A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Abdul – Majid Adesegun Adekoya, popularly known as Attacker, has urged the entire people of Ijebuland to unite for the social, economic and political development of Ijebuland.
Adekoya, who represents Ijebu-North / Ijebu-East / Ogun Waterside Federal Constituency at the Green Chamber gave the advice on Sunday when he was honoured by the Ijebu Ode Club for his unprecedented developmental strides in his constituency.
The event was organised to celebrate Ijebu Ode Club 100 years of existence.
The Lawmaker was honoured by the club as the Centenary Chief Liason Officer.
Attacker, who is also the Deputy Minority Whip of the House of Representatives called on Ijebu sons and daughters both home and abroad to come together and unite for the rapid growth of the entire Ijebuland.
He expressed his displeasure on why only Ijebu Province out of all the Provinces in Nigeria before 1960 has not become a full State on her own while all other old Provinces have become two or more States.
The Lawmaker also frowned at the siting of Federal Institutions, such as University, Polytechnic, College of Education, Federal Medical Center, among others outside Ijebuland by past leaders.
Adekoya, who expressed worry over the political calculations of past leaders urged everybody to work towards a better Ijebuland.
He pledged his total support to the growth and development of the club.
In his address, the President of the Club, Barr Adegbenga Ogunba commended Adekoya, describing him as a true son of the soil and golden fish who has no where to hide.
Ogunba said he was not surprised when Adekoya emerged the overall best of the Federal Lawmakers in Ogun State for the year 2020 / 2021.
He charged Attacker to assist in the physical development of Ijebu Club while assuring the Deputy Minority Whip of the Federal House of Representatives of the Club total support and loyalty.
The Royal Grand Patron of the Club, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona, the Awujale and Paramount Ruler of Ijebuland was represented at the occasion by the the Ebumawe of Ago Iwoye, Oba Abdl-Rasaq Adesina Adenugba Okokodanomeji.
Other dignitaries honored included: King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall, Otunba Ronke Kolade CAREW, Otunba Babatunde Shakiru Olufowobi, Hon. Aare Oluwakemi Oduwole, Hon Olufemii Adeleke Ogunbanwo, Hon Alhaji Odusile Abdulwaheed and HRH OBA Michael Adesina, the OLOWU of Owu Ijebu.