Over the weekend, the indigenes of Egbe Omo Obokun of Ijesaland, Houston chapter, USA, honour his royal majesty, Oba Engr (Dr.) Isaac Adeyeba Ayeni, Okin Oloro II, Akinla of Erin-Ijesa, Osun State, Nigeria with an award of honour a rapid development in the community.
Egbe Omo Obokun of Ijesaland is the Umbrella organization for associations formed by indigenes of Ijesha Descendants residing in Houston. The idea for the association was conceived to help and support every sons and daughter of Ijesaland in the Diaspora.
Chief (Mrs) Wuraola Abiodun, President of Egbe Omo Obokun of Ijeshaland, Houston chapter, speaking while presenting the award thanked Oba Ayeni, for a focused assignment in the community and people-oriented programmes carried out in less than three months of his coronation as the Akinla of Erin-Ijesa, Osun State.
The President, however, urged the traditional not to relent in efforts to bring the community into the limelight and continue in poverty alleviating programme.
In his acceptance speech, Oba Engr (Dr.) Isaac Adeyeba Ayeni, the Okin Oloro II, Akinla of Erin-Ijesa, Osun State, thanked the Egbe Omo Obokun of Ijeshaland, Houston chapter for the honour and promised to carry on his developmental programmes for the community.
Meanwhile, the traditional ruler called on members of the Association to support in the development process in the Ijesaland which is not limited to provision of drugs to the existing medical facility in the communities.
Similarly, he challenged every member of Egbe Omo Obokun of Ijesaland and all Nigerians in the diaspora not to put all their investment in a foreign country rather prepare for their retirement in their respective country of origin.