Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta
The Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian giant telecom company, Globacom, Otunba Mike Adenuga was on Monday honoured by Awujale of Ijebu land, Oba Sikiru Adetona for his lofty contributions to the socio-economic transformation of Nigeria and Ijebu land in particular as one of the highly revered holders of chieftaincy title of Otunba of Awujale.
The highly cerebral business mogul who was represented by Mr Folu Aderibigbe was honouredalongside the former two term governor of Ogun state, Otunba Gbenga Daniel and another accomplished entrepreneur and founder of First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Otunba SubomiBalogun.
The glamorous occasion put together by the Council of Otunba Awujale was held at the Royal banquet hall of the palace of the Paramount ruler, Ijebu Ode as part of the programmes lined up to light up the annual Ojude Oba Festival proudly sponsored by Globacom.
The occasion was presided over by the Awujale of Ijebu land, Oba Sikiru Adetona supported by his beauty Olori Oluwakemi Adetona and other illustratrious sons and daughters of Ijebu land
Oba Adetona lauded the Council of Otunbas for their various selfless acts and commitment of their resources to the development of Ijebu land saying they have over the years been pride of the people and should therefore remained dedicated to those ideals firmly rooted in uplifting humanity.
In his welcome address, Chairman, Council of Otunbas of Ijebuland, Otunba Wahab Osinusi said the socio-culutural organization was conceptualised to support Oba Sikiru Adetona in his irrevocable commitment towards driving the socio-economic and infrastructural development of Ijebu land while also improving the well-being of Ijebu people.
Otunba Wahab Osinusi said with the permission of Awujale of Ijebuland, the occasion was also being used to inaugurate Awujale Council of Otunbas Foundation with the ultimate aim of putting smiles on the faces of the people and helping to tackle problem of unemployment and poverty, infrastructural deficit among others across Ijebuland.