Wednesday 20 May 2020


Ijesa Development Assembly (IDA), a congregation of all Ijesa sons and daughters at home and abroad is organizing Covid-19 Relief Support for the needy in collaboration with the State of Osun Community and Social Development office (CSDP), and the the Community Development Council (CDC).

The IDA team has distributed the palliatives at Ijebu-Ijesa, Ilesa and Ipetu-Ijesa.

Tuesday 19th, May 2020 the Relief Support Team was at Ibokun, headquarters of Obokun Local Government to assist the needy, who they believe might be affected because of the CODIV-19 stay-at-home directive of the state of Osun government. The Assembly had penciled down 1500 people to be assisted within the 12 local governments of Ijesaland. 125 people were selected in each of the local governments. Each of the beneficiaries are to be given N5,000 each.

Recall that the kickoff of the distribution of the relief support of N5000 to each of the selected beneficiaries was held on Thursday 7th, May 2020 at the palace of Elegboro of Ijebu-Ijesa, HRM Oba (Engr.) Moses Oluwafemi Agunsoye II. At that occasion the Chairman of the assembly, Prof. Funso Okunmadewa and Chief Afolabi Igbaroola gave a brief objective of the CODIV-19 Relief Support programme of the IDA.

The Alademure of Ibokun Oba Festus Awogboro, welcome the IDA delegation in his palace in the presence of his chiefs where he expressed his happiness as he attached the activity of the IDA to a new development in the unity of all Ijesa sons and daughters.

The Alademure further advised on the way forward in Ijesaland as he calls on all Ijesa sons and daughters to have a unified political direction.

Prof. Kola Kazeem leading the delegation and representing the Chairman of the Assembly emphasized the need for all Ijesa people to stand as one.

The Community and Social Development Programme Director in the State of Osun, Mrs . Funmi Abokede advised the beneficiaries as she appreciated the members of the IDA for the novel initiative.

Also speaking at the occasion, Dr. Wale Bolorunduro extolled the fatherly role of Oba Festus Awogboro.

Twenty vulnerable aged, widow and some physically challenged beneficiaries from Ilase, Ikinyinwa, Ipetu-ile, Ada, Owode, Otan-Ile and so on gathered at Ibokun, as they represented the two hundred and fifty selected beneficiaries in line with the social distancing recommendation. Others will be contacted at their residences to received the financial assistance.

(All photos credit: Oladimeji Lasore)

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