All Remo indigenes that are public servants under the Ogun state Government, recently gathered at the Remo traditional council hall, Ita Oba, Sagamu to stage the reception to honor one of their own, the Governor of Ogun state, His Excellency, Dapo Abiodun, MFR.
The August occasion was staged in conjunction with Remo traditional council under the presidency of His Royal Majesty, Alayeluwa Oba Babatunde Adewale (BL,LLM,FCA,FBR), the Akarigbo & Paramount Ruler of Remo land.
The event started at 1pm with the arrival of guests, royal fathers, other dignitaries and members of the association who were adorned in beautiful blue and yellow Ankara fabrics.
The event was co-chaired by Asiwaju S.K Onafowokan (OON) and Olootu Omooba Michael Oyedele (BL,FCIPM,FLOD,MNIM). Both chairpersons were major sponsors and supporters of the association for the successful history making event. In their speech, they praised the Governor and Oba Akarigbo respectively and also urged Remo indigenes in public service to support the present Ogun state administration knowing that the governor is one of them.
The Governor who was represented by three personalities from Remo land, Hon. Apagun Adebiyi Adeleye, Mrs Ronke Soyombo and Mrs Modele Sarafa Yusuf, extended his apologies for not attending in person due to other state functions.
Two of the representatives, Hon.Apagun Adebiyi Adeleye and Mrs.Ronke Soyombo addressed the people on behalf of the Governor and stated the Governor’s concern on the well being of the people of Ogun state as well as laudable projects he had executed and those he has in plan. They beseeched the people of Remo land and Ogun state in general to keep supporting the administration.
Also addressing the epoch making event, His Royal Majesty, Alayeluwa Oba Babatunde Adewale Ajayi reiterated the need to support Gov.Abiodun, an exemplary son of Remo and geared the Remo sons and daughters to step up to showcase their selves to the world knowing that now is their time. Kabiyesi, in conclusion, blessed the association, guests and all Remo indigenes, home and abroad.
The President of the Association, Mr.Abdul Nojeem Olayinka (ZICCO) stated that the association under his administration intends to achieve human capital development which includes, creation of website for the association, association of Remo indigenes in public services housing estate, conscious projection of Remo as the land of Omoluabi, unrelenting professional support for Government and her projects, members welfare development and many more.
In his speech to Oba Akarigbo, he said, “I must express my profound appreciation and congratulation to Kabiyesi for cohesively supporting and relentlessly ensuring the success of His Excellency, Prince Adedapo Oluwaseun Abiodun as the 5th Governor of Ogun state, your reign has been progressive producing the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof.Yemi Osibajo GCON, the star boy of the Nigeria politics and the state Governor another exemplary son of Remo”. He also thanked both Chairmen for their kind gesture in helping to facilitate the historical reception and celebration of Gov.Abiodun by the Association as part of the association’s show of gratitude. They also presented worthy gifts to the Governor, Oba Akarigbo,Sk Onafowokan, Olootu Omooba and others.
The event was compered by a son and daughter of soil of Remo land, Omooba Abiola Ogundeko, Head Directorate of Youths Development Remo GDF and Adebola Solate, Publisher of PublicFaces Magazine.
Roll call of Remo Obas
Oba T.OAkinsanya, Oba A.O Osiberu, Oba S.A Adesanya, Oba (Barr.)Amisu Osokwu,Oba Muibi Samuel,Oba Kazzem Kashimawo,Oba Adeyinka Onakade, Oba A.A Idowu,Oba Michael Mojeed,Oba O.Ogunbade,Oba S.A Adeyiga,Oba Akinyemi,Oba Albert Abosede,Oba (Surv.)Adetunji Osho,Oba Jimoh Sosanya, Oba Emmanuel Olatunji,Oba Jamiu Olalekan, Oba Hezekiah Tayo, Oba Mosudi Owodina,Oba Mufutau Adeoye,Oba Sulaimon Odeyemi, Oba Sameul Dawodu, Oba Steven Jibodu,Oba Adeniyi Adeniji, Oba Olayinka John,Oba Gbenga Gbadebo,Oba (Engr.)Taiwo Adebimpe, Oba Odunayo Solarin,Oba Muibi Akinsanya,Oba Mukaila Olabinjo,Oba Samuel Olatunji, Oba Omobola Nureni, Oba Kunle Oyenuga and Oba Halaru Ishola.
Roll call of Dignitaries
Chief Samson Adetola Dosunmu (Mayegun), Alhaji Samsudeen Apelogun (All rounder), members of Omo Remo excos, Remo Traditional Council, Governor’s mother’s guests, The directors, ICAN Abeokuta district, Serving Permanent Secretaries, Retired Permanent Secretaries, Substantive Directors, The Sagamite Club, RIDSCO Executive members, Remo GDF, Remo Progressive Association and other sons and daughters of Remo.