At the 50th-anniversary grand finale event, Oriwu Club Ikorodu honoured stakeholders for their outstanding contributions to community development.
The event held at it’s Somi Jaiyesimi Hall on the 17th of September 2023, showcased the club’s gratitude towards prestigious individuals who have made a significant impact on the community over the years.
It was an auspicious assemblage filled with celebration, appreciation, and recognition of hard work and dedication.
The eminent personalities and stakeholders were acknowledged for their various initiatives, projects, and efforts that have positively influenced the growth and development of Ikorodu.
Chairman of the Occasion, Chief Adewunmi Ogunsanya, Odofin of Ikorodu, in his brief speech, commended the club’s zeal to foster community development across the waterbed region of Lagos State.
Pinpointing the legacy project commissioned by the club earlier before the event, Ogunsanya praised the club for its generous gesture to promote longevity among indigenes and residents of Ikorodu.
He asserted his impression of the club’s existing partnership with Ikorodu division initiative (IDPIL/GTE), a synergy that he explained as laudable and worth emulating.
On his path, the president of Oriwu club Ikorodu, Prince Amid Adekunle Oduborisa called attention to the power of community collaboration.
According to the president, the event displays the importance of recognizing those who go above and beyond to make a difference.
Underscoring the numerous accomplishments of the club, Oduborisa thanked past presidents for setting the pace to make the 50th anniversary memorable.
He also gave credit to the club’s board of trustees and anniversary committee (headed by Hon. Ola Animashaun) for living up to expectations in making the celebration successful.
The Merit Awardees include; Aremo Adeniyi Ogunsanya, ACII, KCOC, Prince Olabode Ogunleye, FCA, KCOC, Oloye M. Oye Solebo, KCOC, Alhaji Musbau Mudashiru, Otunba Adekunle O. Oyebola, FCIB, FCIS, KCOC, Engr. (Chief) Oriyomi Benson, KCOC, Prince Tajudeen A. Odofin, B.Sc, ECON, FCA, Sir. Chief Engr. R. Omokayode Shoderu, FNSE, KCOC, Sir. (Barr.) Samson O. Sowemimo (KJW), KCOC, Prince Modupe A. Enigbokan, Engr. Olukayode O. Anibaba (FNSE, FCHIT, COREN), KCOC, Prince Amid Adekunle Oduborisha, COC, High Chief Adewunmi Ogunsanya, SAN, and a Posthumous Award was presented to Barr. Somi-Oluwa Ayowale Jaiyesimi, LLB, BL.
Other Special Guests in attendance include; HRM, Oba Kabiru Adewale Shotobi, Ayangbure of Ikorodu Kingdom (a life patron of the club), HRM, Oba Aremu Shotonwa, Sekumade of Ipakodo, HRM, Oba Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali, Adeboruwa of Igbogbo, Rep. Babajimi Benson MHR (Ikorodu Federal Constituency), Hon. SOB Agunbiade, Former Majority Leader Lagos State House Of Assembly, the Oriwu Club Ikorodu Board of Trustees and Past Presidents.
Hon. Wasiu Adesina, Executive Chairman Ikorodu Local Government, Bldr. Sesan Daini, Executive Chairman Igbogbo Baiyeku LCDA, Prince Wasiu Agoro, Executive Chairman Imota LCDA, Bldr. Adeola Adebisi Banjo, Executive Chairman Ikorodu North LCDA, Hon. Sulaimon Olarewaju, Executive Chairman Ikorodu West LCDA, Dr Oshodi Seyi Paul, CEO Oshodi Arts Gallery amongst others.
The Vice-President of the club and chairman of the anniversary committee, Hon. Ola Animashaun gave the vote of thanks after the anniversary cake was slashed to end the remarkable event.