The Egba Economic Summit has concluded plans to make Egbaland a greater nation in nine years time.
This was contained in the Submission of the Summit by its new President, Chief Shina Luwoye to its Grand Patron, Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, at the Ake Palace on Tuesday, 4th of January, 2021.
In his address to the Alake, Chief Luwoye disclosed that, the Summit was one of many Egba Forums, whose ambitions were to bring growth and development in Egbaland, economically, socially, and academically.
He noted that by 2030, they planned to have had 100 billion fund, that would be profitable and sustainable for the development of Egbaland.
The Asiwaju Mayegun said, he believed that, before 2030, when Abeokuta would be celebrating 200 years, Abeokuta would have transformed into a greater city, a land of wealth, peace and beauty.
Chief Luwoye noted that, as the new President of Egba Economic Summit, his first duty was to visit the Alake, in order to receive his prayer, for a blessed and prosperous reign.
He also made it known that, the Association had plans in ensuring that, it became greater, adding that the his first move was to bring back members, who had forsaken the Association.
The new President disclosed that he had started to reintegrate and bring the likes of Mrs Temilola Okesanjo, Architect Otolorin, Professor Mrs Familoni, Deaconess Doyin Ogunbiyi, Dr Segun Sowunmi, Engineer Toyin Jokosenumi and many others, he described as those that would give tremendous impact in the development of Egbaland.
Speaking further, Chief Luwoye stated that, the Summit was planning to make contributions, sold shares to each members, and money realised would be invested in the economic development of Egbaland.
According to him, the step was to ensure that the economic well being of many Egba indigenes could be enhanced and thereby cater for their livelihoods.
The new President appreciated the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland for the fatherly roles he had been playing in making sure, that all Egba Sons and Daughters were fully mobilised and stay in one accord to develop Egbaland.
In his address to the Summit, Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, expressed his satisfaction over the continuous peaceful changes in the leadership of the Egba Economic Summit.
According to the Egba Apex Monarch, this had largely been responsible for the Association’s focused vision on its planned purpose and projections for the growth and development of the Egba Nation.
Oba Gbadebo noted that, the seamless transition would give chances to new ideas to come up among members, for rapid growth.
He appealed to members of the Association to support and actively participate in the ambitious programmes of the new President and his Executive, to make the Summit, a great Institution.
Alake commended the Association for the good work, it had been doing in the Egba Community.
He implored the Association to cooperate and collaborate with many Egba Forums in order to make Egbaland, a more developed and advanced city.
He disclosed that, in nine years’ time, Abeokuta would be celebrating 200 years of establishment, adding that, they ought to have gotten something to show to the world, to let them know, how far they had gone in the development of Egbaland.
Oba Gbadebo urged all members of the Summit to give helping hands in the construction and completion of the Abeokuta City Hall Project, adding, it should also be part of their vision for Egbaland.
He called on the Association to work more on the issue of health facilities.
He reiterated that, the economy could only develop, if the people were receiving proper health care attention, adding that, that would make them strong enough to increase their production of goods and services of the country.
The Egba Apex Monarch also stated that, as an Economic Summit, they should be able to tap on the goodness of agriculture to boost the economic growth of Egbaland.
Members of the Egba Economic Summit present at the occasion were Professor Yemi Oke; Bada Baamofin of Egbaland, Dr Yemi Coker, Prince Abiodun Karunwi, Dr Gbenga Adeoye, Mr Olatunji Oyebade, Chief Shina Luwoye and the Admin Secretary; Mrs Lolade Hussein