Olusopo of Usopo Installed Dr Benson Babatope David As Asiwaju

By Dupson Collins, 8th February, 2024

Getting decorated with chieftaincy titles and other honours are not new to a philanthropist, Dr Benson Babatope David as the Olusopo of Usopo Community, Alagbaka Akure conferred Asiwaju Chieftaincy Title on him.

On Thursday 8th of February, 2023, King David as popularly called added another feathers to this cap as he bagged one of the highest titles in Usopo Community.

Speaking with the PATH, Olusopo of Usopo Community, Prince Adesola Adedeji Adesida congratulated Dr Benson Babatope on the conferment of the Chieftaincy Title saying the title is well deserving of him going by his track record of philanthropic gesture to the less privileged and community development.

Olusopo said Asiwaju of Usopo Community is saddle with the responsibility of leading the roads to development in the community noting that Dr Benson Babatope has what it takes to function as Asiwaju of the community.

His words: ” Prince (Dr) Benson Babatope David is a aged long friend and good man that is passionate about the welfare of the people. His philanthropic gesture cut across board without discriminating”.

Olusopo said the community name is Usopo Community saying a lot of people today’s referred to it as Alagbaka which was historic in nature.

” Usopo is the original name of the community. As we all know, the major River in Akure is ‘Ala’. It was when the Ala River started spreading that the name Alagbaka came up.( Ala-gba-ka meaning, Ala River is spreading which cut across Usopo Community)”.

While stating that Usopo Community has been in existence for centuries, he thanked the Deji of Akure, Oba Aladelusi Ogunlade Aladetoyinbo for his fatherly roles in uniting every community under his tutelage, describing him as accommodating and role model to the people of Akure Kingdom.

He enjoined Landlords and residents of the community to cooperate with his leadership while calling on the governor to provide more social amenities for the community.

In his acceptance speech, the Asiwaju of Usopo, Prince (Dr) Benson Babatope David thanked Olusopo for counting him worthy for the Chieftaincy Title he considered as a surprise honour.

” Though, the Chieftaincy Title came to me as a surprise but I am highly elated to be considered for the prestigious honour of Asiwaju”.

He promised to use his God given resources to develop the community and ensure good thing of life is brought to the community.

“Before my installation as Asiwaju, my greatest passion is reaching out to the less privileged in the society; I am promising to do more and the community should be assured of more development”.

King David advised the young ones looking up to God for breakthrough on the need to be perseverred and endured in the journey of life, saying with commitment, persistent, prayers and hardwork, there’s always light at the end of the tunnel.

” When there’s life, there’s hope. With the little God has done for me, I am still growing and going far. God started with me from nothing. When there’s nothing, there were certain things He helped me to achieved. Now, that there are things to celebrate, I know I can achieve more with God by my side”.

He encouraged Nigerians to believe in God, believe in themselves and keep thriving, noting that one day, they would make a head way in life.

King David appreciated friends and associates that graced the installation ceremony with him, promising not to disappoint the confidence reposed in him by the community as the Asiwaju of Usopo Community, Alagbaka, Akure.

Dignitaries in attendance includes Lawmakers from Osun House of Assembly, Business Associates, Usopo Chiefs among others.

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