The Egba Foremost Cultural Group, the Abeokuta Club, in line with the Easter Message of it’s Grand Patron’s call, is to touch the lives of their Egba compatriots on Friday 17 April, 2020, in a grand style.
In his Easter Message, the Alake of Egbaland and Grand Patron of the Club, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, had called on all Egba Groups, Businesses and individuals to provide Palliatives to alleviate the suffering that might be caused by the current lockdown to stem COVID19.
The Club, as the Flagship Egba Clubs, and in tandem with Alake’s clarion call, would visit the Palaces of all Egba Monarchs to hand over the succour materials to the the Obas for forwarding to the people of their townships.
The Palliatives included Rice, Beans, Gari, Sugar, lndomie Noodles and Bread.
The Club’s procession to the Palaces, which would be carried live by OGTV, would start from 10am with Owu, followed by Gbagura, Oke-Ona and finally Ake at 12noon.
A statement by the Club’s General Secretary, Chief Sesan Okutoro, disclosed that, the procession would be led by the President, First and second Vice Presidents, the Hon. General Secretary, and Chief Kehinde Sofenwa.
Chief Sesan Olutori explained that the the materials had been appropriately packaged and branded in Abeokuta Club’s colours and logo, ready for distribution on Friday, 17th April, 2020.
The Club’s Scribe further disclosed that
the distribution Convoy Train which had been branded COVID 19 Truck would convey the Relief materials and Bashorun Festus Kehinde, would lead the OGTV Outside Broadcasting Crew, while the TRACE, led by Commander Semi Ogunyemi would control the traffic.
Chief Olutori also said that members of the Club, dressed in Club’s uniform of white Agbada attire and Club Cap, would also be on hand to receive the Relief Materials, on behalf of their Sections and even see to the effective distribution of the food items in their respective Townships.
Newsflagship Online also learnt that 500(No) loaves of big sized Bread had been set aside for distribution to other Vulnerables in Orphanages, leper Colonies, Welfare homes, Lafenwa and Sabo havens of Cripples and the blind, etc, to cushion the effect of the Pandemic on their standard of living.
In a special interview with our reporter, the President of the Club, Engineer Chief Tokunbo Odebunmi said that, the Elders and members, the current Club administration had come up with the initiative to serve the purpose for which the Club was founded as well as showing solidarity with the State Government by complimenting its efforts aimed at alleviating the suffering of its citizens, particularly in Egbaland.
16 April 2020