A new Iyalode has emerged in the Ijaye Community, she is Chief (Mrs) Sikirat Ejide Adeyanju, also known as Shokopau, who is also the Iyaloja General of Oshodi-Isolo Market.
The Conferment Ceremony which took place on Saturday, 10th of October, 2020, at the Ijaye Community, was witnessed by various Egba Dignitaries and most revered personalities.
Speaking at the occasion, the Aare of Egbaland, and Balogun of Ijaye, Chief Ganiyu Babayeju, said that the Ijaye Council of Chiefs had been impressed by hardwork and numerous achievements of Chief (Mrs) Sikirat Adeyanju, resulting to the socioeconomic development of Ijaye, Egbaland, and other areas, thereby proving her worthiness of the Title of Iyalode of Ijaye.
Chief Babayeju also stated that the Ijaye daughter had displayed exemplary leadership qualities in other areas and had made the Ijayes proud of her endeavours, adding that she had gained the love and support of all citizens of the Egba Township.
Speaking in the same vein, the Aare Baaroyin of Egbaland, and Otun of Ijaye, Chief Layi Labode, noted that Chief (Mrs) Sikirat Ejide had made numerous accomplishments both nationally and internationally.
Chief Labode further added that the Ijaye people are proud of her accomplishments and are sure that she would lead the Ijaye Market women to greater developments with her new office.
After performing the traditional rites, and installation as the Iyalode of Ijaye, the Ijaye Traditional Chiefs urged Chief (Mrs) Adeyanju to visit the home of the immediate past Iyalode and say some prayers, as usually practiced.
Delivering her vote of thanks, Chief (Mrs) Sikirat Ejide Adeyanju, alias Shokopau, the Iyalode of Ijaye, and Iyaloja General of Oshodi-Isolo Market, expressed joy and satisfaction over the honour conferred on her by the Ijaye Community and pledged to use her office for the development of Ijaye, and Egbaland as a whole.
The Iyalode further urged the Ijaye Citizens to imbibe the spirit of love and togetherness among one another, adding that this is the only way to promote peace in the Community.
Ijaye Chiefs present at the occasion included the Balogun of Ijaye, Chief Ganiu Babayeju; the Otun of Ijaye, Chief Layi Labode; Chief Moshood Olaitan, the Osi of Ijaye; Chief F. O. Babalola, the Eekerin of Ijaye; Chief Waidi Adetona, the Ekerin of Ijaye; Chief Musibau Eyiowuawi, the Asiwaju of Ijaye, Chief Abolade Kamilu, Dagunja of Ijaye, and others.
Egba women High Chiefs present at the occasion also included the GbegbaAje of Egbaland, Chief (Mrs) Tejumade Bakre; the Iya Sunna of Egbaland, Chief (Mrs) Ediosere, alias Cash Madam; the Seriki Iyaloja of Egbaland, Chief (Mrs) Modupe Labode, to mention a few.