HRM Oba Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali (Adeboruwa of Igbogbo Kingdom), Senator Seye Ogunleye, Alhaji Basorun Babatunde Tajudeen Rotinwa (Former chairperson, local government service commission) and Alhaji Amusa Olawale M.T (Propietor, Homat Group of Schools & President Of NAPPS lagos state chapter) were amongst notable personalities that graced the 81st birthday celebration of Prince Adekunle Ogunmuyiwa on the 7th of May 2022.
The classy ceremony which took place at the megalite event centre, igbe bus stop at Igbogbo baiyeku LCDA also saw the official launch of the retired major’s book titled ‘Adelunke Ogunmuyiwa, My Birth, My Root, My Life ~ The Footprints of a Resilient Major’.
With a special cultural presentation by Ila-Orangun cultural troupe, a milestone statement about the celebrant was given by Prof. Richard Olaniyan from Obafemi Awolowo University (ile-ife) with his book review and presentation served by Prof. Rotimi Animashaun (who also highlighted the life and projections of Prince Adekunle Ogunmuyiwa).
Chairman of the occasion, Basorun Rotinwa in his commencement remarks stated that Prince Adekunle is a role model whose leadership approach should be emulated.
Basorun continued, “We’re not just here to celebrate with Prince Adekunle for all his achievements, we’re here to identify with him as a pacesetter, whose journey reflects tenacity, passion and perseverance”
“He’s done all there is and served his nation to the brim, making him a diligent personality with an integrity like no other”
“We’re proud of his numerous accomplishments as a distinguished son from Ikorodu division and we are certain that history will always beckon his contributions to the growth and development of this great region” Alhaji Rotinwa asserted
Unveiling and book launch of Prince Adekunle Ogunmuyiwa was anchored by Engr. Jide Adeniji (Former National chairman of FERMA) and Prince Dele Ajiboye (CEO Delbo Nig. Ltd.) Which was subsequently followed by the cutting of the cake.
In his words, the Adeboruwa of Igbogbo Kingdom, HRM Oba Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali acknowledged that the enthusiasm and footprints of Prince Adekunle Ogunmuyiwa is one reason Igbogbo baiyeku has become one of the most distinctive regions in Ikorodu division.
“He’s work ethics and discipline is known by all, we’re grateful to have him not only as a son of the soil but also as a nation builder who’s a fascination to set standards knows no boundaries”
“This celebration is about his legacy, fulfilment and great longevity which can be likened to his book, a man who reflects transformational education depicted from within and outside the shores of Nigeria” Oba Semiudeen Kasali added
With his children and grandchildren in attendance, the ceremony also noticed the presence of Alhaji Jimoh Ogunowa and the council of Obas from Igbogbo baiyeku LCDA.