The Alake of Egbaland, His Majesty, Oba Michael Adedotun Gbadebo, Okukenu IV, has described the Keesi Township Hall as the best Community Hall in Egbaland so far.
Speaking while commissioning the 2-Floor Edifice at Keesi, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, noted that Keesi indigenes were one of the most well organized, patriotic and selfless in corporate growth and development of their Township and Villages.
The Alake recalled that Keesi was the first to build a secondary school and
first maternity centre in Egba adding that this was because the indigenes were dedicated and focused.
Oba Gbadebo said all the efforts and concrete results of Keesi projects for the enduring benefits of their people, made them one of the top most best of the 143 Egba townships.
The Alake disclosed that, he had been to Ijemo and ongoing Ijeun Halls and wish that these two be upgraded to be like that of Keesi and possibly make their better.
He urged all Egba Townships and indigenes to emulate the unity and understanding among the Keesi people to fast track development in their Areas.
Oba Adedotun Gbadebo particularly thanked the Baagbimo of Egbaland, High Chief Israel Akanni Akinwale for good and purposeful leadership of his people.
The Alake also congratulated other Keesi indigenes who had been contributing to its wellbeing including Professor Ebenezer Obey Fabiyi, whose exploits had always made Egbaland proud.
In his welcome address, the Apena Keesi and the Baagbimo Egba, High Chief Akanni Akinwale urged Keesi Communities to sustain their mutual love, understanding and communal spirit in order to ensure systematic growth and development of the Keesi land and its people.
The Baagbimo of Egbaland, Chief Akanni Akinwale, speaking at the 2020 Keesi Day and commissioning of The Keesi Township Mega Hall on Saturday 11 January, 2020, disclosed that, it was their mutual respect, understanding and selflessness, that had always culminated in their collective successes/of the people.
Chief Akaani Akinwale recalled that their forebears of the Township were among the first Egba Townships to build Health Centre at Keesi I 1974 and later Orile-Keesi Community High School.
The Baagbimo Egba also disclosed that, despite the completion of the Hall coming up after 27 years, the edifice would serve as an enduring symbol of Keesi unity and a rallying point.
The Apena Keesi, who is also the Coordinator of Keesi Development Committee, noted with satisfaction that, what was unique about Keesi was the serial approach to development.
According to the foremost Keesi leader, Keesi Development Committee, would not rest after completing a task, rather, it would embark on the next series immediately.
He commended the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, for his constant support both morally and materially for the Keesi development efforts, adding that it was in appreciation of the with the people that he was being honoure0 a Distinguished Personality.
Chief Akanni Akinwale also appreciated Professor Ebenezer Obey for his great contributions to Keesi and congratulated him for bagging an award to that effect.
As part of activities marking the 2020 Keesi Day and Commissioning of Keesi Township Hall, five prominent Egbas were honoured for their immense contributions to the development of Keesi.
The honorees included the Alake, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, Professor Ebenezer Obey Fabiyi, Baagbimo Akanni Akinwale.
Egba Obas who graced the occasion included Egba Traditional Rulers Present.
Oba Najeemdeen Aromaye,Oniro of Iro,
Oba Michael Ajibola Babalola,Onijale Papa;
Oba Kolawole Aremu Sowemimo,Olu Owode Egba;
Akindele OOba Matthew Ayibulu, Olu Onigbedu; Oba Nofiu Adeyemi Otun, Onijaye of Ijaye Titun; Oba Oluwafemi Soloja, Olu Obada Oko;
Egba Chiefs present included Balogun Sikiru Atobatele, Seriki Tosin Fadare,
Aare Ganiyu Babayeju,
AgbaAgbakin Rasheed Raji, Baaloro Adeniyi Adegnenro,Aare Baaroyin Layi Labode, Sakotun Adebayo Jimoh,
Bobatolu Mathew Koleoso, Baamowe Prof Ajao Adenekan, Bada Asoju Oba Oluwole Odekunle and Bolashakin Lateef Adenekan.