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Sopen Lukale Of Oke Sopen Entitles New Chiefs, Grants Scholarship To Students by impact231(m): 9:23am On Oct 31, 2023
It was all glamour in Ijebu Igbo, Ijebu North Local government area of Ogun state on Saturday, 28th of October, 2023 as the Sopen Lukale of Oke Sopen, Ijebu Igbo, Oba Mufutau Adesesan Yusuf,FAAC installed new chiefs.

The installations, according to the Sopen Lukale, is a reward for their outstanding and notable contributions to the overall development of Oke Sopen.

Witnessing the installation ceremony were; Orimolusi of Ijebu Igbo, HRM,Oba Lawrence Jayeoba Adebajo (Ojuromi VI), Ebumawe of Ago Iwoye; HRH, Oba Abdulrasaq Adesina Adenugba, former senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District, Sen. Olalekan Mustapha, Olokinne of Ojowo, Kegbo of Atikori, Bejeroku of Oke Agbo, Abijaparako of Japara and several other high-profile dignitaries.

The newly installed Chiefs are; Chief (Mrs) Bolanle Aderonke Akinsanya Opanuga (Yeye Bobagbimo of Oke Sopen), Alhaja Kuburat Iyabode Azeez (Yeye Mesho of Oke Sopen), Amb. Chief Sherifat Olusola Musa (Yeye Bewaji of Oke Sopen) and Aare Dr. Adebayo Odunowo (Aare Bobaseye of Oke Sopen).

Major highlight from the event includes the presentation of beneficiaries of the scholarship scheme sponsored by HRH, Oba Mufutau Adeseasan Yusuf, FAAC (Erinkitola 1) through the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN, Ijebu North Local GovernmentBranch). The beneficiaries (strictly secondary school students) were drawn from each of the government-owned schools in Oke Sopen. The monarch explained that the scholarship scheme was borne out of his love for education, which he described as the best legacy that can be given to a child.

He congratulated the beneficiaries and their parents and enjoined them to make the best use of it. He also implored their parents to duly play their role in making sure that the desired aim of the scholarship is achieved.

At the event, the student with the highest score (355) for the 2023 UTME in Ogun State; Shittu Prisilla Adedunni who is an indigene of Oke Sopen, was also presented to the Sopen Lukale and other guests at the event. The monarch had earlier made a hundred thousand naira donation to the young girl, in a bid to appreciate her for doing Oke Sopen proud. While presenting her to the guests at the event, the Orimolusi of Ijebu Igbo, Oba Lawrence Jayeoba Adebajo also donated a cash gift of two hundred and fifty thousand naira to the young girl.

In her address, Prisilla appreciated the monarchs for finding her worthy of such recognition. She promised to always do her best academically in order to continue doing Oke Sopen, Ijebu Igbo and Ogun state proud.

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