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Thursday, 21 October 2021

Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi Celebrates 5th Installation Anniversary as Asiwaju of Ijesaland... Read his remarkable accomplishments

 



“In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.” – Marianne Williamson


The First Asiwaju of Ijesaland was installed on the fateful day of Saturday, 22nd October, 2016! By the celerity of life, it's another 22nd October but in 2021.


Five amazing years down the line with memorable stories to tell! How indeed time flies!


“Some are born great; some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them” William Shakespeare


Within the timeframe of 5-year in his ongoing tenure, some accomplishments are worth remarking and celebrated. 


1. Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi through his Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi Foundation (AYFF) has recorded unforgettable performances through:


a. Offering of Bursary Scholarship to 1,270(One Thousand, Two Hundred and Seventy) Students from all the Public Secondary Schools in the Six LGAs in Ijesaland. 


b. Provision of both Money and Foodstuffs as COVID-19 Palliatives to Three Hundred and Eight (308) Households at Adebayo Abon Community, Omi-Asoro, Ilesa in April and May 2020.


c. Donation of Staff Recreation Club to Osun State College of Education, Ilesa in 2020.


d. Offering of Agro-Preneurship and Skills Acquisition Empowerment to 300 Beneficiaries at 50 Beneficiaries for each of the six LGAs in Ijesaland in 2020.


2. Initiated the Negotiations, Reconciliation, and Restoration of Electricity to Ijesaland at the aftermath of imbroglio between IBEDC and Ijesaland, without Ijesha’s paying a dime from the damage claims of N245M (Two Hundred and Forty-Five Million Naira) only officially demanded by IBEDC.


3. Initiated and Convened the First and Second Unity, Peace, Development Meetings of all Traditional Rulers in Ijesaland. The Camaraderie being observed today among all our Royal Fathers is an output of this brave effort.


4. Initiated and championed the Idea, conception, mobilisation for funds, construction, and delivery of the Most Beautiful Ultra-Modern Palace in Yorubaland, the Owa Obokun Adimula’s Palace, after two failed previous attempts by other parties.


5. Initiated the Establishment of Ijesa Mineral Resources Development Forum (IMRDF), the body facilitating the enthroment of environmental friendly mining practices in Ijesaland through continuous Enlightenment Campaigns in all the six LGAs in Ijesaland.


6. Initiated and Championed the Idea, Conception, Mobilisation for funds, of the Ongoing Construction of the Ijesa Health Is Wealth Project


7. Co-Initiated and Co-Championing the Body pursuing the Upgrade of the Osun State College of Education, Ilesa to Osun State University of Ilesa.


“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around positively” – Bob Marley


And many, many, more strategic interventions in the day-to-day Ijesaland Development Agenda.


Find below narratives behind these commendable laurels:


●1,270 IJESA STUDENTS OFFERED BURSARY SCHOLARSHIPS.

100 Students in 2017

250 Students in 2018

300 Students in 2019

310 Students in 2020

310 Students in 2021.

TOTAL: 1,270 STUDENTS


From left, Oba Haastrup, Lumobi of Imobi-ijesa; Oba Adenipekun Aleki of Ileki-ijesa; Oba Agunlejika of Oke-ibode Ijesa; Chairman of the Occasion, Prof Oye Ibidapo-Obe; Adimula of Ifewara, Oba Hezekiah Owolola; Asiwaju & Yeye Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi; Chairman Ijesa South Traditional Council, Oba Agboluaje Oloja of Ibodi at the presentation of WAEC cheques to 250 students held in Ilesa on Tuesday 4th December, 2018


From left, Oba Afole of Otan Ile; Oba Awaraja of Iwaraja; Sawe,Chief Akinola; Oba Ogunmokun Akeji of Ikeji Ile & Chairman Ijesa North Traditional Council; Oba Elegboro of Ijebu-jesha; Asiwaju & Yeye Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi; Oba Owamiran of Esa-Oke, at the AYFF presentation of WAEC cheques to 250 students, held in Ilesa on Tuesday 4th December, 2018


Cross section of Guests and Students at the presentation of AYFF WAEC cheques to 250 students held in Ilesa on Tuesday 4th December, 2018


From left; The Obanla of Ilesa, High Chief Oyekanmi Ogendegbe; Oloja of Ibodi, Oba Omisade Agboluaje; Yeye Asiwaju of Ilesa, Dr Olubisi Fasuyi; Founder/Chairman Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi Foundation (AYFF), Asiwaju of Ilesa, Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi; Chairman of Occasion, Prof Isaac Adewole; Owa Obokun Adimula and Paramount Ruler of Ijesaland, Oba(Dr) Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran II, Adimula of Ifewara, Oba Hezekiah Adeniyi Owolola at the third edition of presentation of cheques for WAEC fees of 300 Students drawn from 70 public secondary schools in Ijesaland, held in Ilesa recently.


“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” – Oscar Wilde


• The founder of Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi Foundation; Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi has demonstrated with his passion for self-help driven development at the grassroot by putting smiles on the faces of three hundred (300) unemployed people through a free skill acquisition and vocational training.


Fifty (50) out of the Three Hundred (300) beneficiaries of the empowerment and vocational training powered by ASIWAJU YINKA FASUYI FOUNDATION for people of the six local government areas in Ijesaland have successfully completed their apprenticeship at Obokungbusi City Hall, Ilesa.


The vocational training organized by the AYFF in conjunction with ONE COMMUNITY ONE INDUSTRY INITIATIVE which focus on Agro-preneurship and Skill Aquisition is in fulfilment of the promise made by the founder of AYFF, the Asiwaju of Ijesaland; Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi, during presentation of cheques for WAEC fees to 300 Students from 70 public Secondary Schools in Ijesaland to the tune of 10 million on the 12th of December 2020, to sponsor fifty (50) people from each of the six (6) local government areas to learn various vocations. This is paramount as the surge of unemployment and vulnerability keep expanding the poverty gap in various societies in the country. The free training spanned across six months(6 months) from January to June, 2020 where fifty (50) participants were randomly selected from each of the Six (6) local governments in Ijesaland.



