The coordinators of Ibile Eko Forum in the six local councils of Alimosho were inaugurated on Thursday at D’Cubicle event center in the Alimosho area of Lagos State.
Speaking at the event, the leader of Ibile Eko Forum in Alimosho, Chief Taiwo Sangobiyi described the inauguration as the new birth of an umbrella organization for the indegenes of the Lagos State most populous region. “It is the dawn of a new era and we are proud to be associated with this,” he said.
While administering the oaths of allegiance, Barr. Felix Odusanya charged the coordinators of the Local Councils and ward executives to take their appointment as a strong allegiance to the liberation of the indegenes of Lagos State at home and in Diasporas.
Shortly after the proclamation by the group’s Principal Coordinator, Hon. Bode Makinde; the Grand Patron of Ibile-Eko Forum, Mr. Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran admonished the coordinators and the executive members both at the local council and the ward levels to remain dedicated in order to unify of all indegenes in the state.
Jandor as he is popularly called recounted his ordeal as a young man who was not born with a silver spoon but was just lucky to be favoured by God.
Allaying fear over intimidations from many quarters whose objectives is to cause discord and to disunite the indegenes, Adediran said “God will use them for our course”.
He noted God’s distaste for people who do not take chances, as God only grants the desire of those who are steadfast.
“LASU is doing well today because the Vice Chancellor is an indegene who is not ready to dent his good name and that of his family”, he added.
Speaking, the Convener and the Principal Coordinator of Ibile Eko Forum, Hon. Bode Makinde rolled out the plans of the group to have at least one hundred members in each of the 377 wards of Lagos State.
His words: “Ibile Eko Forum is beyond partisan politics, Political affiliations go and recruit more people, make sure you are responsive and also lenient in your relationship with them, the forum is for the larger interest of our people and dear state”.
Giving his royal blessings, the Onishasha of Shashi Kingdom, Oba Nosir Ogunronbi Lawal Babatunde, described Jandor as a rare but true son of the soil. Counting the gains of the people of Lagos State from Jandor Foundation, “only a true son like Jide understands our pains”, Oba Nosir exclaimed.
The Shasha monarch gave his assurances to be at the fore front by standing for the course of Aworis in the state.
Aside the religious leaders from Christian Association of Nigeria and the Forum of Islamic leaders in Alimosho and its environ, the Onimeiran of Meiran Kingdom, Oba (Dr) Samuel Awoyemi Adisa Oroja II also graced the occasion alongside the chairman of Baales Forum in Lagos State.
The coordinators and ward executives that were inaugurated were for: Alimosho Local Government Area, Igando/Ikotun, Mosan-Okunola, Egbe-Idimu, Ayobo-Ipaja,Agbado/Oke-Odo Local Government Development Areas respectively.