Yusuf Adeleke Heles Amery
As part of its annual social responsibility, the Egba United Society United Kingdom and Ireland on Easter Monday, 18 April, put smiles on the faces of the inmates of the Leper Colony, Imala, Abeokuta.
The Egba UK/Ireland based Society annually celebrates and donates foods, clothings, and household materials to the underprivileged people and homes in Egbaland, including those at the Leper Camp in Abeokuta.
The annual exercise to celebrate with the needy, and the poor in Egbaland coincided with the Easter period.
In her opening remarks, the Chairperson of the Group,, Mrs. Sarah Omolasho, represented by Chief Ezekiel Olumide Aina, the Aro Ojokodo Gbagura Land, who was also the Vice Chairman, stated that the Egba United Society UK/Ireland, did not have strings attached to the Donations.
He explained that the annual exercise was a kind of social responsibility that everyone should engage in doing.
He said that the programme was designed by the Egbas in the United Kingdom and Ireland as a way to give back to society.
Chief Olumide disclosed that the Egba United Society, for over five years, had been doing this for the Inmates of the settlement Imala Abeokuta.
He further disclosed that the annual exercise was beyond merely donating materials, adding that, the Egba United Society also engaged in providing other social amenities such as Water from well maintained well toilet.
Chief Olumide called on the Egbas, both at home and in the diaspora, to emulate the good works of Egba United Society UK/Ireland.
Also, welfare Egba United Society United Kingdom and Ireland, doubled as the Erelu Odofin of Egba land, Chief Mrs. Elizabeth Oluremi Akintoye, in her submission, urged Egba indegens at home and in the diaspora to always remember the less privileged people in society.
In response, the General Secretary to the Lepers’ Colony, Mr. Folorunso Lukman, appreciated the kind gesture of Egba United Society United Kingdom and prayed that God almighty would continue to bless them and always meet their needs.
Present at the event were: Chief Ezekiel Olumide Aina the Aro Ojokodo of Gbagura land; Mr. Sobowale Gabriel Olusegun; Chief Mrs. Elizabeth Oluremi Akintoye the Erelu Odofin of Egba land; Mrs. Grace Titilayo Sobowale; and others.