Members of the North America chapter of the Ijebu-Jesa Unions’ Conference, IJUC-NA, are committed to undertake some life-impacting projects in their native home, Ijebu-Jesa.
This much was disclosed during a virtual fund-raising event of the association held on Sunday 26th September 2021. According to the group, four life-impacting areas have been identified for the development of the ancient town.
The fund-raising event targetted at raising the sum of $100,000 for projects which include drilling of boreholes, renovation of schools, procurement of electricity transformers, as well as donations towards the ongoing Elegboro palace construction was attended by executives and members of the group, the Elegboro of Ijebu-Jesa, Oba Oluwafemi Agunsoye, IJUC Global President, Engr. Gbenga Abudiore, while Chief Dr. Olusola Oni and Seyi Akinsola represented the IJUC-UK, with Bukmine Okubama (nee Awosusi) and Kehinde Aladamo serenading the event with the oriki Ijebu-Jesa and Adamo music at intervals.
In his opening remarks, the IJUC-NA President, Barr. Kehinde Olatunji praised the patriotic zeal and giving spirit of members for their contributions to the group. He then enjoined them all to play their parts in the projects.
The project coordinator, Mr. Babatunde Loye gave a graphical overview of the group’s targetted projects, while the Financial Secretary, Lanre Amule gave a lucid statement of affairs.
Oba Agunsoye eulogized members of the association and enjoined them to embrace the idea of building houses at home. Earlier, Engr. Abudiore had spoken about the extent of the work done so far on the palace project.
Oluomo Olusola Alabi gave a brief motivational talk on the need to always give back to one’s source. He added that this was the real inspiration behind his ABC Foundation which has given scholarships to students in Ijebu-Jesa for over 20 years and still running.
Various donations and pledges were received as members donated enthusiastically towards the projects.