The Onijoko of Ijoko, Ota has advised indigenes and residents in Ota to embrace unity and love as they were the only tool for community development.
He said this during an interview with VOA News correspondent at the 3rd Annual Prayer and Public Lecture for Awori communities held on Thursday at the Ijamido Community Hall, Ota.
The guest speaker of the lecture, Fadeelat Sheikh Al-Imam Anafi A. Oladega who spoke at the event said that the Aworis do not love one another, hence the reason foreigners were brought to buy and make exploit on their land. Adding that they still have to beg these foreigners before their children can be employed.”
He enjoined all Aworis to come together to establish their own indigenous industry which the people of Awori can benefit from.
He further encouraged the people of Awori to love each other genuinely because ‘the cause of a problem sometimes can also be the solution’.
In an interview with the Onijoko of Ijoko, Ota Aworiland, HRH Oba Alani Matanmi, encouraged unity and love among the people of Awori, he also said that he believed the program has changed the initiative of so many and it will shapen their lives.
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The Olota, while also adding his voice to that of the lecturer, advised Aworis to use their money in such a manner that will benefit their next generation; in that the problem Aworis are currently faced with resulted from lack of visions and forecasting into the future.
Olota of Ota, Oba Professor Abdulkabir Adeyemi Obalanlege, House of Assembly member representing Ota state constituency 1 at the Ogun state House of Assembly, Honorable Nurudeen Akinpelu Aina, the Onilogbo of Ilogbo, Oba Dr. Samuel Ojugbele topped other dignitaries who graced the occasion.