The first batch of the quarterly skill acquisition program which lasted 5 days at the Ilesa City Hall had 50 participants drawn from Ilesa West Local Government Area in attendance to snail farming, black soap making, locus beans, coconut oil, gari, fufu and ogi, animal feed processing, conversion of agro waste to wealth as well as branding of products for souvenirs.


The next point of call was Ilesa East where 50 residents of the area were expected to have their round of training between 10th and 14th of February, 2021 which was graciously offered by Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi Foundation.


In a remark, the coordinator, Mr Yinka Aworele who spoke on behalf of the sponsor Asiwaju of Ijesaland, Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi and his wife, Yeye Asiwaju, Chief (Dr) Olubisi Fasuyi for the humanitarian gesture and urged the beneficiaries to make proper use of the opportunity and impart in other people’s lives by sharing the knowledge garnered during the program with them.


Although, Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi was unavoidably absent during the closing ceremony of the five (5) day- vocational training for people of Ilesa west, the unimaginable impacts of this benevolence would continue to spiral in the minds of all the beneficiaries.


A beneficiary, Mr E O Oladiti expressed gratitude to Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi Foundation for deeming it fit to touch lives of the ijesas, saying the program will have an appreciable impact on social wellbeing of Ijesa people in no distance future as many of them have learnt to be self reliant and shift attention from looking for salaried jobs.


Another beneficiary, Miss Florence Dagunduro gave accolades to Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi for redefining their future through the program as many of them who were clueless before the training now can now see a ray of light in the tunnel of life, stressing that if the affluent in the society can toil the path of the founder of AYFF the country will be a better place for all.


In rounding-off the edition of the empowerment programme, it was clearly emphasized by Mrs. Oluwaseun Victoria (CEO, One Community One Industry) that the various beneficiaries from the six local government areas were randomly selected without any preferential consideration. As investigated by Tumexhaastrup Media Consultant, the total value of the program was valued at about 5 million naira (N5M). 


• At the heart of COVID-19 pandemic, many people became vulnerable and means of livelihood for many were shattered without hope of survival. Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi through the Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi Foundation (AYFF) made Provision of both Money and Foodstuffs as COVID-19 Palliatives to Three Hundred and Eight (308) Households in the neighbourhood of Adebayo Abon Community, Omi-Asoro, Ilesa between April and May 2020. This heart of concern and generosity has lifted the spirit of many of those affected by the pandemic to cushion the debilitating effects. The responses from Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi during those times to supporteach of the 308 Households seemed timely and a divine intervention. Many got this with tears of joy and others with profound gratitude to the Almighty who has blessed Ijesaland with such a heart of gold at such a time as this.


Some of the beneficiaries of the COVID-19 Palliative Distributions


Riots broke out in Ilesa which extended to other communities in Ijesaland on Monday, 18th March, 2019.


In the course of the crisis, all the major power stations and plants responsible for distributing electricity to the entire Ijesaland were badly vandalised with the resultant power outage in the entire Ijesaland.


That same day, this was reported, Asiwaju moved straight to the IBEDC Headquarters in Ibadan to seek audience with the IBEDC Management.


Reluctantly granted, Asiwaju impressed it on the IBEDC Management the implications of prolonged outage to the socioeconomic activities of Ijesaland, the economic hub of Osun State.


Asiwaju was visiting IBEDC almost on a daily basis to further the peaceful resolution of the imbroglio as IBEDC had formally closed all its offices and operations in Ijesaland immediately after the riots.


Along the line, Asiwaju brought in the then Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone II, AIG Leye Oyebade to the meeting with IBEDC.


The security cover provided by the AIG enabled Asiwaju and the IBEDC Technical Team to visit Ilesa on Tuesday, 26th March, 2019 to inspect and evaluate the level of damages to the IBEDC Tools, Power Stations, Equipment, and Offices.


At the end of the visit, a damage claim in the sum of N245,000,000 (Two Hundred and Forty-Five Million Naira) was slammed on Ijesaland to effect all the damages.


Asiwaju resumed another series of meetings with the IBEDC Management with a view to beseech IBEDC to effect the repairs to ensure electricity wasrestored to Ijesaland.


At a point when IBEDC became adamant, Asiwaju wrote His Excellency, Governor AdegboyegaOyetola on Thursday, 4th of April, 2019 to please kindly intervene as the power outage was becoming too prolong and absolutely unbearable for Ijesaland community.


His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Osun State, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola heeded this plea and on Wednesday, 10th April, 2019 summoned a tripartite meeting of the State Government, IBEDC, and Ijesaland Community.


Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi with Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on Wednesday, 10th April 2019 to resolve IBEDC/Ijesaland issues. Same meeting was used by Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi to privately open discussion on the College Upgrade to a University.



The Executive Governor led the State Team which also included the Deputy Governor; The Right Honourable Speaker of the State of Assembly; Secretary to the State Government; Chief of Staff; Head of Service; amongst others.


The IBEDC team was led by Chief Sunday Oduntan. Others were Engr Akin Abiodun, Mrs Jumoke Olukosi, and Capt Gbenga Ajagbe.


The tripartite meeting of Osun State Government, Ijesa Community, and IBEDC to resolve Ijesaland/IBEDC held at Governor's office on 10th April, 2019.


The strategy meeting before tripartite general meeting between the Governor and his Cabinet with Ijesaland Community on Ijesaland/IBEDC imbroglio on 10th April 2019


MEETING WITH THE TOP MANAGEMENT OF IBEDC: Seating from left to right are IBEDC Chief Financial Officer, Ms Ronke Owotomo; Chief Operating Officer/Deputy Managing Director, Engr John Ayodele; Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi; and the Chief Assets Protection Officer, Capt Gbenga Ajagbe.



Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi leading the AIG Adeleye Oyebade and his team to a meeting with the top management of IBEDC in Ibadan on Wednesday 20th March, 2019.


Our traditional institutions that symbolise our common heritage, culture, values, and goals were not sufficiently networking in building the synergy required to champion and drive sustainable development in Ijesaland.


With the consent of His Imperial Majesty, Owa Obokun Adimula and Paramount Ruler of Ijesaland, Oba (Dr) Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran II, CFR, LL.D, the First Asiwaju of Ijesaland gallantly proceeded to move round the various Palaces in Ijesaland on the need to drive Unity and Peace among all communities as a panacea for achieving steady growth and development in Ijesaland.

At the end of the consultation, the first in the series of this Unity meeting among all Traditional Rulers in Ijesaland was held in Ifewara on Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019 where 109 Traditional Rulers were in attendance.


It is instructive to remark that all attending Royal Fathers were unanimous in their decision on both the desirability of such meeting and also serving as a platform to speak with one voice on matters concerning Ijesaland’s interest under the headship of the Paramount Ruler of Ijesaland, Owa Obokun Adimula.


On a lighter mood, some of our revered Royal Fathers were having the opportunity of meeting with one another for the first time at that meeting.


The success of the maiden edition fueled the organisation of the second edition in Ijebu-jesa on Wednesday, 6th of November 2019 where emerging security challenges and environmental implications of Artisanal Miners were thoroughly interrogated and solutions proffered.


It is heart-warming to observe today the tremendous improvement in camaraderie among our esteemed Royal Fathers where they now relate as members of one big family sharing contemporary experiences on development, security, economy, and social issues.


The improved attendance of our respected Royal Fathers at the Annual Iwude Ijesa has its roots in the Unity meeting initiated and facilitated by the First Asiwaju of Ijesaland.


The breakout of COVID-19 pandemic in early year 2020 has temporarily halted physical meeting but thanks to telecommunication technology that has encouraged alternative means of networking among our valued Royal Majesties.


At his Chieftaincy installation ceremony on Saturday, 22nd October 2016, witnessed by unprecedented and unparalleled turnout of guests from all walks of life as remarked at the ceremony by no other person but our own highly revered Imperial Majesty and Paramount Ruler of Ijesaland, Oba (Dr) Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran II, CFR; LLD., Kabiyesi was enthused and visibly excited with the attendance. He challenged the new Asiwaju, Yinka Fasuyi to build a befitting Palace for him.


The seriousness, priority, preference, crucial and preeminent value Kabiyesi placed on his need for a new and modern Palace was unmistakable as he did not hide it from the massive audience that, the delivery of a new Palace is Kabiyesi's most important consideration and prime need and he designated the First Asiwaju of Ijesaland, Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi to deliver it to him and Ijesaland.



To reinforce his uncompromising stance on his demand for a new Palace from the new Asiwaju, Kabiyesi went further to admonish Asiwaju not to fall into the pitfalls suffered by the previous attempts to build a new Palace for him.


By the time the ceremony was over, the First Asiwaju of Ijesaland knew he had an herculean task ahead of him in his communal journey.


Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi took this challenge, and deployed his 30-year management consultancy skills to fashion out cutting edge strategies to employ in accomplishing the task of building a new Palace.


Meanwhile, a daunting obstacle before Asiwaju was how to convince well-meaning Ijesa Sons and Daughters, Societies, Clubs, and Associations to embark on another series of donations towards building a new Palace when the previous donation towards same cause was yet to be accounted for.


A master strategist that Asiwaju is, he put on his longest Thinking Cap!


“Our generation has the ability and the responsibility to make our ever-more connected world a more hopeful, stable and peaceful place.” – Natalie Portman


He knew undoubtedly that to win the trust of the people of Ijesaland, he had to earn it. Pronto, he started his education empowerment program through the offering of Bursary Scholarship to 100 Students from Public Secondary Schools in the six LGAs in Ijesaland in 2017. There was widespread misconception of his mission in doing this as many political gladiators became jittery that Asiwaju was merely using the scholarship scheme to prepare his imminent entrance into the political turf.


However, by the time the scheme was repeated in 2018 with an enhanced figure of 250 Beneficiaries across all communities in Ijesaland coupled with the absence of campaign posters, 2018 being an election year in Osun State, the credibility of the scholarship scheme became enhanced and of course the integrity and credibility of the Founder of Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi Foundation (AYFF), the foundation sponsoring the scholarship catapulted.


The IBEDC/Ijesaland saga of 2019 and the attendant Initiative and leadership roles of Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi in resolving the imbroglio geometrically shot up Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi as a true selfless leader whose vision and mission was to serve Ijesaland at no cost to the Ijesa Communities.


It was this strategically built up profile of credibility, integrity, uprightness, probity, rectitude, and honour that gave Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi the confidence to personally approach His Imperial Majesty, Owa ObokunA and Paramount Ruler of Ijesaland, Oba (Dr) Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran II, CFR, LL.D on Saturday, 14th December 2019 with a proposal to build a new Palace and his strategies for accomplishing this.


Kabiyesi took Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi up on his proposed strategies for mobilising Ijesas for funds where he pessimistically asked Asiwaju " Do you think Ijesas would heed your call for another set of donations towards a new Palace when they had not seen any feasible result from the previous donation?"


Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi optimistically responded by saying "Kabiyesi it is only God that can answer the question you raised. But I am trusting in the Almighty God to see me through since it is a new path I have never treaded. All I want Baba Kabiyesi is your blessing for me to succeed in this assignment"



Kabiyesi was quick to offer his prayers and wished Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi huge success in the herculean task.


