Settling dust on 20th November at the grand finale of Ikorodu Oga 30th celebration in the palace of HRM, Oba Kabir Adewale shotobi (Ayangburen of Ikorodu kingdom) knew no boundaries
Exhibiting its cultural heritage, beauty and class, ushering in the last quarter merry season for 2021, a convergence that reflects retrieval of the massive good old days awake of residents to commemorate the iconic history of the waterbed region in Lagos state.
A celebration that bodies genres of activities ranging from youth engagement, pageantry, food competition, market expo, awards presentation etc in all, Ikorodu Oga 30th celebration signifies the tenacity of community transformation agendas
Another synonymous significance of the traditional high max event is Mr Rotimi erogbogbo’s first leadership trajectory as IKODASS chairman, which in all ramifications has earned positive reviews by both leaders and stakeholders across Ikorodu division.
The undisputed presence of leadership pledging their support and bond to the association’s futuristic agenda made the finale even more unique in its own right, attributed to the devotion of Oba Kabir Adewale Shotobi’s commitment
From Distinguished Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru (representing Lagos East senatorial district) pledging his goodwill support & loyalty, Hon Babajimi Benson MHR (representing Ikorodu federal constituency) lauding the synergy of leaders across the division and Hon SOB Agunbiade, admonishing stakeholders to stand in unity for the development of the region, the event was a total package to restore Ikorodu division on the map for a bigger goal.
Not skipping young scholars who were empowered by the Longe family through the IKODASS education scheme with lofty cash gifts in the presence of a colourful audience to foster a tremendous course, producing more promising young brilliant selves
On the educational scheme, Mr Rotimi Erogbogbo expanded, “We have created different funding bouquets under IKODASS Scholarship Scheme that allows us to honour and immortalize students in Federal or State Universities in Nigeria.
“To qualify, the applicant must have a CGP of not less than 3.50, targetted at 100 families to sign up to this scheme with the support of 100k for each students. The Longe family took up payment of WAEC fees for 20 students and JAMB fees for 20 students”
“We also have Chief Yemi Lawal, the Bobamulero of Ikorodu Kingdom pledged to sponsor fifty (50) G.C.E. Forms for secondary school students” Erogbogbo Added
List of personalities, encompassing local government council bosses, paramount rulers, dignitaries from Lagos state government etc choked the palace to its brim with powerful characters
Overview, Ikorodu Oga 30th celebration can be easily considered the granddaddy of them all, given a green light to more positive expectations ahead and symbolising a new era of symmetry amongst inhabitants
In his parting remarks HRM, Oba Kabir Adewale Shotobi expressed, “We thank God for beginning with us and culminating this extraordinary event in grand style, we also thank all our great leaders, stakeholders, clubs and association for living up to every prospect during this festival”
“It shows that together we stand, and with such a coalition, there is absolutely nothing we can’t accomplish as a people. I want to urge us all to continue in this chain and strengthen our passion to serve to develop our region in every community we find ourselves”
“If we continue to support Rotimi erogbogbo’s leadership, nothing is stopping us from achieving our yearning. And it is my prayer that we will stay concurrently to elevate and propel Ikorodu division to enormous heights” Oba Kabir Adewale Shotobi asserted