Alhaja Chief Silvat Iyabode Amori Babarinsa, the Aare Obirin Musulumi of Egbaland and Club coordinator of Lisabi Exquisite Ladies Club, has disclosed that the Club envisioned a greater and better Abeokuta right from the formation stage.
Chief Iyabode Amori Babarinsa, in an exclusive chat with NewsFlagship, said, that, the Club viewed and thoroughly understood all that was going on in Abeokuta, and believed it could do more to help and make its hometown, Egbaland more peaceful and developed.
“The foundation members and I believed that with people of like minds, with a great vision and good intentions for their immediate communities, Abeokuta would be a better place for all indigenes, residents and visitors.”
She said, “Even as I live in England, I believe that we can make a difference in Abeokuta by paying our dues regularly and contributing our quota to the greater development of the Egba nation.”
The Aare Obinrin Muslim of Egbaland, explained that the homage the Club paid, on Thursday 15, July 2021, to the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, was for advice and guidance on areas to actualize their vision for the Egba nation.
“The Alake wanted us to support one another as well as see how we could help our people to learn vocational jobs like hairdressing, make-up, tailoring, and other skills acquisition programmes.”
According to her, the Egba Apex Monarch also urged them to help the less privileged and people with disability adding that, they were going to have a meeting on that to map out areas that would be immediately addressed.
She explained further, “We are not so many, but we aim to help the less privileged, the disabled, and help the widows.
“Also, we would consider what forms of assistance we can offer to the orphans, and the unemployed Egba indigenes as well as see other things they could do to help the community at large.
Speaking on how the Club planned to carry out her mission despite having the majority of its members abroad, Aare Silvat Babarinsa said,
“We have about nine members in Nigeria and they are very active and effective.
“If we have any project, they can start and we can join hands with them, and hand over to the Egba Grand Monarch.”
Also speaking on how the group plans to synergize with other Egba women groups, she disclosed that the other Egba women groups were sister bodies.
“We all know one another and about 90% of us had known one another before coming to England, and are still relating very well.”
“If we need information we would beckon on them and they would always assist us.”
“They are always very happy to direct us and give more light to our enquiry and we shall sincerely appreciate all of them.”
She assured the Egba indigenes of collaborations and partnership with the sister bodies to develop the Egba Nation in their capacity.