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All set for Ikorodu Oga Festival

By Funsho Akinwale
12 November 2016   |   1:20 am
The most celebrated festival in Ikorodu area of Lagos, which attracts millions of people annually, Ikorodu Oga, has been billed to hold between tomorrow, Sunday, November 12 and November 19.

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The most celebrated festival in Ikorodu area of Lagos, which attracts millions of people annually, Ikorodu Oga, has been billed to hold between tomorrow, Sunday, November 12 and November 19.

According to information made available to High Society, the festival would kick off with Woro Carnival, follow by Oga Social Night.

An important aspect of the weeklong celebration geared towards raising of funds comes up on Sunday, November 13.

Other activities lined up for the week include free medical check up, musical/drama fiesta and networking and re-union day, before grand finale on Saturday, November 19 at the Ayangbure Palace Pavilion to climax the celebration.

Society buffs, royal fathers, Lagos State government officials and eminent Nigerians are expected to grace the festival.

Chairman of the festival, Otunba Adekunle Oyebola, while addressing the newsmen during the week, confirmed that this year’s edition would be grand, as it marks the festival’s silver jubilee.

“We have concluded arrangements to celebrate this year’s festival to high heavens, because the positive socio-cultural and economic achievements of the past have encouraged us to keep the flag of Ikorodu-Oga flying, in line with the collective aspirations of the people of Ikorodu and its environs.

“The festival was founded in 1992 under leadership of Asiwaju B. O Benson (SAN), who was instrumental to the success of the maiden edition, which has made the staging of the subsequent festival not only possible, but successful and encouraging.