PIC. 6. EPA MASQURADES FROM IYA-GBEDE ENTERTAINING DURING THE 2015 OGIDI-ELA DAY CELEBRATION AT OGIDI, IJUMU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KOGI. 4138/22/6/2015/BJO/CH/NAN

MEMBER of the House of
Representatives and contender
for the Kogi State Governorship
election, Mr. James Abiodun
Faleke, will lead dignitaries from
various walks of life to grace this
year’s Ogidi Day Festival in Ogidi-
Ijumu, Kogi State.
Faleke, who is the chairman,
House of Representatives
Committee on Customs and
Exercise, is expected to grace the
festival scheduled to come up at
the Community Hall Grounds,
Agegbe, Ogidi, Ijumu Local
Government Area, Kogi State on
Saturday, June 18, 2016.
Nigerian Pilot Saturday learnt
that Faleke has carried out some
palliative measures like repairing
of the 16 kilometre Kabba-Ogidi-
Ayere Road, which will be
commissioned that day.
The occasion, which will mark
the official presentation of the new
yam, will be used to raise funds for
various development projects in
the community.
According to the National
Publicity Secretary of the Ogidi
Development Union, organisers
of the programme, Otunba Shuaib
Ipinmisho, in a statement in Lokoja
yesterday, said cultural troupes from
Lagos, Edo, Ekiti and Osun States as
well as their local counterparts will
thrill guests at the occasion.
The yearly Ogidi Day Medical
Outreach organised by the ODU
and Ripples Foundation, a United
Kingdom-based Charity will be
held to conduct tests and give
free drugs to the people of the
community.
This year’s event will also feature
a Youth Connect Night at which
the popular hip hop artiste will
entertain guests at an all night show
and a mountain climbing expedition
to the famous Oroke Oda which
offered refuge to the people of the
community during the Nupe raids
of the late 19th century.
Meanwhile, the former Deputy
Chief of Staff in the President
Olusegun Obasanjo administration,
Prince Olusola Akanmode, will
be the Father of the Day, Eniola
Bello, Managing Director, Thisday
Newspapers, Lagos, Otunba Gani
Adams of the O’odua Peoples
Congress, Miss Diana Chen,
Chief Executive Officer, CIG
Motors, Lagos, and Mr. Tajudeen
Ayo Yusuf, Chairman, House of
Representatives Committee on the
Capital Market.
Prominent indigenes of the
community and organisations
that have contributed immensely
to its development are equally
to be honoured with various
awards. Also, the Ologidi of Ogidi,
Oba Rabiu Oladimeji Sule, will
present chieftaincy titles to various
dignitaries on the occasion


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