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D.BANJ DISSOCIATES SELF FROM PERSONS, GROUP WITHIN, OUTSIDE GOVT.

By Olufemilade Oyinade

D. Banj

Nigerian singer, Oladapo Oyebanji, popularly known as D’banj, has called on the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to carry out its investigation thoroughly while urging the general public to resist the urge to buy into media sensationalism.

He lamented that the media has been awash with reports of him being in ICPC’s custody concerning unestablished allegations of fraud.

“I Have NO Contractual or Incidental Relationship with any Group or Persons Within or Outside Government – Dbanj Speaks”, he stated.

He said it had become crucial to make a statement for clarity and to set public records straight.

This was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by Maryam El-Yakub Musa, the legal adviser to D’banj.
Recalled that ICPC on Wednesday confirmed the arrest and detention of D’Banj over the investigation of fraud associated with the N-Power Programme.
However, D’banj said he has no contractual or incidental relationship whatsoever with any group or persons within or outside the Government.

Part of the statement read: “It is instructive to state foremost that the report concerning the arrest and detention of Mr Daniel Oladapo Oyebanjo is misconceived, malicious and prejudicial to the justice system anywhere in the world, and we would advise that the general public be well guided.

“For the record, D’banj has no such contractual or incidental relationship whatsoever with any group or persons within or outside the Government in relation to the disbursement, operations, access or control of the operation of any government fund through an agency or its subsidiaries.

“D’banj has enjoined the Commission to carry out its investigation thoroughly to ensure that characters attempting to bring him into such ridiculous activities must be brought to book.

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WE’LL CONTINUE TO HONOUR AKARIGBO – OOTH Resident Doctors

HRM, Oba Babatunde Ajayi

By Our Reporter

The President, Association of Resident Doctors, Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Dr. Bukola Oluseun has said that the Association would continue to honour the Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi for his exemplary fatherly role in the area.

Dr. Oluseun gave the assurance at the Akarigbo’s Palace, Sagamu during a medical outreach organised in commemoration of the Monarch’s 60th birthday and fifth coronation anniversary, noting his philanthropic gesture in promoting healthy living, among others had put Remoland in a vantage position.

The medical expert pointed out that the double celebration coincided with the Annual General Meeting of the Association, saying the outreach covered medical tests on HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, as well as COVID-19 vaccination, cancer screening, free eye test and surgery for cataracts patients, and many more.

In his response, Oba Ajayi appreciated the Association for its support and contributions to enhance the health status of the residents, and people for turning out for the screening, admonishing them to take proper care of their health and ensure to take the drugs administered to them as prescribed.

Two of the beneficiaries, Mr. Kayode Soremekun and Mrs. Omolara Agbelu applauded Akarigbo and the Association for the outreach, saying it had availed them the opportunity to do surgery and cancer screening.

Meanwhile, the Remo indigenes in Ogun East Senatorial District of the State have rejoiced with Oba Babatunde Ajayi as he celebrated his 5th year coronation and 60th birthday.

Speaking, the Asiwaju of Remoland, Asiwaju Kayode Onafowokan described the Akarigbo as a man of the people whose wealth of experience had promoted love among the people of the Kingdom.

In his remarks, the Elepe of Epe, Oba Adewale Osiberu said Remoland had recorded tremendous achievements in the last five years of Oba Ajayi’s reign, attributing the existing unity among traditional rulers to the Monarch’s commitment to the development of Remoland.

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YOU ARE A GOOD MAN – Chairmanship candidate receives commendation letter ahead of Ogun NUJ elections

Adeyinka Elujoba

Ahead of Nigeria Union of Journalists, Ogun Council election, a member of the pen profession who is known for not mincing words when it comes to speaking the truth, Mrs. Adeyinka Elujoba has written an heart felt letter of victory at the poll to the Chairmanship candidate of the Omi Tuntun Team, Comrade Akinwale Olanrewaju.

In what she titled, “An open letter to Victor Akinwale Olanrewaju aka Centrism”, Elujoba reeled out the outstanding qualities of a good leader which she declared she had seen in the candidate, saying she had no doubt that if and when elected as the Council Chairman, come December 21, 2022, he would perform beyond expectation.

