The Deji of Akure Kingdom, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi Odundun II in Akure, Ondo State capital, last weekend honoured some indigenes, including Lagos based journalist, Alhaji Bashir Adefaka, with meritorious awards.
Also honoured by the royal father are Prof. Abiodun Ayodele, Dean of Faculty of Sciences, University of Ibadan, former Chairman, Ondo State Muslim Welfare Board, Alhaji Jimoh Ibrahim and an Ibadan-based business magnate, Mr Olumide Origunloye.
the Deji and Paramount Ruler of Akure Kingdom, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi Odundun II in Akure, Ondo State capital on Saturday.
Other recipients of the prestigious award were Prince Adebisi Adeniyi, Mr Jide Owolabi, Hon. Kemi Akinsanya, Mr Sunday Falae, Taiwo Fagite and Michael Adeyeye among others.
In his remarks, the paramount ruler said the awards were given to the recipients in appreciation of their immeasurable contributions to the successes recorded during the month-long Ulefunta Festival 2019 of the Kingdom.
Oba Aladelusi particularly thanked Adefaka “for his effort”, especially for the success of Ulefunta Annual Public Lecture 2019, which was not only delivered by the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar but more importantly raised the rank of the Akure Kingdom in the scheme of things.
The Deji, who was exceptionally happy with all officers and members of Adebisi Adeniyi-led Central Committee of the event, thanked the President of ODI, an Akure Oyemekun Contact group, Mr Olumide Origunloye and other members.
“These are the people that spent their money, energy and contacts towards ensuring the success of the event.
“When we wanted to start the Ulefunta, they, first of all, contributed N5 million tasking themselves.
“I cannot thank you enough. Akure Agbe a o! Amiin,” the Deji said.
By Our Correspondent
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