The First Asiwaju of Ijesaland left the Palace fulfilled and within the remaining eight hours of that Saturday, 14th December 2019 put up a one-on-one personal telephone calls to 29 illustrious Ijesa Sons and Daughters sharing his vision and mission for the new Palace.


It was as if all the people called had a premonition of the subject matter and held a meeting to agree on what their collective responses would be, which was "Asiwaju, because it is you championing this cause and I believe in your pedigree of integrity, transparency, and accountability, I shall support you by participating in this new Owa's Palace Project "


The following day, Sunday 15th December 2019 Asiwaju organised a maiden meeting in his Ilesa residence where the following distinguished Ijesa Compatriots were invited from the list of people he had spoken to the previous day. In selecting the few he had invited he had found them very worthy to be constituted into the Project Management Team (PMT) which he immediately constituted at the maiden meeting of Sunday, 15th December 2019.


Those invited were:

1. Chief Akin Akinola

2. Prince Lowo Adebiyi

3. Chief (Mrs) Dupe Ajayi Gbadebo

4. Engr Busayo Aluko

5. Chief Afolabi Igbaroola

6. Mr. Diran Fasuyi


Picture of Members at the maiden meeting Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi called in respect of the New Owa's Palace at his Ilesa residence on Sunday, 15th December 2019.


Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi briefing His Imperial Majesty, Owa Obokun Adimula on the New Palace Project on 17th January 2020

His Imperial Majesty, Owa Obokun Adimula with Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi and his Team on visit in respect of the New Palace on 17th January, 2020


“It is not more bigness that should be our goal. We must attempt, rather, to bring people back to the warmth of community, to the worth of individual effort and responsibility, and of individuals working together as a community, to better their lives and their children’s future.” – Robert F. Kennedy


To ensure Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi did not confer on himself absolute power on the Project, inspite of the fact that he conceived and initiated the Project, he conceived and enthroned the establishment of an oversight body, Project Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (PMEC) under the Indefatigable leadership of Mr Iyiola Faniyi, to provide check and balance over the Project Management Team that he formed and chaired.


At the signing of the Contract for the New Palace of Owa Obokun Adimula at the Ibadan Business School office of Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi on Monday, 4th March 2020.


Inspite of all these accountability structures, Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi ensured that no Kobo of the Project was released without the express consent of the entire body of contributors through the WhatsApp platform created for the Project operations.


To the glory of the Almighty God, Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi led Ijesas to build and deliver in a record time of 9-month the most magnificent Palace in Yorubaland and beyond despite the huge backlash of the raging Covid19.


Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi is full of gratitude to revered members of the Project Management Team (PMT) namely, Prince Lowo Adebiyi (Vice Chairman); Engr Busayo Aluko (General Secretary); Chief Afolabi Igbaroola (Treasurer); and Chief (Mrs) Dupe Ajayi Gbadebo (Legal Adviser) for their respective selfless service and unforgettable roles and sacrifices in the delivery of the new Owa's Palace.


“Once something is memorable, it’s living and you’re using it. That to me is the foundation of a creative society.”- Yo￾Yo Ma


Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi was also very proud of the illustrious roles and commitments of the members of Project Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (PMEC) comprising of the workaholic, devoted Chairman who came into the Project as a Mr. but left with an enhanced title of Engr Iyiola Faniyi; Erelu Olusola Agbeja Obada (Vice Chairman); Engr Yemi Oguntominiyi (General Secretary); Engr Bola Olowe(Asst. General Secretary); Alh. Lateef Bakare (Financial Secretary); Rt. Hon Timothy Owoeye (Member); and Engr Olusegun Okebiorun (Member).


Of course, Asiwaju would remain eternally grateful to Baba Sawe of Ilesa, High Chief Akinwande Akinola for his incredible support and advise throughout the Project life. As well as the amazing, incredible, awesome, progressive, illustrious 122 Ijesa Compatriots on 2020 Owa's Palace Project WhatsApp Platform, you are all architects of the success of the fifth anniversary of installation of the First Asiwaju of Ijesaland and may God bless you all mightily for your labour of sacrifice to Ijesaland. One of our revered leaders in jesaland, Chief (Sir) Olatunde Aluko among others equally congratulated everyone who contributed to the success of the Owa's Palace Project as indicated below;

“I wholeheartedly congratulate you all, my dear and beloved Ijesa brothers and sisters who have cheerfully contributed financially and morally to the tremendous success of this most laudable Project - a prestigious Palace for OwaObokun of Ijesaland during the reign of the Alaiyeluwa, Owa, His Imperial Majesty, Oba, Dr. Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaranll, CFR, LLD. The initiative, efforts and huge contribution of Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi cannot but be singled out. It’s my fervent prayer to God to bless each and every one of us and reward us all handsomely in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen. 


I say hearty congratulations and Kudos to everyone”. 

Obòkún a gbè á o.

From

Chief (Sir) Olatunde Aluko, Sasore of Ilesa Former President, Ijesa Society, Lagos, 3rd February, 2021.


And to the Man of God, Provost of the Cathedral of Holy Trinity, Omofe, Very Revd. Enitan Olajide whom Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi met with on the 1st of January, 2020 to put the Project in God's hands with unceasing prayers throughout the Project life, may his ministry continue to flourish and may the Almighty God continue to increase His anointing on him.


Incredibly unlike what obtains usually in most places, savings of, N36,173,994.31 was made from the contributions of the illustrious Ijesa sons and daughters out of which N36,000,000 was transferred as seed money to 2021 Ijesa Health Is Wealth Project, while the balance of N173,994: 31 was left in the account.


Please kindly find attached below the Owa's Palace Project closing address issued by Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi on Saturday, 30th January 2021 which details the position of financial accounts, Palace commissioning, Palace Maintenance, and Crossover to the new Health Project.


