Always setting the pace and scaling the difference, the Nigeria Union of Teachers, Ikorodu branch held a first-of-its-kind World Teachers day Banquet/Dinner Night on the 30th of September 2022.
The glamorous event which took place at the Megalite event centre in Igbogbo Baiyeku LCDA played host to HRM, Oba Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali, Adeboruwa Of Igbogbo Kingdom, HRM, Oba Ajibade Mudashir Agoro, Ranodu Of Imota Land, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, Mr Rotimi Erogbogbo, Chairman, Ikorodu Oga Development Association, Otunba Ayodele Elesho amongst other notable dignitaries.
It was an evening of pure merriment and lots of entertainment which kicked off with a red carpet, unlocking more aisles for teachers across the waterbed region to socialise and exchange pleasantries in a more serene environment.
The dinner event, lauded by guests who spoke briefly with Ikorodu News Network (INN), cited the interactive and fun-loving engagement as another pace-setting feat put together by Comrade Fakolade’s led administration, made in Ikorodu.
Speaking in his welcome address, the chairman, Nigeria Union Of Teachers, Ikorodu branch, Comrade Fakolade Oluwafemi Oluwaseun JP, paid homage to the strides of teachers across the division, asserting the need to come up with such mind soothing ceremony to calm their hectic profession.
Furthermore, he honoured the royal leaders for acknowledging the gathering, adding that Ikorodu is poised to be at the front seat in elevating the virtues of teachers even to the National level.
Fakolade continued, “It is a rare honour for us here in Ikorodu to host the first ever world teachers day banquet/dinner night in the entire 36 states in Nigeria”.
“What is happening today, only shows our strength, passion and zeal to do our work as teachers and bring the profession into a more mainstream light”.
“Though we’re also using the medium to honour some valuable hands in our sector, It is another way we’re prioritising the convenience of our teachers, making the event a strictly eat, drink and dance kind of get together” Comrade Fakolade added.
Mr Rotimi Erogbogbo, Chairman, Ikorodu Oga Development Association (IKODASS), who doubled as chairman of the occasion, expressed his love and affection for the teaching profession, citing his admiration for all teachers in his brief remarks.
Erogbogbo explained, “I’ve every reason to be here because I was taught by a Teacher”.
“As we merry today, we must also look beyond ourselves to see the possibilities ahead in terms of achievements and tenacity in our performances”.
“I respect our teachers wherever I see them, and due to the growth we witness in this sector presently, I believe the best teacher in the world would eventually come from Ikorodu”.
Rotimi Erogbogbo further explained that the union is indeed raising the bar, conveying his delight to associate with the league in Ikorodu under the leadership of Comrade Fakolade.
In the highlight of the event, Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Sylvester Alabi, Ace National Tribune Journalist, Comrade Oluwatoyin Malik, Mr Rotimi Erogbogbo, and Food Clique were honoured with an Award by the union for their support and standout delivery of synergy.
The event also introduced a dance competition for teachers across the LG/LCDAs as a form of special attraction.