The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, His Majesty, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, has called on members of the Lisabi Elite Club to review their constitution to enable a sitting President and his executive, spend at least a tenure of two years to make impactful achievements within that period.
Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, the Grand Patron of the Club, gave the advice on Saturday,(28 Dec. 2018), in his speech at this year’s Lisabi Elite Club Annual End of the Year Party as well as the induction of new members and fund raising for physical development of the Club.
The Alake noted that a tenure of one year was too short for an executive committee to perform maximally, adding that a system where it takes a minimum of three generations of the executive to complete a project, may result in none of them being accountable for the success or otherwise, of the task.
Oba Gbadebo commended the past executives and the founding fathers for their vision in developing their members, Egbaland and Nigerians in general adding that the Club had been living up to its billings in the comity of patriotic Egba Clubs and societies.
The Chairman of the occasion, Prince Deji Soyebi, extolled the consistent and committed community leadership of the Alake to the extent that Egbaland and Egba indigenes at home and in diaspora, were very proud of their Monarch and the Egba Nation.
Prince Deji Soyebi noted that, since his ascension to the throne, the Alake had been working assiduously for the physical and human capital development of Egbaland and the Egbas adding that the results were visible.
Prince Soyebi, who said he was impressed by philosophy and activities of the Club, declared his intention to join the Club.
In a quick reaction to Price Soyebi’s wish, the Grand Patron of the Club, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, gave an immediate royal approval, leading to Prince Deji Soyebi being one of today’s inductees for the day.
The Alake said that the INEC Boss was a man of integrity, who would in large measures, add value to the Lisabi Elite Club.
The newly sworn-in President of the Club, Prince Olanrewaju Adekunle, thanked the Alake for his extraordinary and unflinching support for the Club since becoming the Egba Paramount Monarch some years ago.
Prince Adekunle specially thanked the Alake and Prince Deji Soyebi, as well as all the Egba High Chiefs in the entourage of the Alake to the occasion for their handsome donations, which he said would go a long way in the execution of the two new projects, acquisition of a utility bus and landscaping of the premises.
Egba High Chiefs that accompanied the Alake included the Olu-Oke Odo Oba Muftau Akindele, Balogun Sikirullah Atobatele, Akogun Adebayo Soyooye, Otun Bobagunwa Lupona Bosun Bello and Aare Baaroyin Layi Labode