Alao-Akala, Ogbomoso Insight, Onpetu, Obaje, Ojo Oluwatanna, Aale Okelerin, others to bag OCYF awards today
Ogbomoso Community Youth Forum (OCYF) will today,Wednesday, confer awards of excellence on individuals and brands who had positively affected Ogbomoso community and excelled in private lives.
The event starts by 4pm, at The Hall, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso.
The programme is the first of its kind by the influential organization and which has made significant impact in the socio-economic and political developments of Ogbomoso within three years of existence.
According to a statement signed by its president, Rev’d. Peter Olaleye; secretary, Comrade Adeniji Idowu; and PRO, Adeniran Adebayo, 22 persons would be honoured. It will include posthumous awards.
The honourees include late iconic politician, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala; late Professor Nathaniel Durojaye Oyerinde, Chief Ogundare Foyanmu and late Chief Jacob Olatunde in the posthumous award category.
Also to be conferred with awards are The Insight newspaper (ogbomosoinsightonline.com), Onpetu of Ijeru, Oba Sunday Oladapo Oyediran, Asiwaju Ojo Oluwatanna, Prince Tunde Aremu (Irorun Agbe), Olamilekan John Olaleye, Pastor Dr. Amos Adamu, Engr. Shakiru Soara, Hon Segun Ogunwuyi and Senator Ayoade Adeseun.
Others are Barrister Segun Adekunle, Chief Sunday Dare, Alhaji Monsur Ayoade Ejide, Professor Adesola Adepoju, Oba Samuel Babatunde Amao (Aale Okelerin), Hon. Mulika Akande-Adeola, Mr. Afuye Felix, Alhaji Oriyomi Hazmat, Parrot FM and SQI College.
Another highlight of the two-day event tagged, “Ogbomoso Youth Festival” is peace and development walk to take off at Ogbomoso High School by 8am also today, Wednesday, through Takie to Ogbomoso Recreation Club.
On day two, that is Thursday, December 22, a friendly football match will take place at Ogbomoso High School sports field between Crown FC and All Ogbomoso Football Stars.
The event will be rounded off with a youth festival at the same Ogbomoso High School playground, which is expected to be addressed by among others His Excellency, Engr. Oluwaseyi Abiodun Makinde, Executive Governor of Oyo state; Senator Teslim Folarin and Chief Adebayo Adelabu, Oyo state governorship candidates for the Peoples Democratic Party, All Progressives Congress and Accord Party respectively, the trio invited as special guests of honour.
The chief hosts are Chief Sunday Dare (Honourable Minister for Youth and Sports Development) and Chief Segun Ogunwuyi (Chief of Staff to Oyo State Governor) while fathers of the day are Justice Afolabi Adeniran (rtd.), Dr Saka Balogun and General Oladayo Popoola (rtd.).