From Smile Igbekele, Okitipupa
Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) is a leader who loves and appreciates communal efforts.
Ondo State Commissioner for Education, Mr Femi Agagu made this known at Igbodigo in Okitipupa Local Government at the occasion marking the 20th coronation anniversary of the Obagberume of Igbodigo, Oba John Ebunola Ayeku and the 2017 edition of the annual ‘Egudu Day’ celebration last Saturday .
While congratulating the monarch for successfully and peacefully ruling his kingdom for twenty years, Agagu lauded the people for their initiatives to develop their community.
Agagu who informed that the governor was unavoidably absent at the ceremony added that “he is part of everything you are doing today.
‘The state government will surely assist you as our partner in progress,” he promised.
The Chairman, Okitipupa Local Government, Mrs Morenike Alaka while rejoicing with the king, pointed out that it is not easy to spend twenty solid years successfully on the throne.
She identified with the developmental steps taken by the community saying, “the fifty million naira development fund you are raising today shows that you are conscious of developing your community.
“It is the policy of the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration not to say what will not be done”
“We are ready to support you. The planning committee should meet me in the office to collect what we have for the community and for the kabiyesi as our contributions,” she instructed
Earlier in his welcome address, chairman of the planning committee, High Chief Abiodun Ayetan informed that ‘Egudu Day’ has been an annual event to bring the people of the community together for reunion and chart the way forward, adding that the coronation anniversary that was merged with the festival this year makes it more elaborate ..
The chief celebrant, Oba Ayeku who thanked God for the peace that reigns in his kingdom since his ascension to the throne, appreciated Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, Mr Femi Agagu, Mrs Morenike Alaka, traditional rulers across the state and other invited guests that graced the ceremonies as well as his subjects.