The firm lady who does not waste her words said, “even though people will always have something bad to say about us, some will even find fault where there is none. I just wish people can see your CAPABILITY, look beyond political shenanigans and vote right”.

According to her, “you have been the mouthpiece of many who are afraid to express their opinions. Com. Akinwale, some people in your position as Chapel Chairman might decide to ignore or walk their way out of their colleagues but yours is not like that. You always show up and on many occasions to proffer solutions. I can go on and on”.

Elujoba publicly disclosed that the immediate past chairman of Ogun NUJ Information Chapel, Comrade Akinwale Olanrewaju was a good man who had helped colleagues in so many ways, praying that God blessed his aspiration, made His face shine upon him and crown him as the winner (Chairman) of Ogun NUJ Council in the forthcoming elections.

The letter reads:

OPEN LETTER TO VICTOR AKINWALE OLANREWAJU aka CENTRISM

Centrism as you are fondly called, I tell you for free that you are peoples man and I’m writing this letter to you based on what I have gathered both from my end and from people within the years I have known you. Com. Akinwale, I have no doubt in my heart whatsoever that you are going to make us proud when you eventually emerge as the Chairman of Ogun NUJ Council.

“Centrism, you are a good man you can take this to the bank, and I mean every word of it. You have helped colleagues in so many ways, you have been the mouthpiece of many, who are afraid to express their opinions. Com. Akinwale, some people in your position as Chapel Chairman might decide to ignore or walk their way out of your colleagues’ S.O.S calls, but mbah, you always show up and on many occasions to proffer solutions. I can go on and on regarding this….

Of course, we all are not perfect and I’m very sure you have flaws, but please work on them especially, if it will taint your image. People will always have something bad to say about us, some will even find fault where there is none, this is so normal. I just wish people can see your CAPABILITY and look beyond political shenanigans cos my brother, “YOU ARE A GOOD LEADER.
God bless your aspiration and make His face shine upon you, crown you as the winner (Chairman) of Ogun NUJ Council in the forthcoming election.

Adeyinka Elujoba

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LAGOS ASSEMBLY MOVES TO REGULATE HUMAN FERTILISATION, SURROGACY, OTHERS

Dr. Mudashiru Obasa
  • Stakeholders commend Lagos Assembly over bill, make contributions

By Bisade Ojoye

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, on Wednesday said Lagos deserved a law on surrogacy, human fertilisation and other related areas.

This was contained in a statement signed and released on Wednesday by Eromosele Ebhomele, Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly.

Dr. Obasa said this during a stakeholders’ meeting on a bill for a law to regulate human fertilisation and surrogacy procedure and practice.

While seeking to provide a legal framework for regulating surrogacy in the State, the bill further seeks to prohibit certain practices in connection with embryos and gametes.

Represented by Hon. Desmond Elliot, a lawmaker at the House, Speaker Obasa noted that the proposed law would give a ‘human face’ to the practice by experts in the field and add to the advancement of Lagos.

“Lagos State has consistently grown since 1999 when we birthed the current democracy. Today, we remain proud to say that we are in a State that has become a good example to others in terms of governance, advancement in thoughts and actions and good leadership.

“The bill being discussed today is another example of good thinking and effective leadership,” the Speaker said.

He promised that the opinions and contributions of the stakeholders including those from the Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) sector would be considered by the House in passing the bill.

Noting that the bill would address the controversies and litigations associated with surrogacy and related matters in the society, the chairman of the Committee on Health Services, Hon. Sokunle Hakeem, urged the stakeholders to submit memoranda that would help the passage of the bill into law.

Giving a general overview of the bill, Hon. Victor Akande, chairman of the House Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights, Public Petitions and LASIEC said the proposed law was to help ensure that surrogacy is practised responsibly and in accordance with the law.

In his contribution, Emeritus Prof. Osato Ona Frank Giwa-Osagie, founder of OMNI Medical Clinic and expert in In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), urged the House to ensure that a comprehensive legislation about Assisted Reproductive Technology to make for effective enforcement.

He applauded Lagos for being a leading state in the health sector in Nigeria.

He also implored the House to incorporate the regulations of Health Facilities Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA) into the bill.

