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Appeal To Gov. Abiodun Over Failed Ilese-Ijebu-Ode Road

* As Miss Ilese goes home with Nissan Almera

The Elese of Ilese-Ijebu, Oba Owolabi Obayomi, Chairman of Ilese Development Council, Barrister Segun Demuren has appealed to the Governor of Ogun State Prince Dapo Abiodun for urgent fixing of road linking Ilese-Ijebu Ode.

The unanimous calls was made at the annual 2019 Ilese Day Festival in Ilese-Ijebu area of Ogun State on Saturday.

Ilese is one of the leading cities in Ijebuland which has produced various intellectuals across the board, which are Barr. Segun Demuren, Otunba Kunle Kalejaye, Engr. Joseph Adenle, Chief Rufus Odusanya, Otunba Sola Mogaji among other sons and daughters both at home and abroad.

Ilese Day celebration has its records that the town is usually agog with influx of large numbers of youths, different carnival groups, royal fathers, government functionaries which has added pageantry to the annual carnival.

In this year’s celebration, the chairman Ilese Development Council, Barr. Segun Demuren frownly address the crowd over the overdue ongoing Ilese-Ijebu-Ode road being abandoned by the last administration of Ibikunle Amosun.

He pointed out that Ilese people massively voted for all elected officers in the recent general elections, adding that the community should be adequately rewarded and benefit from the dividends of democracy.

“It is our hope that your administation will take over this road and complete the project, we seek for Governor Abiodun’s urgent look to take over this road project and complete the construction”, he said.

Oba Obayomi, the Elese of Ilese-Ijebu also appealed to the new administration, saying Ilese people are not happy by the deplorable conditions of the ongoing project.

“As your Excellency is already aware, the dualisation and reconstruction of Ijebu Ode-Ilese portion of the old Lagos-Benin road embarked two years ago could not be completed before the expiration of its tenure”.

“We earnestly rely on your Excellency’s promise to give priority attention to the completion of this project so as to mitigate the untold hardship currently being experienced by our people as well as provide them a new lease of life”, the monarch asserted.

He also commended the presence of dignitaries at the event chaired by Barrister Adeoye Adenle, chairperson, Mrs. Adebimpe Adenle, Chief Launcher, Hon. Kayode Amusan among others that graced the occasion.

Ilese Day has annually blessed the lives of crowned Miss-Ilese who champions the competitions organised by the planning committee of the annual celebration.

In this year’s celebration, it’s another privilege as Ojikutu Omolara crowned Miss Ilese 2019, goes home with Almera Nissan Car in appreciation to her Miss Ilese quiz competition winning.

Speaking briefly with our correspondent, the crowned Miss Ilese Ojikutu Omolara applauded the foundation laid by the planning committee towards the annual celebration.

“This is my first time of witnessing this annual carnival and it’s amazing, I pray that God bless all sons and daughters of this great city”, said Ojikutu Omolara, Miss Ilese 2019.

– Oluseun ODUNEYE, Abeokuta.

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