…As Group Felicitates with First Nigerian Female Pilot
…Condemns Killing of Olufon of Ifon
The Grand Council of Yoruba Youths has congratulated Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III and Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II, Alaafin of Oyo and Ooni of Ife as they clock 50 and 5 years respectively on the throne of their forefathers, wishing them long lives and prosperity on the thrones.
The President General of the Grand Council of Yoruba Youths, Comrade AWA Bamiji in a statement said “it’s highly commendable that unlike before, your individual regimes in the past five years will be remembered for joint Campaign for Unity among the Traditional Rulers both in and outside Yorubaland and it’s on this note, we, Grand Council of Yoruba Youths, are assuring you of our continued support and cooperation.
“We fecilitate with Alhaji Lai Muhammed @ 69 and Governor Hope Uzodima @ 62, the Honourable Minister of Information and Culture and Governor of Imo State respectively.
“Many Happy Returns as Proprietoress of the Vale College, Iyaganku, who doubles as a Daughter of the Late Chief Bola Ige, Mrs Funsho Adegbola and our ever dynamic Comrade, a former Student Unionist in the Polytechnics, Ibadan, former Honourable member of Oyo State House of Assembly, 1999 – 2023, and presently Oyo State Secretary of the All Progressives’ Party (APC) Hon Mojeed Olaoya, turn 60 together this same December.
“We do rejoice with One of our most outstanding Leaders in the Civil Societies, who is the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Corruption (PACAC) Prof Itsejuwa Sagay, as he turns 80 years of age, as well as Senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial District, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, on the occasion of conferment of a Honourary Doctorate Degree of Human letters on her by the Authority of Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, Lagos.
“We fecilitate with young and beautiful Captain Adeola Ogunmola Sowemimo, who was on the right seat of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, as she assisted Captain Khan Sameer Ali.
“Ademola is the first Nigerian female Boeing 787 Pilot and the first Nigerian female Pilot to fly for Qatar Airways”, the group said.
Condemning, in strong terms, the gruesome murder of Oba Isreal Adeusi, Olufon of Ifon, in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State, who was shot at Elegbeka, a few Kilometers from Owo town, on his way from a meeting in Akure, the State Capital, and later rushed to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Owo, where he passed on.
“The painful exit of Ibadan Born – Billionaire, who attracted a sizeable number of direct foreign investments to Ibadan, Oyo State and Nigeria in general, Chief Harry Akande, had left a vacuum to big for anyone to fill in decades to come.
“The Late Pa Senator Ayo Fasanmi losses another close and younger friend but to a surgical operation.
“No quary at all to God Almighty from any man because he knows best before making His decisions as trend of events suddenly turned a chain of 3 tragedies and all happened within a space of 2 weeks around the famous and noble family of the Leader of Afenifere, Pa (Senator) Ayo Fasanmi.
“Prof Bayonle Ademodi sadly lost his elder Brother (same father and mother), Mr Femi Ademodi, two weeks ago in the United States of America and One of Senator’s Ayo Fasanmi Daughters, living in the same Country, precisely New Jersey, had made several attempts at getting through to Prof Bayo Ademodi to sympatize with him only to learn on Sunday that he had also passed on a day before, that was Saturday.
“Prior to Saturday’s exit of the member of Afenifere Egbe Ilosiwaju Steering Committee and a Prof of Chemical Engineering Department, OAU, Ile – Ife and the Honourable Commissioner, Ministry of Regional Integration, Ondo State, Bayo Ademodi, on Wednesday, another close and younger friend of the Late Senator Ayo Fasanmi, Engr Oladipo Omotayo, who doubles as PSqaure’s Peter Okoye’s father – in -law, took a bow during his surgical operation.
“Both Ademodi and Engr Omotayo, who is not a Politician but Technocrat, contributed immensely to Pa Senator Ayo Fasanmi succesful tenure for decades as Afenifere Leader and to the development of Yoruba Nation and they were extremely loyal to the cause of Yorubaland.
“Chief Enock Ajiboso administration as the former Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture and 2 term Agege Local Government will forever be remembered for its numerous achievements
“He was hale and healthy up till last moment when he surprisingly kicked the bucket last Sunday
“I recall vividly how he embraced former Ondo State Chairman of the Labour Party, who later became a Commissioner for a new Ministry, Rural Development and Co-operative, in 2008 at the beginning of Dr Olusegun Mimiko Administration, Hon Clement Faboyede, with my own involvement, via Hon Ogunsua Dixon, former Aide to the Late Chief Bola Ige, as a Bridge Builder/Facilitator.
“He and his Counterpart in the Ministry of Rural Development, Lagos State, took time out to tutor the new Ondo State Commissioner, in the new Ondo State Ministry, for the good of the People of Ondo State. This is just another reason why Lagos will always remain the Centre of Excellence not only for others in Nigeria, but for the Africa as a whole.
“Tragic, saddening, sobering losses. May God give the Olufon, Akande, Ademodi, Omotayo and Ajiboso Families the fortitude to bear these irreparable losses. Amen!”, the Yoruba Youths said.
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