Olajide Osoba, Abeokuta
This year 2019 Ojude Oba festival will be more rewarding as GlOBACOM, one of the leading telecommunications in Nigeria promised to empower 10 families with tricycles at the edition as a means of providing economic empowerment for the families.
This was disclosed on Monday by the GLOBACOM ‘s Regional Administration Manager, Lagos/ Ogun region, Mr Olufolahan Fasheyitan during a press conference held to flag off 2019 Ojude Oba Festival at Awujale’s palace, Ijebu Ode.
According to him, on our part this year, we promise to raise the bar of the festival in value and stature, the regberegbe, the various age groups, will have mouth watering cash prizes for the most colourful and creative groups as usual while the royal banquet would be regal and classy
As you are awared, empowerment is the GLOBACOM’s essence. So we are demonstrating this with the raffle draw which is open to anybody who purchases items from our shops in Ijebuland before and during the festival.
”The lucky winners will benefit from ten brand new tricycles and ten plasma television sets are up for grabs in the draw. The lucky winners will be picked during the festival”
”We implore all our esteemed subscribers i n and around Ijebuland to participate fully in the raffle draw to win one of these prizes”
”We have special commendation for our highly revered Paramount ruler, the Awujale Of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, for the giant strides recorded in Ijebuland since he ascended his throne of his forefathers 59 years ago”
”It is noteworthy that the Alaiyeluwa has been using his clout to bring high note worthy personalities to grace the festival as special guests thereby raising the profile of the festival and the status of Ijebuland. We know that this year will be different too”
”It is with great delight that I bring you warm greetings from our chairman, your son, Dr Mike Adekunle Jr, GCON, who asked me to congratulate all Ijebu sons a daughters, at home and in diaspora, on the forthcoming celebration of this year’s Ojude Oba festival”
Meanwhile, the chairman of the Ojude Oba Festival committee Otunba Fidipote of Ijebu, Otunba W.O Osinusi maintained that the annual Ojude Oba festival is a spectacular celebration of the Ijebu of south west Nigeria.
According to him, the theme of the 2019 edition is tagged ”The Unique of the Ijebu Nation”, adding that the special guest of honour for the 2019 is Sir Kensington Adebukunola, Adebutu, CON, a consummate business magnate , foremost industrialist, great philanthropist and distinguished achiever of unblemished honour.
”Ojude Oba has been attracting a sizeable number of sponsors over the years. These include Globacom, the major sponsor. First City Monument Bank PLC., Ogun State Government. Nigerian Breweries PLC. GOLDBERG BEER, Julius Berger Nigeria PLC., WEMPCO group, Yinka Folawiyo group of companies. Rite foods limited, and Epic Quarry. We also have many organisations and individuals as advertisers”
”We appreciate the importance of security and traffic management as a critical success factor, consequently we are leaving no stone on unturned in our efforts to ensure a hitch free festival this year as always”