All roads will lead to the ultra modern Hall of Prinaj Hotel, Resort and Suites in Ere-Ijesa in Oriade Local Government of Osun State on May 13, 2023, where five illustrious sons and daughters of the town would be honoured with Meritorious Awards over their attainments in recent times.
The male folks among them are Professors Olugbenga Akingbehin and Olusanjo Adewale, while their female counterparts are Comptroller of Nigeria Customs Service, Moronkeji Oke- Bewaji (Mrs) Assistant Comptroller General of Customs, Kikelomo Iyabode Ademola nee Ajao (Mrs) and Comptroller of Immigration Service Mrs.
Abolupe Bewaji .
While Akingbehin and Adewale are lecturers at the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos and Faculty of Science Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife, Osun State respectively, the trio of Morenikeji Oluyemi Oke-Bewaji (Mrs) Kikelomo Iyabode Adeola (Mrs), and Bolu Bewaji are making waves in their para-military at the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and Nigeria Immigration Service(NIS).
Speaking on their impending awards, Chairman of the Planning Committee, Adeleke Agbola, SAN said that the honour being bestowed on them was not only due to their recent elevation to high cadres of their
career, but also for the way and manner they have uplifted the image of
“The entre indigenes of Ere-Ijesa are impressed and happy about the Awardees’ strides in their respective places of work and career, hence, the community decision to honour them as such,” he said.
Mr Agbola said that the award would not only spur them to achieve more, but also ginger other indigenes of Ere-Ijesa, especially the young ones to strive to be at their best in whatever calling they found themselves, knowing fully well that similar honour is awaiting whenever and wherever they excel.
It would be recalled that the award being bestowed on these deserving sons and daughters of Ere-Ijesa is not the first of its kind in the history of Ere-Ijesa.
In the time past, the duo of Professor Bukola Oyawoye and Dr Wale Bolorunduro were equally hosted and honoured at Ere-Ijesa, when they were both appointed as Commissioners in the Ministries of Environment and Finance to superintend the affairs by the administration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola in Osun State.
Also, recently the duo of Bar. Adeleke Agbola, SAN and Dr Foluke Dada nee Lawanson were honoured for their
accomplishments and contributions to the Ere-Ijesa community.
While Agbola was honoured for attaining the prestigious title of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in the Law profession, Foluke was recognized by St. Stephen’s Anglican Church of Ere-Ijesa, when she was installed as the “Mother of Youth” (Iya Ewe).
It must be noted that before Agbola , Ere-Ijesa had had the honour of producing another SAN, in person of Olusegun Adenipekun, who is currently holding forth as the Head of Afe Babalola Law Chambers in Ibadan, Oyo State and he was recognized by the then Elere of Ere-Ijesa, Oba Noah Adekanye alongside another prominent indigene, Otunba Abiodun Ademola Aladekomo, the founder of Chams Group.
The events of the day which includes: Thanksgiving Service at St. Stephen
Anglican Church and a Grand Reception at Prinaj Hotel, Resort and Suites, Ere-Ijesa, would be attended by crème de la crème in the society, ably led by the Elere of Ere-Ijesa, Oba Augustine Alowolodu, distinguished sons and daughters of Ere-Ijesa and friends of the community.