His Imperial Majesty, Owa Obokun Adimula briefing Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi and his Team at the site of the New Palace on 17th January 2020


Kaabiyesi, His Imperial Majesty leading Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi and his Team to the site allocated for the new Palace on 17th January 2020. 

His Imperial Majesty, Owa Obokun Adimula showing Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi and his Team at the site to locate the New Palace on 17th January, 2020


Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi leading Kabiyesi on the inspection tour of the new Palace under construction

At the site inspection of new Palace Project with PMT and PMEC members


At the middle is His Imperial Majesty, Owa Obokun Adimula and Paramount Ruler of Ijesaland, Oba (Dr) Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran 11, CFR, LL.D. From Kabiyesi's left are PMEC Vice Chairman, Her Excellency, Erelu Olusola Agbeja-Obada; PMT Chairman, Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi; PMEC Chairman, Mr Iyiola Faniyi; PMT Treasurer, Chief Afolabi Igbaroola. To the right of Kabiyesi are PMT Vice Chairman, Revd Lowo Adebiyi; and PMT General Secretary, Engr Busayo Aluko, during the new Palace inspection tour with Kabiyesi on Thursday, 5th November 2020.



2020 OWA'S PALACE PROJECT FINALLY CLOSED

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men” – Herman Melville

PREAMBLE

Everything that has a beginning surely must have an end. So it is with our collective journey that started about a year ago and with our mission on the delivery of New Owa's Palace accomplished, thus brings us to the inevitable terminal point.

Our spirit of "we can" has rekindled the Ijesas' ageless tradition of championing self development.

My profound gratitude to all the 122 illustrious Ijesa women and men in this house who have supported this Project morally, financially, technically, culturally, and spiritually. You all have truly demonstrated your love and affection for Ijesaland, your fatherland.

May your source of blessing never run dry.

May the good Lord continue to fulfil all your heart desires

May His grace that passes all human understanding avail for you, your loved ones, and your endeavours, In Jesus Mighty Name.

We are truly and deeply proud of you all.

Obokun a gbe a, O.


I wish to convey my sincere appreciation to my soulmates, team-mate, and colleagues in the Project Management Team (PMT), namely the Vice Chairman, Prince Lowo Adebiyi; General Secretary, Engr Busayo Aluko; Treasurer, Chief Afolabi Igbaroola; and Legal Adviser, Lady Dupe Ajayi Gbadebo. And to the Oversight Body in the Project Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (PMEC), namely the Chairman, MrIyiolaFaniyi; Vice Chairman, Her Excellency Erelu Olusola Agbeja Obada; General Secretary, Engr Yemi Oguntominiyi; Asst. General Secretary, Engr Bola Olowe; Rt. Hon Timothy Owoeye; Alh. Lateef Bakare; and Engr Olusegun Okebiorun.


Permit me to also thank our Palace Furnishing and Commissioning Committee (PFCC), namely the Chairperson, Lady Dupe Ajayi Gbadebo; Engr Busayo Aluko; Mr Diran Fasuyi;and Chief Afolabi Igbaroola for sourcing for the Palace the state of the arts and customized furnishing, and also midwifing the organisation of a well befitting Palace Commissioning ceremony.


Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi receiving His Excellency at the New Palace commissioning

His Excellency, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola; His Imperial Majesty, Owa Obokun Adimula, Oba (Dr) Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran 11, CFR, LL.D and Asiwaju of Ijesaland, Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi at the commissioning of the New Palace on Saturday, 26th December 2020.


Dignitaries at the New Palace Commissioning


Photograph of New Palace Financial Contributors


PROJECT FINANCES

In all (Project Account & Commissioning Account) we generated a gross total contribution of N307,019,752:57


We expended a total sum of N 215,000,000 on the construction of the Palace.


We spent N 45,203,114:27 in Furnishing the Palace.


A sum of N9,190,900 was spent on Palace Commissioning ceremony (This amount was SEPARATELY RAISED by members of the sole purpose of financing Palace Commissioning and NOT taken from New Palace Project account).


And a Seed Money of N 1,000,000 was paid into the New Palace Maintenance Committee account.


As I had reported in previous posts, the New Palace Maintenance Committee (NPMC) under the headship of Chief Afolabi Igbaroola has been inaugurated with membership comprising of all the 12 Chairmen of the 12 LGAs/LCDAs in Ijesaland. Each has agreed to be contributing 50k on monthly basis, amounting to N 600,000 monthly with effect from January 2021, for the sustainable maintenance of the Palace.


Savings made from our finances of the Palace Project is N 36,173,994:31.


A sum of N36,000,000 (Thirty-Six Million Naira) out of the savings was transferred to 2021 IJESA HEALTH IS WEALTH PROJECT as seed fund while N173,994:31 (One Hundred and Seventy-Three Thousand, Nine Hundred and Ninety-Four Naira, Thirty-One Kobo) is left in the account.


Please kindly find in the attached documents summary of accounts of 2020 OWA'S PALACE PROJECT.


The Statement of Accounts of 2020 OWA'S PALACE PROJECT from Inception to date shall be circulated on Monday, 1st February, 2021 directly to each member's WhatsApp line.


The breakdown and summary of individuals' financial contributions as at the close of business on 31st January, 2021 shall also be forwarded to each member's WhatsApp line, for your records please.


Similarly, a comprehensive inventory of all the Palace Equipment, Tools, Appliances, Furnitures, Fittings, Arts, and Materials are being compiled separately by the PMT (through the General Secretary,E Busayo Aluko) and NPMC (through its Chairman, Chief Afolabi Igbaroola). Each of them would be sharing their independent reports with this platform on Friday, 12th February 2021. Hard Copies of the Inventory shall be made available to all members of the PMT, PMEC, NPMC, and Palace Secretariat for record.


