The Egba National Association of USA and Canada on Friday, boosted the distribution of Covid19 relief materials in all the sections of Egbaland.
The Association distributed over 1,500 packaged relief materials comprising rice, beans, and noodles at Owu, Gbagura, Oke-Ona, and Ake Palaces.
Speaking on behalf of the President of the Association, Pastor Sunday Gbajobi, the Erelu Dagunro of Ake, Prof. Mrs Adeniji Yeside, stated that the Association had been distributing Covid19 Relief Packages in all communities of Egbaland, in order to bring succour to the needy compatriots and others living around them.
Professor Yeside Adeniji, who was supported by Mrs Olabisi Adeyi, told the Alake that the US/Canada based Egba/Yewa Cultural Group, under able leadership of Pastor Gbajobi and Dr Femi Kotoye, would continue to sustain the unity and mutually beneficial cooperation among its members in all locations at home and abroad.
She further disclosed that the relief materials taken to other sections of Egbaland, were well received adding that the Association was encouraged by the friendly gestures of all Egba compatriots in all the Palaces.
Receiving the representatives of the Association, the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, said that the donations of relief materials by the group would go a long way in bringing succour to the vulnerable population, who have been adversely affected by the pandemic.
Oba Adedotun noted with satisfaction that all the four sections of Egbaland were adequately covered in the distribution of relief materials.
At the Osile Palace, the Akogun elect and Bashorun of Oke-Ona Egba, Chief Adebayo Soyoye received the packages on behalf of the Osile of Oke-Ona, Oba (Dr) Adedapo Tejuoso.
At the Agura Palace, the administrative Secretary and Balogun Ijaye Kukudi, Chief Rasaq Obe and some other Gbagura Chiefs collected on behalf of the Agura of Gbagura, Oba Saburee Babajide Bakre.
The packages for the Owu Section were collected from the Association’s representatives by the Seriki of Owu, Prof. (Chief) Ajao Adelekan on behalf of the Olowu of Owu, Oba Adegboyega Dosunmu.
The distribution of the Palliatives at Ake was supervised by two Egba Chiefs; the Bantun, Chief Kehinde Sofenwa, and the Aare Baaroyin, Chief Layi Labode alongside the Palace officials including Chief Femi Ogunmokun and Mrs Oyewunmi Oladipo-Segun.
More than 1500 individual needy and vulnerable benefitted from the Egba/Yewa National Association of USA and Canada.
Four Yewa Monarch Members of the Egba Traditional Council, the Onisaga, the Omala, the Onilewo and the Onijaie IjalePapa, also received packages for their subjects.