2023 Idanre Day: Hon Festus Akingbaso to Facilitate Building of Idanre Civic Centre, Cultural Museum, Bags Award

By Dupson Collins, 10th December, 2023

The Federal Lawmaker representing Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Hon Festus Akingbaso has promised to facilitate the building of Idanre Civic Centre and Cultural Museum saying both projects were long overdue to the ancient kingdom.

Speaking at the 2023 Idanre Day celebration where he was the Chief Launcher of the occasion, Fessywest as popularly called thanked the entire people of Idanre for the agape love showered on him during and after the election that gave him the mandate to serve the people at the National Assembly.

While promising to address and promote cultural heritage of Idanre kingdom, Fessywest said Idanre is ripe to have Civc Centre and Cultural Museum for the preservation of Idanre culture where Tourists all over the world can visit for cultural historic heritage.

” Idanre is Home of Tourism. Idanre museum will not only protect the history of our kingdom but will also serve as source of revenue for our town. We refuse to be relegated to the background in terms of building a befitting Civic Centre where Makanres and others could gather and celebrate”.

“The future of Idanre is very paramount to me. I am looking forward to the hosting of the next Idanre Day inside our Civic Centre and we can only achieve this if we allow love and unity to radiate among us”.

Fessywest added that the support of the people right from the period he was serving as the Council Chairman, State Assembly and currently as a Member of the House of Representatives has clearly showed that Idanre people sincerely love him.

While also extended appreciation to the Imperial Majesty, Oba Fredrick Adegunle Aroloye, the Owa of Idanre and his Chiefs, Akingbaso said he won’t disappoint the confidence reposed in him.

The Federal Lawmaker further assured the people of projects and programmes that will cut across the federal constituents, saying the last few months in the hallow chamber, he has sponsored bills and motions that will be of great benefits to the people of Idanre and Ifedore Constituency.

Akingbaso reiterated the need for the people of the federal constituents to support continuity in governance saying that is the only way rapid development could be guaranteed at all levels.

His words: “Lagos is one the most developed States in Nigeria today because of continuity. If will can apply same in our federal constituents, no town or community in Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency that won’t experience one form of development or another”.

He thanked the visionary leadership of the Idanre Development Assembly for supporting his vision of renovating the Ancient Palace of Owa, saying the initiative of giving Owa Palace a facelift was made possible with the support of the IDA.

He promised to use his position and connection as a federal lawmaker to bring Federal Government projects and programmes to Idanre and Ifedore Constituency.

The MHR urged every son and daughter of Idanre to support Idanre Development Assembly in every developmental Project embarked upon, saying Idanre is one irrespective of whether it is Odode or Alade Idanre.

Speaking with the PATH, the Chairman Planning Committee who doubles as the Otunba Atunluse of Idanre kingdom, Chief (Dr) Anthony Adekanle Omolola thanked every son and daughter of Idanre who contributed to the 2023 Idanre Day celebration.

While preaching peace among the people, he added that the only thing that can bring rapid development to the ancient town is love and unity.

He urged the people of the town to shun hatred in the name of Politics saying there’s no place like home.

“The Idanre Development Assembly is working towards having a Cultural Museum in Owa Palace where Tourists and our children can visit to learn more about our cultural heritage. Through Tourism, Idanre will generate additional money and it further showcase our culture to the world”.

In his welcome address to the people, the Owa of Idanre kingdom, Oba (Dr) Fredrick Adegunle Aroloye, Arubiefin IV said Idanre Day celebration which started two decades back has served as a vehicle to further cement the existing unity among his subjects and also an avenue to source for fund for self development.

He enjoined Idanre sons and daughters in position of authority to be a mentor to the younger ones who are the future of the ancient kingdom.

He urged the well-to-do among them to bring their resources back home and establish industries and institutions in Idanre.

Owa further said passionate to him and many Makanres is citing of Higher Institution in Idanre, charging Idanre indigenes to work towards making it a reality. ” I thank all those who have been making efforts towards this goal but we should keep surging forward for it”.

While thanking members of Idanre Development Assembly led by Chief (Dr) Anthony Adekanle Omolola, for shouldering 2023 edition of Idanre Day, he also appreciated donors for the successful Day.

The highlight of the occasion was the presentation of #1m cheque to the Idanre Music Living Legend, Francis Akintade by the Majo Brothers in USA.

Also Award of Excellence was confered on some eminnents sons and daughters of the community who are making Idanre proud. One of such is Hon Festus Akingbaso, Member, representing Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency, House of Representatives, Abuja.

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