The Old Palace of His Imperial Majesty, Owa Obokun Adimula and Paramount Ruler of Ijesaland used up till Saturday, 26th December 2020 before Commissioning the New Palace.


Beautiful Picture of the New Palace of His Imperial Majesty; Owa Obokun Adimula and Paramount Ruler of Ijesaland commissioned on 26th December 2020. 


Beautiful Picture of the New Palace


The interior of the New Palace


The interior of the New Palace


The interior of the New Palace


MIGRATION TO 2021 IJESA HEALTH IS WEALTH PROJECT


“It only takes one person to mobilize a community and inspire change. Even if you don’t feel like you have it in you, it’s in you. You have to believe in yourself. People will see your vision and passion and follow you.” – Teyonah Parris.


The reward for hard work that we have all gallantly exhibited in the successful delivery of Owa’s Palace is more work.


We have delivered to our Imperial Majesty a beautiful befitting Palace. It is now time to deliver on Public Goods. Yes, it is now time to deliver on what concerns you and I. It is time to improve on the lifespan of Ijesa women and men! It is time to care for the young and old! It is time to demonstrate that we care for all! It is time to show that Good Health is WEALTH!


You cannot afford to lag behind! I cannot afford to lag behind! You can never be an observer! You must be a player!


Help Ijesaland!

Sacrifice for Ijesaland!

Make Your Resource Count!

Take Your Health Destiny in Your Hands!

Be Part of History!


I heartily welcome you all into the 2021 IJESA HEALTH IS WEALTH PROJECT.


The global egg-heads in health practice have developed a super Roadmap to move Ijesaland to health Eldorado!


Find in the 2021 IJESA HEALTH IS WEALTH PROJECT PLATFORM in which you have been eminently enrolled the robust outputs of their intellectual diagnosis.


The Project Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) has recommended what is described as the second of its type in the whole of Nigeria, for Ijesaland.


Our profound gratitude goes to the PTAC Chairman & Immediate Past Minister of Health, Prof Isaac FolorunsoAdewole; the Chairman of Federal Teaching Hospitals in Nigeria & Former Chief Medical Director of the first Teaching Hospital in Nigeria, UCH Ibadan, Professor Abiodun Ilesanmi; the World Health Organisation (WHO) Consultant, Professor Oye Gureje; Internationally renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon, Professor Lawrence Oginni; and a profound military medical practitioner in the National Hospital, Abuja, Col (Dr) Akin Moses.


Ijesaland could not have been better blessed with this array of intellectual medical giants who have researched, brainstormed, analysed, travelled to inspect, held series of meetings, to articulate the Blueprint for 2021 IJESA HEALTH IS WEALTH PROJECT. 


The blueprint is a must read for every "ojulowoomoIjesa"

Do not allow their efforts go to waste.

Enrol today in the 2021 IJESA HEALTH IS WEALTH PROJECT platform to meet and join other committed, devoted, passionate and revered Ijesa women and men who have resolved to be counted worthy in a time of need in Ijesaland. Enrol your name in the Hall of Honour in Ijesaland!


The Almighty God shall continue to bless you as you take that decision, NOW!


Obokun a gbegbogbo ria O!


Wishing you all a safe, happy, healthy, blessed, and prosperous year 2021.


From all of us in the PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEAM (PMT)

1. ASIWAJU YINKA FASUYI, Chairman

2. REV (PRINCE) LOWO ADEBIYI Vice Chairman

3. ENGR BUSAYO ALUKO General Secretary

4. CHIEF AFOLABI IGBAROOLA. Treasurer

5. LADY DUPE AJAYI GBADEBO Legal Adviser

Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi, The Asiwaju of Ijesaland CHAIRMAN



PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEAM 2020 OWA'S PALACE PROJECT, 30th January, 2021.

2020 OWA’S PALACE PROJECT

FINAL MEMBERS' FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AS AT 30TH JANUARY 2021

1. ASIWAJU YINKA FASUYI Amount paid (₦):20,150,000. Amount pledged/Levied (₦):20M

2. OGBENI RAUF AREGBESOLA Amount paid (₦): 20M, Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 20M

3. MR NIRAN OLAYINKA Amount paid (₦): 16M, Amount pledged/Levied ₦): 16M

4. MR SUPO SHADIYA Amount paid ₦): 15M, Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 15M

5. MR IYIOLA FANIYI Amount paid (₦):7.5M Amount pledged/Levied (₦):7.5M

6. CHIEF AKIN AKINOLA 

Amount paid (₦): 7.5M 

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 7.5M 

7. CHIEF GBENGA ONIGBOGI 

Amount paid (₦): 7.5M 

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 7.5M 

8. PROF ISAAC FOLORUNSO ADEWOLE 

Amount paid (₦): 7M

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 7M

9. ENGR OLUSEGUN OKEBIORUN 

Amount paid (₦): 7M

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 7M

10. ALHAJI LATEEF BAKARE 

Amount paid (N): 6.5M

Amount pledged/Levied (N): 6.5M

11. ERELU OLUSOLA AGBEJA-OBADA 

Amount paid (₦): 6M

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 6M

12. MR TOLA ADEOGBA 

Amount paid (₦): 5.5M

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 5.5M

13. SIR (CHIEF) OLATUNDE ALUKO 

Amount paid (₦): 5M

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 5M

14. CHIEF TAYO AYENI 

Amount paid (₦): 5M

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 5M

15. PROF DEBO ADEYEMI

Amount paid (₦): 5M

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 5M

16. DR CHARLES AKINOLA 

Amount paid (₦): 5M

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 5M

17. OTUNBA MOSES OLADIPO FASUYI 

Amount paid: (₦): 5M

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 5M

18. MR OLADIRAN FASUYI 

Amount paid (₦): 4.1M

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 4.1M

19. CHIEF BABAJIDE OLATUNDE-AGBEJA 

Amount paid (₦): 4M

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 4M

20. ENGR BODE ESHO 

Amount paid (₦): 4M

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 4M

21. CHIEF KOLAPO OLATUNJI-BELLO 

Amount paid (₦): 4M.

