It was indeed funfair and garland as former Presidential Adviser on National Assembly Matters during ex – president Goodluck Jonathan, Senator Suleiman Makanjuola Ajadi was among personalities enrolled in the Ajegunle Traditional Hall of Fame with conferment of ‘Are Basorun of Ajegunle kingdom by the Alaje of Ajegunle, Oba Olorunnishola Yusuf.
The event which was part of activities to mark 2021 Ajegunle Day celebration and one hundred million naira fund raising for Oba’s palace has in attendance creme de la creme in the business and political world held at Ajegunle LGEA primary, Oke – Oro, Ifelodun local government of Kwara State.
In his word, the Alaje of Ajegunle, His Royal Highness, Oba orunnishola Yusuf Sanni described Ajadi and other conferees as blessing to the community, Kwara State and indeed Nigeria.
He thanked the former senator for his valued support to the indigenes of the community and his avow contributions to the development of Ajegunle.
Speaking with newsmen shortly after his investiture, the former senator Suleiman Makanjuola Ajadi thanked the monarch and particularly the Alaje in Council for given him the chieftaincy title.
According to him, ‘I’m overwhelmed with joy for the honored done on me by this great community and it is indeed marvelous to me’
“This is a friendly community. They loved me , I loved them. They honored me and I accepted it. Am deeply happy today,” Ajadi said.
Also speaking , the new Akinrogun of Ajegunle land, who also doubles as the immediate chairman of Ifelodun local government, Alh. Abdulfatai Labaka expressed his utmost appreciation to the people of Ajegunle for deemed him fit for the honor.
“I have been working with the community before and with this my new title, I will have to redouble my commitments to the growth and development of Ajegunle,” Labaka promised.
In the same vein, the National President of Ajegunle People’s Development Union, Engr. Bayo Adeoti said Ajegunle has evolved above its equals and it’s a new dawn in the community.
“We have big dream for this community and as time goes by, we will be unfolding it. Our priority is that every youths of this community who are uneducated are empowered and those in schools should have the best of education.
” Among comity of communities in Oro – Land, they knew that Ajegunle is a pace setter hence the source of their intimidations. In terms of unity, they knee Ajegunle is number one. In terms of cooperation they knee Ajegunle people are one.
“It is a new dawn in Ajegunle land and no going back. Economic development has evolved in our community and no Jupiter can halt that. It is our duty to bequeath to the next generation an Ajegunle of our dream,” Adeoti stressed.
The new Aare Tayese of Ajegunle land described the political intimidations which led to the siege of Ajegunle Day venue by the men of security operatives as uncalled for.
“We have never experience this kind of political intimidations before, but at last they succumbed to our yarning to allow us to do our day.
” Today is the day that we have been praying for. Every 26th of December has been set aside for the development of this community because we believed that government can’t do it alone.
“On that note, we as a community deem it fit to coordinate via our friends in the diaspora and converged reasonably to develop the community.
“As you can see the road networks, the solar system and other developmental projects have been put in place,” the national president affirmed.
Similarly, the new Asiwaju of Ajegunle who also doubles as the National Secretary of Ajegunle People’s Development Union, Alhaji AbdulRahman Olatunji Abdulsalam said all is set to take Ajegunle to the next level of development as he charged the new title holders not to relent on their good deeds to the growth and development of the community.
“I want to urge the new chieftains to redouble their good deeds toward the economic emancipation of this community. As the new Asiwaju of Ajegunle, my plan for the development of Ajegunle is too numerous.
” My plan is to take Ajegunle to enviable height. To take Ajegunle from backwardness. To take Ajegunle to the leading team. To take Ajegunle to the reality of today. We should stop thinking like we are in the bush.
“Our prayer is that Ajegunle should be more than Ilorin, Ibadan and others in terms of economic development. We have unlimited development frequency base. My mission is to change the economic psychology of this place,” Asiwaju vowed.
…our goals still intact despite intimidations – Adewumi
The Chairman of Ajegunle Day 2021 committee, Elder Moses Olajide Adewumi has affirmed that all the agendas set for the year Ajegunle Day celebrations were achieved despite the barbaric sieged led on the venue of the annual fiesta.
Adewumi, a son of the soil and a Lagos based business tycoon stated this while answering questions from journalist during 2021 Ajegunle Day celebration held in Ajegunle, Oke – Oro, in Oro – Ago district of Kwara State.
According to him, ‘Ajegunle’s Train Of Development has moved , it is only left for others neighbouring communities to either join and embrace the moving train or resort to their shells.’
“We thank God for the success of this year’s Ajegunle Day. All our set goals were dully achieved despite intimidations emanated from our neighbouring communities.
“Our mission purely is to move our Ajegunle forward and that is what we stands for. We are not in anyway wrestling with anybody or any community.
” In the recent time, Ajegunle has witnessed arrays of developmental projects. We have rolled out empowerments scheme for our people both old and young and more are still coming,” he said.
Adewumi added that the 2021 Ajegunle Day was just a tips of iceberg, saying the 2022 edition will be great and marvelous.
“I want to sincerely appreciate everybody who have come from far and new to jolly with us at this year Ajegunle Day celebration. We pray Almighty God to bless them and grant them journey mercies to their various destination.
“This community will continue to witness developmental growth in tandem with 21 century gazette, and am assuring you that the next Ajegunle Day will be great and more encompassing than this year’s own because we are taking Ajegunle to the next level,” the business mogul assured.