I felicitate with distinguished brother and one of the revered leaders in the entire greater Kosofe federal constituency, Hon. Gbemisola Ketiku on the auspicious occasion marking another birthday on the surface of earth.
I congratulate the celebrant for making it to this far and appreciate God on his behalf for the gift of peaceful life, provisions and protection over him and his households; regardless of what has happened in the past and presently, God has remained faithful.
Without mincing words, Mr Gbemisola Ketiku, fondly called KTK in the political circle, is a consummate politician and grassroot mobilizer whose contributions and commitments to every activity of our great party, APC not only in his Ifako Gbagada ward B but, Kosofe federal constituency as a whole is unequalled.
Furthermore, this piece becomes imperative in order to encourage individual who have made significant contributions and selfless efforts towards the progress building of our party not only in their various Wards but across board. Mr Gbemisola Ketiku has distinguished himself in this regard as a worthy, reliable and loyal party man.
It’s no gainsaying that the celebrant is unequivocally one of the few in our political space whose pedigree is without question and loyalty is never in doubt. A very thorough, principled, hardworking and enthusiastic personality who has continued to exhibit an exceptional interest in the progress of our great party, APC at every level.
A politician of note, a successful business and a responsible family man who has continued to show uncommon passion for his community’s development and progress. He came to prominence politically as a Chairman, Ifako Youth Association and Ward Chairman in ward B whose is footprints remains unblemished
Our party and the entire progressives folds are proud of your humble personality; a seasoned administrator whose records in political space as well as the former executive secretary of Kosofe local government remains unparalleled. Mr Gbemisola Ketiku is humane, simple, generous, unassuming and courageous leader who says things as they are.
On this auspicious occasion of your Birthday, myself owes you a duty to sincerely join other countless numbers of your well wishers to wish you a very Happy Birthday filled with lots of joy and happiness; as the Lord tarries, you shall celebrate more fruitful and glorious years in complete health and abundant blessings.
Oloye Salami Oluwaseun
Social Commentator and community development advocate.
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Subsidy removal: Mayor Dele Oshinowo flags off We-Lift Food Bank Initiative in Agboyi-Ketu LCDA
… distributes 6000 food packages to vulnerable households
As part of its efforts to lift vulnerable and indigent households in Agboyi-Ketu LCDA, the executive chairman of the LCDA, Mayor Dele Oshinowo, on Tuesday, flagged off a well-designed programme to put smiles on the faces of the people.
Tagged, We-Lift Food Bank Initiative, the programme was designed following the removal of the petroleum subsidy by the federal government.
While flagging off the program, Oshinowo, who was represented by the vice chairman of the LCDA, Mrs Folake Kayode, said the LCDA innitiated the program to provide assistance to the vulnerable households in the council area, particularly the physically challenge person, indigent and downtrodden.
At the flag off, 6,000 food packages were distributed to 6,000 households, in which was designed for the first tranche of the program.
Oshinowo highlighted the importance of the palliative distribution, acknowledging the challenges faced by the community due to the removal of the subsidy and cost of living. He emphasized the government’s commitment to overcoming these difficulties and bringing hope to Nigeria.
The food packages, which include garri, beans, rice, and yam, will be distributed across the seven wards of Agboyi-Ketu.
The vice chairman, Folake Kayode, assured that the distribution is not a political engagement, but an intention to benefit the needies in the LCDA, adding that the distribution of the food items across the seven centres would be coordinated by religious and community leaders.
Speaking, Pastor Michael A. Efukoya, Chairman of the Christian Association of Agboyi-Ketu chapter, expressed gratitude to Mayor Dele Oshinowo for his efforts in providing succour to the less privileged members of society at this critical point.
Also, Imam Mustapha Qasim, Chief Imam of Orisigun Central Mosque, appreciated and commended Mayor Dele Oshinowo and the Government at large for its commitment to assisting vulnerable individuals.
As the palliatives were distributed, recipients were urged to manage the resources responsibly and make the most of the support provided.
Members of the community expressed their heartfelt appreciation to Mayor Dele Oshinowo for his thoughtfulness and dedication in providing support to the members of the community.
The launch of the We-Lift Food Bank Initiative in Agboyi-Ketu LCDA is a testament to the power of community collaboration and the commitment to uplift the most vulnerable members of society.
Don’t allow fanatics turn Ilorin to theatre of war- Gani Adams writes AbdulRasaq
Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams, has called on Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq of Kwara State to act and prevent a simmering religious war in Ilorin, the state capital.
Adams, in a letter he tagged: RELIGIOUS FANATISM: CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER IN ILORIN, said the situation may lead into an implosion if the governor fails to do something drastic immediately.
Read the full letter below:
August 10, 2023
Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq,
Ilorin, Kwara State.
