Igbogbo kingdom marks 30th anniversary
It was pomp and pageantry for residents of Igbogbo Kingdom in Ikorodu Council of Lagos State recently as the community celebrated the 30th edition of the yearly Igbogbo Day.
Addressing the press at Adeboruwa Palace, Chairman of Igbogbo Day Planning Committee, Mr. Femi Kalejaiye, recalled that the event was first staged in June 1988, adding that Igbogbo is now a hub for businesses and people to reside.
He stated: “Igbogbo is now opened for business because our road networks have been opened up. If you go round the community, you will discover that we now have commercial banks now in Igbogbo. So also is the transport business, which is a sign of population explosion.
“Igbogbo is now an open hub; a place for people to do business and advance other opportunities. Economically, any business that comes here will thrive.
“We are also showcasing our tradition and cultural heritage to the outside world.”
Secretary of Igbogbo Development Association, Mr. Francis Sonubi, said the festival was aimed at promoting unity among and between the indigenous tribe and other tribes in the community, mobilise them for participation in the yearly event and showcase the abundant cultural values in Igbogbo.
Some of the activities held during the even include dinner with Adeboruwa of Igbogbo, Oba Abdul-Semiu Orimadegun Kasali; trade fair; youth empowerment programme; Miss Adeboruwa Beauty Pageant; raffle draw and music by Alhaji Wasiu Alabi Pasuma.