Congratulating the House Committee on Health Services for the effort, he appealed to the House to incorporate professionals, especially where technicalities arise in the consideration of the bill.

On his part, Prof. Oladapo Ashiru, Secretary-General of the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS) and President of the Academy of Medicine Specialities of Nigeria, also urged the House to bridge the laws from HEFAMAA to create an enabling surrogacy law.

The founder of Met Surrogate Mothers Agency, Mrs. Olaronke Thaddeus, suggested that the bill should include surrogacy agencies as the latter are the registered practitioners that connect intending parents to surrogate candidates.

Highlighting that the rights of women and children must be protected as they are the key candidates in surrogacy, Dr. Ivie Omoruyi of the Blossom & Oasis RHS, opined that children and women must be factored in the bill.

Contributing also, Mrs. Ogunmade Ty-Lolu, CEO, Precious Conceptions and beneficiary of surrogacy, who shared the depressing and traumatic experience she had for 13 years before going for surrogacy in India, suggestee that the five-year limit before couples can engage in surrogacy be expunged from the bill.

She also spoke on the importance of considering the society as surrogacy is not just for experts and practitioners, but for the society.

While commending the participants, Hon. Adebisi Yusuff, a member of the House, stated that the laws of the Lagos Assembly gives the State the legislative backing it needs to be better.

Speaking at the meeting, the Clerk of the House, Barr. Olalekan Onafeko, noted: “We have one of the best parliamentary system in Africa and our laws have been requested and replicated even by some countries. We should be proud of this advancement and be certain that the inputs and memorandum you (the stakeholders) have submitted today will be considered in the bill.”

Commending the House, Prof. Ashiru assured that the society of Assisted Reproductive Technology, are anxious for the passage of the bill with their contributions included.

He promised to support its engagement and enforcement.

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SO-SAFE ARREST NOTORIOUS GANG IN AGBADA AREA

By Our Reporter

The Ogun State Community, Social Orientation and Safety Corps (So-Safe Corps) have arrested members of Notorious Gang suspected to be robbing and terrorizing Abule-Oko, Agbado, Olaogun, Ijoko Communities in Ifo Local Government Area in Ogun State.

This was contained in the press release issued by the State Commander of the Corps, Commander(Dr) Soji Ganzallo through the office of the Director of Information and Public Relations of the Corps, Assistant Commander Moruf Yusuf.

The statement stated that the criminally minded suspects: Kehinde Smith Alias ’72’ and Tunde Alabi and the ring leader Abiodun Odewale 32 years old who is popularly known as ‘Confidence’ were apprehended while efforts were in top gear to catch up with other members of the gang still at large.

Ganzallo stressed further that ‘this deadly team had been on the black list of the agency for years back and efforts had been put in place to ensure they are sent parking from Ogun state for peace to reign.

However, Ganzallo said that the gang of criminals at about 2030hrs on Friday, 2nd. December, 2022 allegedly shot 3 persons who are now receiving treatment at undisclosed hospital and this triggered investigation into the deadly attacks and prompted the action taken by the Super Operation Team of Agbado-Ibaragun Area Command under ACC Olaiya Akeem to arrest and bring them to book.

Ganzallo noted that the Officers of the Corps intensified effort and got the suspect apprehended while peace has been restored to the concerned communities.

effort is ongoing to arrest the other suspect now at large and retrieve the second gun used to perpetrate the heinous crime.

The suspects and exhibit, 1 locally made pistols has been transfered to the Nigeria Police Force NPF, Agbado Divisional Headquarter for further investigation and likely prosecution.

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NIPR OFEER RECIPES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEMOCRACY

By William Adeyemi

From Left, Mrs. Seun Boye, new Chairman, Ogun State Chapter of Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations , Mr. Waheed Ogunjobi, Vice Chairman, Mr. Kunle Olayeni, Secretary, Mrs. Adijat Olaleye, Treasurer and Mr. Ifekayode Akinbode during their Swearing-in ceremony at the Annual General Meeting of the Chapter held in Abeokuta.

The newly sworn – in Chairman of the Ogun State Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, Mrs. Oluwaseun Boye has called for issue based campaigns as well as better involvement of the electorate in the electoral process in order to deepen the democratic process.