RELIGIOUS FANATISM: CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER IN ILORIN
Section 10 of the 1999 Constitution states: “The Government of the Federation or of a State shall not adopt any religion as State Religion”.
It is because of this legal truism that I want to bring to your notice a ‘Clear and Present Danger’ in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, which may lead to an implosion if something drastic is not done immediately to checkmate some religious fanatics already on the rampage.
These fanatics have demonstrated, through their actions, their lack of respect for the Constitution of Nigeria.
Kwara is known as the ‘State of Harmony’ and the three main religions – Christianity, Islam and Traditional – have co-existed for more than 400 years.
Pitiably, some fanatics want to turn it to a ‘State of Hostility, Hatred, Belligerence, Blood and Tears’ and as the Chief Security Officer (CSO), you should not allow this affront.
Obviously, Ilorin was founded by the Yoruba and we have never prevented anybody from practising his or her faith.
Ilorin is also a Yoruba City with a large Muslim population but there are still many Christians and Traditionalists practising their faiths and praying to God.
I am writing this letter to you to please prevail on the Emir of Ilorin, retired Justice Ibrahim Kolapo Sulu Gambari, not to allow any muslim fanatic invoke his name to cause insurrection because this can lead to a religious war.
I am sure you know the recent story of a devotee of Osun deity who wanted to practise her faith in peace. She was visited by some belligerent islamic leaders who warned her that something terrible (physical harm) may happen to her if she does not stop immediately.
Your Excellency, this is the 21st Century, not the 18th Century. I want to tell those fanatics that there is something called ‘Rule of Law’ in all parts of Nigeria, including Ilorin, and it is unsavory for anybody to ignore this and opt for ‘Rule of Fanatism’.
It is absolute lunacy for anybody to say Ilorin has been captured for Islam and no other form of worship will be allowed, tolerated or accepted. This is the trait of spiritual illiterates.
It is very important to say also that Ilorin to Jebba is the boundary between the Yoruba and the North.
If the legendary and patriotic Dr. Tai Solarin were to be alive today and chose to live in Ilorin, only God knows what would have happened to him in the hands of these fanatics.
Your Excellency, religion is personal, as long as you don’t allow your belief to affect others. I am sure no Traditionalist will go to any Church of Mosque to practise his or her faith.
I was born by a Muslim father and a Christian mother. When we were growing up, there was harmony in our family. Even now, there is still harmony among my family members.
That is why in Yorubaland, there are Christians and Muslims in an average family.
Religious faith is personal. You pray to God in various languages but to the same God. There is no religion that supports fanatism. So, why should anybody stop traditionalists from worshipping Osun deity when they have not said they will do the festival in a Church or Mosque?
Your Excellency, we don’t want what happened in Sokoto when Deborah was murdered by some blood-thirsty maniacs in the name of religion to happen in Ilorin.
I don’t know how the festival will affect Christians praying in the Church or Muslims praying in the Mosque.
Even in Israel and Saudi Arabia, leaders of these two countries do not allow religious fanatism to affect their technological advancement.
As the Chief Security Officer of the state, I want you to prevail on heads of religious sects in Ilorin not to disturb others from practising their faiths. Recall that a few years ago, some fanatics attacked some churches and Christians in Ilorin, leading to loss of lives and property.
Christians, Muslims and Traditionalists don’t serve a God of destruction and darkness, but a God of tolerance, invention, creativity and light.
Nobody has a right to kill a fellow Nigerian in the name of fighting for God. It is an act of foolishness and stupidity because the God we serve has not told anybody to fight for Him. He has the capacity to fight for Himself because there is nobody God created that He cannot handle.
So, those fanatics in Ilorin should be legally, physically and spiritually guided and guarded because nobody is above the law.
Your Excellency, you are the Number One citizen of Kwara State, created by General Yakubu Gowon on May 27, 1967. For more than 50 years, there was religious harmony in the land. I believe you should not allow anybody destroy the peace that has existed in the state for decades.
This is the time for you to checkmate fanatics hiding under religion to perpetrate evil. I believe you should act fast and arrest this dangerous trend. Anybody who disturbs or attacks others because of their religious beliefs should be brought to justice immediately.
As the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, I am a very liberal person when it comes to religion. I practise all the three major religions. I have been honoured by Christian and Muslim leaders. I have the responsibility to defend the Yoruba all over the world, including those living in Ilorin. They should be allowed to breathe spiritually.
As the governor, you swore to an oath in 2019 and 2023 to defend interests of everybody in Kwara State, not Christians, Muslims and Traditionalists alone.
I don’t want to believe what some people are saying that because you are a Muslim, Muslims are at liberty to attack adherents of other religions.
This is unacceptable and will not be allowed. Fanatics should not be allowed to turn Ilorin into a theatre of war.
Your Excellency, please act immediately before it is too late.
Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams
15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland.
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