22.. CHIEF (MRS) OLUREMI OLOWU 

Amount paid (₦): 3.5M

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 3.5M

23. PROF FOLUSO OKUNMADEWA 

Amount paid ₦): 3M

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 3M

24. OBA ADEDOYIN ADELEKUN 

Amount paid (₦): 3M

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 3M

25. ENGR YEMI OGUNTOMINIYI 

Amount paid (₦): 3M

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 5M

26. CHIEF (DR) OLUBISI FASUYI 

Amount paid ₦): 3M

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 3M

27. PROF IDOWU OLAYINKA 

Amount paid (N): 2.5M 

Amount pledged/Levied (N): 2.5M 

28. MR SEUN ONI 

Amount paid (₦): 2.5M

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 2.5M 

29. SIR NATHANIEL MODUPE LONGE 

Amount paid (₦): 2.5M 

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 2.5M 

30. ARC. DEJI ADEBIYI 

Amount paid (₦): 2.5M 

Amount pledged/Levied (₦):N/Y

31. PRINCE LOWO ADEDEJI

Amount paid (₦): 2.5M 

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): N/Y

32. PROF FEMI ODEKUNLE 

Amount paid (₦): 2.5M 

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 2.5M 

33. MRS YEMISI IYANDA 

Amount paid (₦): 2.5M 

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 2.5M 

34. DUPE AJAYI GBADEBO, MRS 

Amount paid (₦):2.5M 

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 2.5M 

35. PRINCESS MARIAM MODUPE AJANAKU 

Amount paid (₦): N2.2M

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 5M

36. PRINCE ADEDEJI HAASTRUP

Amount paid (₦):2M

Amount pledged/Levied (₦):2M

37. PRINCE GBENGA LUFADEJU

Amount paid (₦):2M

Amount pledged/Levied (₦):2M

38. BARR. FEMI OSOBU

Amount paid (₦):2M

Amount pledged/Levied (₦):2M

39. PROF OYE IBIDAPO-OBE

Amount paid (₦): 2M

Amount pledged/Levied (N): 2M 

40. CHIEF (MRS) AMINA TITI ATIKU ABUBAKAR 

Amount paid (₦): 2M

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 5M

41. MR TOYE OMOLE 

Amount paid (₦): 2M 

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 5M

42. DR. (COL) AKIN MOSES 

Amount paid (₦): 2M

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 2M

43. RT. HON. TIMOTHY OWOEYE 

Amount paid (₦): 2M 

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 6M

44. PROF BIODUN ILESANMI 

Amount paid (₦): 2M 

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 2M

45. OBA ADETAYO HAASTRUP 

Amount paid (₦): 2M

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 5M

46. MR. MUYIWA ADUROJA (SAN)

Amount paid (₦): 2M 

Amount pledged/Levied (₦):2M

47. MR BOSUN FALORE 

Amount paid (₦): 2M 

Amount pledged/Levied ₦): 2M 

48. LATE CHIEF SALIU BOLAJI BAKARE 

Amount paid (₦): 2M 

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 2M 

49. PRINCE ABIMBOLA OLASHORE 

Amount paid (₦): 2M 

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 2M 

50. MR TONY IGBAROOLA 

Amount paid (₦): 2M 

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 2M

51. DR BANJO OBALEYE 

Amount paid (₦): 2M 

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 2M

52. MR ADELEKE OLANIYI AGBOLA 

Amount paid (₦): 2M 

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 2M 

53. HRH OBA OLADIPO OLAITAN 

Amount paid (₦): 2M 

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 2M 

54. DR OLADIMEJI ALO 

Amount paid (₦): 2M 

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 2M 

55. PROF OYEWUSI GUREJE 

Amount paid (₦): 2M 

Amount pledged/Levied (₦): 2M 

56. REVD LOWO ADEBIYI 

Amount paid (N): 2M 

Amount pledged/Levied (N):

2M

57. PRINCE SAMSON ATAYERO

Amount paid (N): 2M 

Amount pledged/Levied (N):2M

58. CHIEF AFOLABI IGBAROOLA 

Amount paid (N): 2M 

Amount pledged/Levied (N):