She made the call shortly after being sworn- in alongside other members as the new executives of the chapter for the next two years during her Annual General Meeting held at Oke- Ilewo, in Abeokuta.

Other members of her Executive included, Messrs: Waheed Ogunjobi, Vice Chairman, Mr Kunle Olayeni, Secretary, Ifekayode Akinbode, Public Relations Executuve and Mrs. Adijat Olaleye, Treasurer.

According to Mrs. Boye as the electioneering campaign is here, politicians need to play the game by the rules and avoid acts capable of truncating the system.

“In order not to heat up the polity, politicians must play by the rules and promote issue based campaigns in line with the principles of public relations of constructive engagements”, she said .

The NIPR Chairman also called on the electorate to get more involved in the electoral and political process by preparing to play the roles expected of them appropriately in order to help deepen the democratic process.

On the plan of her administration to reposition the Ogun State Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, Mrs Boye informed that working towards building a befitting Secretariat for the Chapter would be top on the priority, while resuscitation of the annual Colloquium as well as the “Image Maker”, the NIPR professional publication are also to be given priorities.

Also to be expected, according to her is the automation of the process of registration as well as enhancing visibility through the creation of website among others.

Earlier, the immediate past Chairman of the Chapter, Mr Lekan Togunwa also called on Campaign Managers to imbibe PR education and orientation.

This, he noted, would moderate activities of political candidates and voters to have a free and credible elections in 2023, maintaining that PR is of a divine philosophy and value.

The Registrar of the Institute, Mr. Olukayode Yeku, while admonishing the new leadership, told them they had a lot of work to do and that they should strive not to end up as an endangered species.

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AKARIGBO APPOINTS SAMMY OGUNJIMI AS CHAIRMAN OF RIDSCo

By Olufemilade Oyinade

Oba Babatunde Ajayi

Sammy Ogunjimi has been appointed as the new Chairman of Royal Initiative for the Development of Sagamu Community (RIDSCo) by His Royal Majesty, Oba Dr Babatunde Adewale Ajayi, the Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remoland who is also the Chairman, Ogun State Council of Obas.

RIDSCo was established in 1998 by late Oba Michael Adeniyi Sonariwo, Erinjugbo II, Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remo for the purpose of harnessing the support of the West African Portland Cement Company (now Lafarge-WAPCO Plc) for sustainable community development projects.

RIDSCo was once headed by Asiwaju Solomon Kayode Onafowokan, before passing the mantle of its leadership to Omooba Olotu Oyedele, the immediate past Chairman.

The new Chairman, Sammy Ogunjimi graduated from Ogun State University (now Olabisi Onabanjo University) in 1987 with BSc. (Hons) Industrial Chemistry and worked with a Lagos based chemical company as a Production Supervisor before travelling to the United Kingdom in 1990.

He completed his MSc in Analytical Chemistry at University of Greenwich, London in 1996, immediately after which he began his pharmaceutical sales career with Pharmacia & UpJohn, Janssen Cilag and finally with Merck Pharmaceuticals (all in the United Kingdom) in various roles including: territory manager, Regional Development Manager and Senior Regional Business Manager (a position he held for 5 years heading the London Business).

Ogunjimi has won among many other awards, the prestigious Merck’s ‘2006 Best Regional Business Manager Award’.

Sammy is the founder & Group Managing Director of Codix Group (Codix Pharma (Nigeria) Limited in 2008, Codix Healthcare (Ghana) Limited in 2013, Codix Healthcare (Sierra Leone) Limited in 2017 and Codix Pharma (UK) Limited in 2018, employing over 70 staff worldwide. Codix Pharma Limited is one of the fastest growing pharmaceutical companies in Nigeria with over 50 NAFDAC registered products.

He is also the founder and Executive Vice-Chairman of The Colexa Group of Manufacturing Companies (comprising of Colexa Biosensor (Nigeria) Limited, Colexa Healthcare (Nigeria) Limited and Colexa Pharmaceuticals (Nigeria) Limited).

He was made a Honourary Pharmacist & Member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria in 2017 in recognition of his contribution to the Pharmaceutical Industry. He is currently the Vice President, Nigerian Representatives of Overseas Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (NIROPHARM).

