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On Monday 26th day of December 2022, several Ijesa development organisations across the length and breadth of Ijesaland converged on Ilesa to elect leaders who will pilot the affairs of the umbrella body of every development-driven organisations in Ijesaland.

The event was the 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the foremost organisation.

Ijesa Development Council (IDC) is an organisation birthed from the passion and the desire to maintain unity and upholding oneness in Ijesaland. It is focused on facilitating, mobilising, and supporting the development efforts of its corporate members. Its objectives include mobilising internal and external resources for developmental actions. To provide guidance, direction, and representation as may be required and also, serve as the voice for its corporate members in developmental dialogue and decision-making.

One of the high points of the meeting was the election of first set of executives for the body. Mr. Ezekiel Olasupo Shadiya from Ilesa East region emerged the President, while Chief (Mrs) Dupe Ajayi Gbadebo from Obokun region became First Vice President.

The representative from Oriade region who is also the Global President of Ijebu-Jesa Unions’ Conference, Engr Gbenga ABUDIORE emerged the Vice President II.

Other elected executive members are Dr. Dipo Folorunso (Atakumosa West) as General Secretary, Mr Abiodun Ogunbeku, Assistant General Secretary, Mrs Abosede Odole (Ilesa West) as Treasurer. Others are Mr Afolabi Igbaroola, Financial Secretary, Pastor Gbenga Osungbohun, SociAl Secretary and Mr Olayemi Fadipe as Publicity Secretar.

Speaking at the event, IJUC Auditor, Ven. Omokehinde Oludotun Eniolorunda expressed his satisfaction over the process while he admonished the council to work greatly on the organisation’s integral action plans and prayed for a successful tenure.

Other important assignments were discussed with the executive being charged to ensure Ijesaland becomes great again.

Engr. Abudiore reiterated his commitment to the growth and development of Ijebu-Jesa, and now, Ijesaland as a whole.

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