Ọba Gbenga Adigun Adéòye Oyetunji Oyinlola II, Ààrẹ of Ofiki, has said that the 2022 edition of Ààrẹ Aláwọ̀ ẹkùn festival of peace and progress, code named the Obatala Ofiki Day was a huge success.
Ààrẹ Ofiki commended the Deputy Governor of Oyo state, Barr. Bayo Lawal for his financial, moral support and the duo of Chairmen of ATISBO Local Government and the Local Council Development Area.
He said this in a statement made available to newsmen, on Friday.
It reads: “It show cased our history in a short live stage drama presentation. Well attended by from all facets of our community including the political class.
“More importantly it was an opportunity for cultural display, leisure, reunion, sharing and caring, cash gifts to 5 young widows by Olori Adeoye Adedolapo Lolade Ashabi Foundation for women and children. Traders had huge sales, while others had opportunity for free Sim card registration by Usdaus Ventures.
“It’s a great previlege to be loved by his subjects. This was showcased by everyone in the kingdom and friends of the kingdom including the political class.
“Special thanks to HE Barr. Adebayo Lawal the Deputy Governor of Oyo State for his financial and moral support. Also the duo of Chairmen of Atisbo Local Government and the Area Development Council ably represented by Hon Chief Ayoola Makanjuola Joe.
“We are poised at ensuring that we implement the 2nd phase of our strategic plan amongst which are tourism and infrastructure development. We are looking forward to Corporate bodies, government and business associates in establishing a games village at Obatala to boost the tourism potential of the God given natural resources.
“We strongly covet government in the areas of infrastructure development. As we approach the election month, my people are ready to vote massively and ensure maintenance of Peace and order.
“Finally, we appreciate Chief Odekunle Olanrewaju Ahmed CEO of Folan Integrated Farms, Prince Oladeji Tunde, Prince David Adeoye, Olori Adeoye Adedolapo Lolade Ashabi foundation, the Community executives, Aare in Council, Edu Royal family, Subjects home and in diaspora, planning Committee members, security men, Gentle men of the Press.
“It’s our desire to expand the scope of the festival annually.”