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Adeleke, Oyetola for Iwo Day celebration

The 32nd edition of the Iwo Day celebration has been scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 16, 2023, at the Oluwo Stadium, Iwo, Osun…

The 32nd edition of the Iwo Day celebration has been scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 16, 2023, at the Oluwo Stadium, Iwo, Osun State.

The annual event brings together Iwo’s sons and daughters, both at home and abroad, to celebrate their fatherland as well as discuss and participate in its growth and development.

A statement Sunday by the Iwo Day Planning Committee, led by Olori (Dr) Iyabo Lamuye, revealed that the event, which will be chaired by the Ekarun Olubadan, Oba Adebayo Akande, will be attended by the governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke, as Distinguished Guest of Honour and the Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Alhaji Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola, as Special Guest of Honour.

The statement, signed by the chairman of the mobilisation and Publicity committee, Barr Yemi Ibrahim Abolusodun, quoted the Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi (Telu 1), as calling on all his subjects to participate fully in all activities marking the celebration.

The first-class traditional ruler, who is also the Grand Host of the event, enjoined them to be orderly and cooperate with the security agencies and protocol officers.

Oluwo also encouraged all compounds, clubs, traders’ unions and associations, residents, sons, and daughters at home and in the Diaspora to pay their levies and donations, assuring that those in charge of the funds are very accountable.

A former Nigerian Army Chief of Training and Operations, Lieutenant-General Lamidi Adeosun (rtd), will be the Father of the Day; Chief Mrs Ajia Ogugua Agagbo, Chairperson of the Day; Alhaja Chief Mrs Bola Aderibigbe, Mother of the Day; Dr Daniel Laosebikan, Grandfather of the Day; while the Chief Launcher of the Day (Iwo People in the Diaspora) will be represented by Chief Muniru Adisa (Mayegun Iwoland).

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