PRESS RELEASE Tuesday, 6th July, 2021

Grand Council of Yoruba Youths commends Southern Governors’ decisions, rejoices with Fashola @ 58; SRJ @ 59; sets for memorial of Ayo Fasanmi, Burial of Comfort Ogunkeyede.

We are glad with the turn of events and the timely issuance of the Communique of the meeting of the Southern Governors’ Forum which has a far reaching effect in solving the immediate and remote problems that are threatening the security, equity, fairness, justice, progress and peaceful co – existence among the various ethnic Groups of this Country.

Above all, is the issue of 2023 Rotational Presidency. Your equal voice that supported the turn of the South in 2023 has finally laid to rest the fear of possible contest by any peace loving Aspirant from the North.

We therefore urge Mr President and the National Assembly to geniunely embrace every bullet point of this Communique at this crucial moment when the Country is at crossroads.

With this, the labour of our Heroes past and our collective struggles in making the June 12, Nigeria’s Democracy Day, won’t be in vain. The Unity of this Nation will then continue to be our collective Hallmark.

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We, by this medium, celebrate Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN, and Senator Ajibola Bashiru, former Governor of Lagos State and the Honourable Minister, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing and Senator representing Osun Central Senatorial District, who was also Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General, Osun State, during the last administration of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola on the occasion of their Birthday anniversaries, 58 and 59 years of age respectively.

You have both uniquely contributed your individual qoutas to the progress and development of your individual States and the Nation at large.

To this end, we say Many Happy Returns to these 2 Political Heavyweights of Yoruba extraction.

The Late Quintessential Leader of Afenifere, Jagun Osin of Iye – Ekiti, Seriki Agba Akin of Osogbo, a longstanding Symbol of Integrity in the Southwest Region for over 6 decades and the 2016 Grand Council of Yoruba Youths Awardee, Olugbeja Mekunnu (Defender of the Downtrodden), will, by God’s grace, clock a year of his passage by Thursday 29th July, 2021, while a renowned International Rights’ Activist and One of the Political Leaders in the Southwest Region of Nigeria, Otunba Jumoke Ogunkeyede (JMK) will be bidding her caring mother, Madam Comfort Ogunkeyede, aged 109, farewell, in the first week of August, 2021.

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Both events are scheduled as follows:

The 1st year Anniversary celebration service of Senator (Chief) Ayo Fasanmi will hold at Saint John Anglican Church, Iye Ekiti, on Thursday, 29th July, 2021, between 10am to 12am. Reception follows immediately at Benny Rose Hotel, Iye – Ekiti.

The Lying – In – State of Madam Comfort Titilade Ogunkeyede who died on December 28, 2020, at her Residence in Ibadan, will take place on Thursday, 5th August, 2021, between 11am to 1pm; Service of Songs, 5pm to 7pm. The Harmony Train musical Entertainment, 7pm till 1am. All at Mama’s Residence, 60, Adekola Zone D, Iyana Agbala, Olode, Ibadan.

Friday, 6th August, 2021, is Commendation Service at The Cathedral of Saint James The Great, Oke – Bola, Ibadan, by 10am.

Convoy leaves Ibadan to Ilase – Ijesa, by 11: 30am as enough Buses will be available for the trips to and from Osun State.

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Lying – In – State at Ilase Ijesha between 2:30pm to 4:30pm.

Wake keep by 5pm at Saro Residence, Odo – Otu, Ilase – Ijesa.

Live music Entertainment by the New Breed, Adamo Ijesa – Jufusco Organisation of Comrade Oyebayo Rawlings by 7:30pm

Gospel live Entertainment by Esther Igbekele at Saro Residence, Odo – Otu, Ilase – Ijesa.

Saturday, 7th August, 2021, funeral service at St Paul Aglican Church, Ilase Ijesa, by 11:00am.

Live Juju Performance between 1pm to 10pm by Femi Solar and the SJ Band as well as Femi Adua (Harmony Train Entertainment) at Saro Compound, Odo Otu, Ilase – Ijesa.

We therefore direct the Representatives of the Progressive Youth and Student Organisations across the Yorubaland and beyond to attend these two great events according to the above schedules.

Odu’a a gbewa o!

Comrade AWA Bamiji
Aare Apapo (President General)
Agbarijo Egbe Odo Yoruba (Grand Council of Yoruba Youths)

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