride to all citizens of the community.

With the Oba Kabir adewale shotobi (ayangburen of Ikorodu) as chief host, the banquet also spearheads the presentation of the achiever’s award to a few selected Ikorodu indigenous difference-maker plus the official book launch of the life and times of Chief B.O Benson, climaxing a memorable event.

According to Mr Rotimi Erogbogbo, Ikorodu Oga development association (IKODASS) is made up of its Executive Committee and the over 300 registered clubs and organisations.

“This year’s Royal Banquet is unique in more ways than one as you will not only enjoy Ikorodu hospitality at its nicest but will equally experience two unforgettable events. It is meant to celebrate Ikorodu royalty reflecting the passion of our Ayangburen and also encouraging leaders to reach for the stars”

“Which are the release of a seminal book on the humongous life of late Chief B.O. Benson and the conferment of Achievers Award on four illustrious individuals who have left their prints in sands of time”

“At this junction I want everyone to know that proceeds from this book goes to the IKODASS scholarship scheme to support all our educational programs” Rotimi Erogbogbo added

Receiving the prestigious achiever’s award for the ceremony were; Asiwaju Steve Anifowose (President, Ikorodu descendants in Washington), Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa (CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Alhaji Babatunde Rotinwa (Chairman Ikorodu division resource development group (IDRDG) and Mr Fatai Oluwole (Former Member, Lagos State Judicial Service Commission).

Dr David Sunmoni in the book (compiled by Prof. Bawa Allah and published by IKODASS) review inferred that the subject is poised to commemorate the life of Chief B.O Benson and provoke the younger generation to strive for greatness in their numerous field and industry.

From an in-depth layout, this book indicates setting the velocity as projected by Sir B.O Benson as a template for others to achieve different strides in life”

“Part one of the publication is all about his family while part two showcases his silhouette, functioning experiences and mission boost. Part three elucidates his attainments and part four reveals his annual lectures, Part five centres on his competent mastery, part six saddles Legal Issues which is earmarked to the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), part seven displays his life reflections, Part eight is the conclusion while part nine is simply a benediction (demonstrating the spiritual nature of Sir Benson)”

“There is no such thing as an exemplar, that’s why every content is always open to criticism and corrections which will further proffer enhanced solutions. Sir B.O Benson lived a remarkable life which is written on the sand of time. I want to urge everyone that yearn to earn their dream to cultivate time and examine this book” Dr David Sunmoni asserted

Oba Kabir Adewale Shotobi, Ayangburen of Ikorodu kingdom in his latter remarks thanked IKODASS for setting the pace in a unique banquet-style delivery.

“The Book accomplishment Is another testament to the tenacity of the Sons and daughters of Ikorodu division, Culminating in their extent zeal and devotion to get results”

“Today also bestow me a sense of fulfilment that the verdict we made to prefer Rotimi Erogbogbo as chairman of IKODASS was not a misstep of any sought”

“The idea of a Royal banquet comes from the people, and the leadership of erogbogbo has executed this banquet in a grand style because it’s a first of its kind which is unique in all ramifications”

“I am only shocked not to see oriwu club here to assist this developmental stride, but in all let me convey my kudos to members of crystal club for representing the significance of the benevolence course”

“The depicted aspect of this banquet should lend indigenous people in Ikorodu division the desire to make Ikorodu momentous for their children, investing in the grassroots and expanding our communities should always be the focus” Ayangburen Added

“As a former chairman of IKODASS, I must commend Rotimi Erogbogbo for his precedents, he has organised activities for the children, youth engagements has been accomplished, he has catered for the elderly and is still thinking outside the box. I don’t know where he gets his strength from, I pray he continues to grow and stay consistent in this pursuit” Otunba Ayodele Elesho

“The vision of the ayangburen of Ikorodu prevails in every project we’re seeing today in this region, it is so glaring now. On the other hand, we thought the accomplishments of the past IKODASS chairmen couldn’t be toppled until Rotimi Erogbogbo stepped in. He is bringing something new to the table” Asipa Kaoli Olusanya

Others in attendance were; Prof Kunle Ade Wahab, Saheed Ibikunle, Princess Folashade Olananji-Oba, Chief Yemi Lawal, Mrs Adeola Rotinwa, Alhaji Amusa Olawale and more eminent personalities across Ikorodu division.

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