…As Vee Pee Osinbajo, Gov. Abiodun, Ex-Gov. Osoba Commission Five-Star Conference Hotels & Suites in Abeokuta
The Rock City which Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State is often referred to literally quaked recently as powerful stakeholders in the Gateway State gathered for the commissioning of the flagship of Conference Hotels. It was a gathering of the crème-de-la-crème of the society with the physical presence of the country’s No. 2 man, Vice President His Excellency, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, (SAN), Ogun State helmsman, His Excellency, Prince (Dr.) Dapo Abiodun, and his wife, Her Excellency, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, the Deputy Governor; Her Excellency, Alhaja (Engr.) Noimot Salako-Oyedele, former Governor Olusegun Osoba, there former Deputy Governors of the State, four former Honorable Speakers as well as all the four paramount rulers in Ogun State.
The grand opening ceremonies started with a dedication service of songs, praises, adoration and prayers held at the Hotel’s Pavilion. The service was presided over by the Bishop of Egba Anglican Diocese; Rt. Rev’d Dr. Emmanuel Oludaisi Adekunle who, in his sermon, congratulated and appreciated the patience of the former Governor which is typical of someone who toiled for his money and attained a great height in all his endeavours. He urged the people of Ogun State to emulate the foresight of the former Governor in promoting the growth of the society by embarking on such developmental project. The majestic arrival of the Vice President, who was the Special Guest of Honour accompanied by the Executive Governor of Ogun State, the Chief Host and other high net worth personalities lit up the plush landscape of the sprawling edifice.
Immediately after, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Govenor Dapo Abiodun and former Governor Olusegun Osoba commissioned the Hotel and the Safari Lounge. Otunba Gbenga Daniel, well-known for his finesse and warmness then took the team on a facility tour of the hotel from the ground floor to the Sky View Pavilion. Conference Hotel and Suites, Abeokuta is the hotel’s flagship in the State capital of Abeokuta, as the hotel also operates in the ever growing business communities of Ijebu Ode and Sagamu. It is distinctly situated along the Presidential Boulevard and parades highest standard in hospitality industry including an all-purpose Banquet Hall, Grand Ball Room, Sky view Pavilion, Business Centre, exquisite Penthouse Restaurant, Rooftop Terrace & Bar, well-stocked Hotel Shops, comfortable Lounges, Swimming Pool Unisex Salon & Spa and Gymnasium. The restaurant in the hotels offers wide range of tastefully prepared continental and African cuisines and guests can be pampered with room service on request while the wellness and fitness centre in a luxurious and tranquil environment totally refreshes guests’ mind with body and soul renewed and rejuvenated. Conference Hotel also offers complimentary service in free Wi-Fi that will allow guests to be connected during their stay.
In his speech Otunba Daniel thanked all for honouring him and appreciating his little contribution to the development of the State. Knowing full well the story behind the hotel, he stated that he has put everything behind him and decided to forge ahead in his commitment to promote whatever will bring development to the Gateway State. He was thankful to Almighty God who he said gave him the opportunity to facilitate the project for the benefit of mankind. He also extended his appreciations to those who believed in his dream and stood by him to realize the vision. Governor Dapo Abiodun also joined others to congratulate Otunba Daniel all those who have contributed to the completion of the project. He also noticed the symbolic visits of the Vice President to Ogun State which, he said, have always resulted in commissioning of one project or other. In his words, Conference Hotel and Suites will not only expend the economic base of Ogun State, it will also provide more comfort for guests visiting the State and contribute in no small measure to the hospitality industry and provide job opportunities for the teeming youths. The Vice President could not hide his excitement and delight as he expressed his immense pleasure to have the privilege of commissioning the magnificent facility which he said has redefined tourism which is not unexpected of former Governor Daniel who is renowned for his bold vision. He stated unequivocally that for Otunba Daniel to have decided to establish the project his home State ten years after leaving office as the Governor shows clearly that his heart remains in the prosperity of the State and also a pointer to the fact he is still pursuing his policy of attracting more investment into Ogun State by extending its economic frontiers.
Giving the vote of thanks, Her Excellency Yeye Olufunke Daniel in an emotion-laden voice, like her husband thanked God for His Mercies over the family, the management and staff of the hotel as well as well-wishers for standing by the family. She was also full of praises for the splendid turnout of dignitaries at the event from the Presidency to the generality of the people.
Roll Call At A Glance: Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Governor Dapo Abiodun, First Lady; Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, Deputy Governor, Alhaja (Engr.) Noimot Salako-Oyedele, former Governor Olusegun Osoba, former Deputy Governors, Prince Segun Adesegun, Senator Gbenga Kaka, Alhaja Samot Badru, former Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly; Rt. Hon. Muyiwa Oladapo, Rt. Hon (Mrs.) Titi Oseni, Rt. Hon. Tunji Egbetokun, Rt. Honourable Suraj Adekunbi, the Alake of and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland; His Royal Majesty, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, His Royal Majesty, the Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remoland; Oba Babatunde Adewale Ajayi, the Olu of Ilaro and Paramount Ruler of Yewaland, the Awujale and Paramout Ruler of Ijebuland, His Royal Majesty, Oba Dr. Sikiru Kayode Adetona, represented by the Dagburewe of Idowa, His Royal Majesty, Oba Yinusa Adekoya, the Osile of Oke Ona Egba, His Royal Majesty, Oba Adedapo Tejuosho, traditional rulers from Egba, Ijebu, Remo and Yewa Traditional Councils, the Odole of the Source, Sir Kesington Adebukunola Adebutu, Alhaji Sulaiman Adegunwa, ageless Yeye Oge of Lagos, Chief (Mrs) Opral Benson, the queen mother of Lagos; Omoba Abiola Dosunmu, the Erelu Kuti IV of Lagos, Senator Kashim Ibrahim, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, representative of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Mr. Wale Edun, the Babaloja of Ijebuland, Chief Oluwalogbon, frontline politicians; Otunba Bimbo Ashiru and Prince Gboyega Nasir Isiaka, Otunba Adewale Osinubi, Professor Ayo Osipitan, (SAN), Archbishop Michael Olusina Fape, Asiwaju S.K. Onafowokan, Mr. Dare Babarinsa, Abagun Kole Omololu etc.