Sammy serves on several boards of companies and organisations including, Zamog Limited and Ultra Logistics Limited. He is a Pioneer member & Trustee of Triumphant Church International, UK.

Sammy is the current President of The Collectives Club, Sagamu and a member of Remo Growth & Development Foundation where he serves as the Head of the Health Directorate.

A member of the Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) UK, Royal Society of Chemistry UK and Britain Nigeria Association (BNA).

Sammy is happily married to Elizabeth, his wife of 25 years and are both blessed with a son, Oluwatobiloba.

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COURT REMANDS DOCTOR OVER ALLEGED RAPE

By Our Reporter

An Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court on Wednesday, remanded 57-year-old medical doctor of Optimal Cancer Care Foundation, Dr Olufemi Olaleye over alleged defilement of his wife’s 15-year-old niece.

The court remanded him after it took his plea on a two count charge bordering on the defilement of a child and sexual assault by penetration preferred against him by the Lagos State Government.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him and was granted bail of N50m with two sureties in like sum.

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SO-SAFE ARREST NOTORIOUS GANG TERRORISING AGBADO AXIS OF OGUN

By Our Reporter

The Ogun State Community, Social Orientation and Safety Corps (So-Safe Corps) have arrested members of Notorious Gang suspected to be robbing and terrorizing Abule-Oko, Agbado, Olaogun, Ijoko Communities in Ifo Local Government Area in Ogun State.

This was contained in the press release issued by the State Commander of the Corps, Commander(Dr) Soji Ganzallo through the office of the Director of Information and Public Relations of the Corps, Assistant Commander Moruf Yusuf.

The statement stated that the criminally minded suspects: Kehinde Smith Alias ’72’ and Tunde Alabi and the ring leader Abiodun Odewale 32 years old who is popularly known as ‘Confidence’ were apprehended while efforts were in top gear to catch up with other members of the gang still at large.

Ganzallo stressed further that ‘this deadly team had been on the black list of the agency for years back and efforts had been put in place to ensure they are sent parking from Ogun state for peace to reign.

However, Ganzallo said that the gang of criminals at about 2030hrs on Friday, 2nd. December, 2022 allegedly shot 3 persons who are now receiving treatment at undisclosed hospital and this triggered investigation into the deadly attacks and prompted the action taken by the Super Operation Team of Agbado-Ibaragun Area Command under ACC Olaiya Akeem to arrest and bring them to book.

Ganzallo noted that the Officers of the Corps intensified effort and got the suspect apprehended while peace has been restored to the concerned communities.

effort is ongoing to arrest the other suspect now at large and retrieve the second gun used to perpetrate the heinous crime.

The suspects and exhibit, 1 locally made pistols has been transfered to the Nigeria Police Force NPF, Agbado Divisional Headquarter for further investigation and likely prosecution.

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IGP CONGRATULATES NEW PCRC CHAIRMAN, MOGAJI OLANIYAN, DG IBC, IFY ONYEGBULE

IGP Baba

By Stephanie Ola

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba has congratulated the newly elected Chairman of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), Mogaji Ibraheem Olaniyan and his team on their well-deserved win at the elections held at the Goodluck Jonathan Peacekeeping Hall, Force Headquarters, Abuja, yesterday November 29, 2022.

In a statement signed by CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja
and made available to our Editorial team on November 30, 2022 the IGP tasked the newly elected officials of the PCRC on entrenching the community policing doctrine in Nigeria, particularly in urban areas where communal living is almost nonexistent.

Similarly, the IGP felicitated with Ify Onyegbule on her appointment as the substantive Director-General of Imo Broadcasting Corporation which he described as a clear reinforcement of her broadcasting excellence and prowess.

The Police boss, while reiterating that her appointment was a proof of her strength and dedication to duty, assured her of the commitment of the Force to improved partnership with the management of Imo Broadcasting Corporation, under her watch for a balanced reportage to ensure a safe, secured and peaceful Imo State in particular and the nation in general.

The Inspector-General of Police wished the duo and their teams all the best even as they buckle up for the task ahead of them, urging them to put their best foot forward towards ensuring they achieved their respective organizational goals.

