Igbogbo Youths Get Oba Kasali, Chiefs’ Nods For Community Hall Renovation
-Urged to get more involved in developmental activities.
His Royal Majesty, Oba (Barr) Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali, Adeboruwa of Igbogbo, has given approval to the Igbogbo Youths Coalition for the redevelopment of the Igbogbo Community Youths Centre in Igbogbo.
The monarch gave the approval in company of his chiefs at the Adeboruwa palace when executives and members of the group visited him on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.
The Igbogbo traditional council also enjoined the youths to get more involved in the developmental activities in the ancient community.
“I’m very impressed by your initiative. This is the kind of what is expected of youths in a community because you are the future. You have my approval and that of the entire Adeboruwa-in-Council and Igbogbo community to embark on the laudable project”, Oba Kasali stated.
“You should also consider other requests regarding support and recommendations. In matter of days, we shall make that available.”
Oba Kasali also urged the youths to understand the implication of the developmental projects that the state government will be bringing to Igbogbo soon.
High Chief Tajudeen Alade Duduyemi Onasanya, Odofin of Igbogbo, also expressed his satisfaction and fulfillment at the educational and professional accomplishments of Igbogbo youths and enjoined them to put their expertise into use for the betterment of the community.
“We have been having serious discussion on Igbogbo development for sometime now and as God would have it, you (Igbogbo youths) are here today to inform us about a laudable project. This is what we have been searching for. We want you to get more involved and support our youthful and educated monarch in bringing development to our kingdom.”
“Even though some challenges prevented Igbogbo Social and Economic Council (ISEC) from fully achieving its laudable goals, today we have honourable, commissioner and also the present monarch was also a member of the group then. We are ready to give you whatever fatherly advice and supports you need.”
Chief Onasanya also appealed to elders in the community to give the youths chance to take control of important aspects of the community socially, politically and economic.
Speaking earlier, Mr Ogunmuyiwa Kazeem, one of the chieftains of Igbogbo Youths Coalition, informed Oba Kasalo and his chiefs that the group had visited the palace to inform and seek approval to rehabilitate the community hall.
The Chairman of the Renovation Committee, Mr Tolu Faniyi, in his own submission stated that the youths in conjunction with Igbogbo Students’ Union which is the custodian of the hall,formed the coalition to move the community forward.
“Traditionalyl, the Community Youth Centre is in the custody of the Igbogbo Students’ Union but most of us that were members of the union during our higher institution days feel that the place is not befitting enough and this led to the formation of Igbogbo Youths Coalition to include members of the union with the aim of rehabilitating the hall and continuous contribution to the development of our community”,Mr Faniyi stated.
“We are here today to get royal blessings and approval for the project. We have tasked ourselves certain amount of money to commence the rehabilitation and we are planning towards raising funds from the public. It does not necessarily have to be cash. It could be in kind by providing us with building materials. We also need your assistance in the area of recommending us to important individuals and groups that can be of assistance”,he requested.
According to the Chairman of the Renovation Committee, the group is planning to complete the project and commission it during the one year coronation anniversary of Oba Kasali.
Other members in the entourage of the Igbogbo Youths Coalition were Oduntan Taiwo, Ahmed Aroyewun, Hameed Sholanke, Adeleke Aroyewun, (Secretary, Renovation Committee), Miss Olafare Comfort (Treasurer, Igbogbo Students Union), Ogunsowo Rilwan, (President, Igbogbo Students’ Union), Bakare Adeleke, (Legal Adviser), Adesegun Fatola, Sanni Toheb, Yemi Omobowale and Obayomi Tunde among others.