The Ewi of Ado Ekiti Oba Rufus Adejugbe has emphasized the need for the sons and daughters of the town to contribute their quota to the development of the town.
Oba Adejugbe gave the indication at the inauguration and launching of the Ado Ekiti city trustees ,at his palace.
The monarch gave his Royal blessings to the trustees and said the move became necessary to enhance short and long term development of the town which has continued to experience exponential growth in recent years.
“Ado Ekiti is growing in population and to meet the corresponding Development,there is need for such an initiative as Government alone can not meet the demands of Developing the growing city”
Oba Adejugbe who appreciated the Ado Ekiti sons and daughters in their contributions to the town from the past said the Trustees has the task of working out database of Ado Ekiti sons and daughters most especially in the diaspora to work on areas that will bring Development and long term plans.
He urged the members of the body to work towards delivering the mandate of addressing the needs of the town which include security, census,youth unemployment, infrastructural deficiency as well as the annual udiroko festival.
The chairman Ado Ekiti city trustees Chief Alex Olu Ajayi,the Odoba of Ado Ekiti said the body consists of formidable citizens of Ado Ekiti that can be relied upon to address the challenges facing the town.
He acknowledged the Kabiesi for his wise wisdom through various initiatives that are bringing Development to the town .
“Kabiyesi in his wisdom had thought it fit that we should bring
together efforts made at different times in different spheres to meet
the different needs and demands of the city. It is thought to be
worth while to have a central strong body that would unite all our
efforts that will be broad based and embrace as sons and daughters
at home and in Diaspora. The body will consist of formidable
citizenry or Ado-Ekiti who can be relied upon to undertake and
Withstand the challenges be they financial, social or economic”
“We have reached the point where we have to formalize, centralize and
modernize all noble endeavors”
The State Deputy Governor Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi ,Chairman Ado Local Government Chief Omotunde Fajuyi ,President Ado Progressives Union,APU chief Ayoola Sarumi among other sons and daughters of the town expressed delight at the initiative with the believe that such will take the town to enviable heights of expected Development in the nearest future.
Some illustrious sons and daughters of the town within and outside the country who joined the programme via new media Technology,Zoom appreciated to the noble idea of Oba Adejugbe and the Ewi in council saying this is another milestone in the history of the kingdom that will take it to the expected standard of modern city of the world.
There was launching of the Ado Ekiti city trustees,where sons and daughters donated generously.
Members of the Planning Committee are: Chief Dr Alex-plu Ajayi, Chairman, Chief Olarewaju Awelewa, Secretary, Chief Mrs.Abike Sonoiki, Treasurer,Alh.Engr.Ayoola Sarum,APU President.
Others are, High Chief F.S.O. Alabi, High Chief Olatunji Olayemi,High Chief Barr. segun Famuagun, High chief B.A. Arogundade ,High Chief Surv. R.K. Ogunleye, High Chief Emmanuel Akinyede, Prince Toyin Akingbade, Hon. Kolade Ogunsakin