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ABIODUN TASKS TRADITIONAL RULERS ON DEVELOPMENT

By Olamide Yinusa

Presentation of staff of office to the new Alagura of Agura, Sagamu, Oba Asiwaju Oladimeji Magbeuku

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has commended traditional institution for complementing the state government’s efforts towards maintaining peace and security of lives and property.

Abiodun gave the commendation in Sagamu at the Official Installation and Presentation of Staff of Office to the new Alagura of Agura-Sagamu, Oba Asiwaju Oladimeji Magbeuku, saying the leadership roles of the institution had created harmonious relationship between government and the citizens.

The Governor, represented by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Ganiyu Hamzat noted that indication had shown that the institution was properly positioned.

He assured that his administration would continue to sustenance the rich cultural heritage, social mobilisation, community development, and effective governance, especially at the grassroots.

The Governor urged the new Monarch to contribute his own quota towards raising the level of achievements the State had recorded so far, saying he had a greater responsibility to his people and the State at large.

“I want you to mobilise your people to discharge their civic responsibilities to the State as and when due, because the State relies on Internally Generated Revenue for the continued delivery of dividends of democracy to the people”, Abiodun said.

The Chairman, Sagamu Local Government, Hon. Odulate Olashile called on the sons and daughters of Agura-Sagamu to join hands with Oba Magbeuku for the development of the town.

In his address, the Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remoland, Oba Adewale Ajayi enjoined the new Monarch to always carry the people along in decision making for the peace and progress of the area.

Responding, Oba Asiwaju Magbeuku expressed appreciation to the Governor and Executive Council members for approving his installation, assuring that he would work with the people of the town to bring swift growth, peace and unity, as well as facilitate more infrastructure to Aguraland.

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ARMSTRONG LEADS MAMMOTH CROWD TO AKESAN DAY CELEBRATION

Armstrong being celebrated by his teeming supporters

…strengthens support for Abiodun’s 2nd term bid

By Olufemilade Oyinade

The annual Akesan Day celebrated by kiths and kin of Gov Dapo Abiodun’s country home of Iperu Remo held on Saturday might have come and gone, however, part of what will remain memorable in the hearts of those who graced the event from far and near was the mammoth crowd mobilised to the venue by Armstrong ‘Tope Akintunde, an indigene of the town and convener of Dapo Abiodun for Second Term Agenda (DACA) who also doubles as Chief Launcher of the event.

The over 25000 members of the political support group rooting for the second term of Gov Dapo Abiodun came from the 20 local governments of Ogun State.

Speaking at the event, Armstrong, a fast rising property merchant who made a handsome donation in support of development of Iperu community declared that Gov Abiodun had done so well with the mandate given to him about four years ago and surely deserved all the support to continue his good work beyond 2023.

He said, “aside from coming around as a proud indigene of Iperu to join in the celebration of the annual Akesan Day and lend helping hands towards its development, I have also mobilised a fraction of DACA members numbering over 25,000 across the state down here to reassure our hardworking governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun that we are working seriously, leaving no stone unturned to ensure that he is without stress rewarded with another term during March 11, governorship elections of 2023”.

Armstrong also used the medium to urge Nigerians to be concerned with supporting developmental efforts in their various communities, saying that “it’s obvious government could not alone shoulder all the responsibilities, all of us as patriotic citizens should be able to partner with the government to make life much easier for all”.

Speaking during the programme, Gov Dapo Abiodun while thanking his kiths and kin for their support since becoming the governor pledged to remain committed to implementation of projects that would continue to enhance the prosperity of every resident of the Gateway State.

Gov Abiodun highlighted some projects he had done in the town, such as Iregun road, Sokoto road, the newly reconstructed market, the ongoing Sagamu-Iperu-Ode-Saapade dual carriage road as well as the Agro-Cargo Airport which he said would provide over 15,000 jobs for the people of Iperu and beyond.

The governor specifically disclosed that the Agro-Cargo Airport would have the first airplane landed on the facility before the end of December.

He has therefore urged people of Iperu to rally support for his second term ambition, saying that he was poised to do much more for the people of the community and the state as a whole.

The governor has however frowned at the growing menace of cultism in the town calling on parents to warn their children to stay off such infamous venture as anyone caught would be severely dealt with.