Ikorodu Confers Highest Honor On Hon. Benson.

Wale Jagun, Boluwatife Hassan & Adebayo Idowu

-Oba Shotobi, Chief Benson, Sir Kessington also honoured.


HRM Oba Kabiru Shotobi presenting the Ikorodu-Oga Development association (IKODASS) highest award (Merit) to Hon. Babajimi Benson. With them were Mrs Jumoke Benson, wife of Hon. Babajimi Benson, Oba Saheed Elegushi, Hon. Muri Okunola, Otunba Adekunle Oyebola, Otunba Lam Gbadamosi and Princess Folashade Olabanji-Oba among others

A member of the Federal House of Representatives representing Ikorodu Federal Constituency, Hon. Babajimi Benson, has been conferred with the highest award of the Ikorodu-Oga Development Association (IKODASS), during the grand finale of the annual Ikorodu-Oga Day celebration for his achievements and contributions towards the development of Ikorodu and humanity in general.

The grand event which took place at the Ayangbure palace, Ikorodu on Saturday, November 19, 2016, had the attendance of distinguished and important individuals and was well-attended by Ikorodu residents home and abroad.


Dignitaries cutting the Silver Jubilee cake. From left, Mrs Jumoke Benson, wife of Hon. Benson, Hon. Babajimi Benson, winner of 2016 Mert award and Member, Federal House of Representatives, Otunba Adekunle Oyebola, Chairman IKODASS, Oba Kabiru Shotobi, the Ayangbure of Ikorodu, Chief Babatunde Benson, SAN, First IKODASS Chairman and Mrs Adunola Benson.

The young, dynamic and hardworking Federal lawmaker was honoured for his representation, industry, hardwork, generosity and for touching many lives in Ikorodu division.

Also, appreciation honours were bestowed on the former President of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) and the pioneer Chairman of the IKODASS, Chief Babatunde Olushola Benson, SAN, KJW, COI, for pioneering the establishment of the annual Ikorodu-Oga celebration aimed at re-asserting and exhibiting Ikorodu’s socio-cultural and economic values and encourage cordial relationship with her immediate neighbours, while, Sir Kessington Adebukunola Adebutu, a philanthropist who has contributed immensely to humanity, was also honoured as the Chairman of the Silver Jubilee edition of the celebration.


R-L, The Majority Leader of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade, a guest and Olori Shotobi at the Grand Finale of the Ikorodu-Oga 2016 celebration in Ikorodu


The Ayangbure of Ikorodu, Oba Kabiru Adewale Shotobi, was equally conferred with Grand Life Patron of IKODASS.

Otunba Adekunle Oyebola, IKODASS Chairman speaking at the event said, “IKODASS responsibility is not limited to organizing Ikorodu-Oga Day celebration and promoting cultural values only, the association also engage itself in important community development activities such as initiating and executing projects and serve as a catalyst for socio-political, cultural emancipation and salutary change in the division.


Dignitaries presenting the IKODASS highest award to Hon. Babajimi Benson

“Ikorodu-Oga Day celebration is also a platform to identify and honour some of our people for their outstanding performances and diligence in various fields of endeavours especially those that touched on the integrity and wellbeing of Ikorodu and its indigenes. The awards range from Associate, Fellow, Role Model to Merit which is the highest award” said, Otunba Oyebola.

In a chart with Princess Folashade Olabanji-Oba, the Media/Event Consultant to IKODASS, on the Silver Jubilee Anniversary of the Ikorodu-Oga Day Celebration, expressed gratitude to all those that made the 25th edition of the annual event a success.


Other eminent individuals that graced the occasion were the Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency, Mr Akinwunmo Ambode represented by the Honourable Commissioner for Commerce, Industry & Cooperatives, Prince Rotimi Ogunleye, wife of the Governor of Lagos State, Mrs Bolanle Ambode, the Majority Leader of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade, Oba Saheed Elegushi, Oba Richard Ogunsanya, Olubeshe of Ibesheland, Oba Adeoriyomi Oyebo, Obateru of Egbin, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, Senator representing Lagos East and Hon. Muri Okunola, a member of the Federal House of Representatives among many others.


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