2M

59. ENGR. BOLA OLOWE 

Amount paid (N): 2M 

Amount pledged/Levied (N): 2M

60. HON JIBOLA FAMUREWA 

Amount paid (N): 1.5M 

Amount pledged/Levied (N): 2M 

61. PRINCE OLUSEYI LUFADEJU 

Amount paid (N): 1.5M 

Amount pledged/Levied (N): 2M 

62. PROF (PRINCE) DOLAPO LUFADEJU 

Amount paid (N): 1.5M 

Amount pledged/Levied (N): 2M 

63. MR OLUMUYIDE J. OLOWOKERE

Amount paid (₦):1M

Amount pledged/Levied (₦):2M

64. BARR. (DR) JANET OGUNDIPE FASHAKIN

Amount paid (₦):1M

Amount pledged/Levied (₦):2M

65. ENGR. DAPO ABE

Amount paid (₦):1M

Amount pledged/Levied (₦):2M

66. MR DIPO KOMOLAFE

Amount paid (₦):1M

Amount pledged/Levied (₦):2M

67. MR TUNBOSUN OSOBU

Amount paid (₦):1M

Amount pledged/Levied (₦):2M

68. DR. ANTHONY AYO AYENI

Amount paid (₦):1M

Amount pledged/Levied (₦):2M

69. SEN. FRANCIS ADENIGBA FADAHUNSI

Amount paid (₦):1M

Amount pledged/Levied (₦):N/Y

70. HON. WOLE OKE

Amount paid (₦):1M

Amount pledged/Levied (₦):N/Y

71. HON. WALE ADEDOYIN

Amount paid (₦):1M

Amount pledged/Levied (₦):N/Y

72. MR OMOTAYO AWODIYA 

Amount paid (N): 1M

Amount pledged/Levied (N): 2M

73. CHIEF FELIX FAGBOHUNGBE 

Amount paid (N): 1M

Amount pledged/Levied(N): N/Y

74 ENGR. FOLORUNSO ESAN 

Amount paid (N): 1M

Amount pledged/Levied (N): 2M

75. ENGR. BUSAYO ALUKO

Amount paid (₦): 1M

Amount pledged/Levied (₦):2M

76. CHIEF (MRS) YINKA OBALEYE

Amount paid (N): 1M

Amount pledged/Levied (N): 2M

77. PROF WALE AWODIYA 

Amount paid (N): 1M

Amount pledged/Levied (N): 2M

78. PRINCESS TOYIN KOLADE 

Amount paid (N): 1M

Amount pledged/Levied (N): 2M

79. JUSTICE RAKIYA HAASTRUP

Amount paid (₦):1M 

Amount pledged/Levied (₦):2M

80. JUSTICE ADEDOTUN ONIBOKUN 

Amount paid (N): 1M

Amount pledged/Levied (N): 2M

81. OTUNBA MUYIWA AKINBOLAGBE 

Amount paid (N): 1M

Amount pledged/Levied (N): 2M

82. ENGR TAYO FAJUYITAN 

Amount paid (N): 1M

Amount pledged/Levied (N):

2M

83. PRINCE OLUMIDE ARIMORO 

Amount paid (N): 1M 

Amount pledged/Levied (N): 2M

84. HON. BABATUNDE AYENI 

Amount paid (N): 1M 

Amount pledged/Levied (N):

2M

85. HRH ADEKUNLE ADENIPEKUN 

Amount paid (N): 1M 

Amount pledged/Levied (N): 2M 

86. PRINCE ADEDOTUN AROMOLARAN 

Amount paid (N): 1M

Amount pledged/Levied (N): 2M

87. MR ADEWALE IDOWU 

Amount paid (N): 1M 

Amount pledged/Levied (N): 2M 

88. CHIEF DIDEOLU FALOBI 

Amount paid (N): 1M 

Amount pledged/Levied (N): 2M 

89. AYEKO-FALORE FAMILY 

Amount paid (N): 1M 

Amount pledged/Levied (N): 2M 

90. OGUNMOKUN ROYAL FAMILY 

Amount paid (N): 1M 

Amount pledged/Levied (N): 2M

91. DR WALE BOLORUNDURO 

Amount paid (N): 1M 

Amount pledged/Levied (N): 2M 

92. MR ABIOLA AYENI 

Amount paid (N): 1M 

Amount pledged/Levied (N): 2M

93. MR. BODE AYENI 

Amount paid (N): 1M 

Amount pledged/Levied (N): 2M

94. PASTOR BOLA LONGE 

Amount paid (N): 1M 

Amount pledged/Levied (N):2M

95. MR OLUREMI AYOOLA OMOWAIYE 

Amount paid (N): 1M 

Amount pledged/Levied (N): 2M 

96. ENGR. AYOOLA ODEYEMI 

Amount paid (N): 1M 

Amount pledged/Levied (N):2M

97. ENGR ADEMOLA AGORO 

Amount paid:(N): 1M 

Amount pledged/Levied (N): 2M

98 CHIEF KUNLE ODEYEMI 

Amount paid (N): 1M 

Amount pledged/Levied (N): 2M

99.MR FOLUSO FAJUYITAN-AYEGBUSI

Amount paid (N): N1M 

Amount pledged/Levied (N): 2M 

100. ENGR OLUMAKINDE ONI 

Amount paid (N): 500K

Amount pledged/Levied (N):2M

101. MR AKINLOLU AKINOLA 

Amount paid (N): N500K 

Amount pledged/Levied (N):

102. HON. TAIWO AKEJU 

Amount paid (N): 250K

Amount pledged/Levied (N): 2M

-Total Amount Paid- ₦ 295,700,000.00

Finally on the new Owa's Palace, Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi remains everlastingly grateful to the Alpha and Omega, the Jehovah Jireh, the I am that I am, the Omnipotent, the King of Kings, the Elshadahi, the One Yesterday, the One Today, and the One Forever for enabling Asiwaju to find favour with God and everyone who contributed their hard-earned money and services to fulfill the herculean task of building a new Palace, placed on him at his installation as Asiwaju on Saturday, 22nd October 2016.

It can only be God! And to him Asiwaju returns glory, and adoration.


A true community is not just about being geographically close to someone or part of the same social web network. It’s about feeling connected and responsible for what happens. Humanity is our ultimate community, and everyone plays a crucial role.” – Yehuda Berg



Currently however, we are all witnesses to both the economic gains it has attracted to the nation and the attendant environmental degradation and disaster it has wrecked on the oil producing communities in the South-South of Nigeria.

Ijesaland as we all know is endowed with variety of solid minerals amongst which is gold. This huge deposit of best grade of gold otherwise known as 'sweet gold' has recently turned Ijesaland into a new Mecca for all sorts of gold scavengers swarming our lands day and night with their crude Artisanal Mining operations.

The month of April 2020 was full of various life-threatening stories in the regular media and social media of the different shades of devastation the illegal miners had visited on our lands in different communities in Ijesaland. This trend of heart-wrenching stories continued unabated till the beginning of May 2020.

Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi kept asking himself of a role he could play in this unwholesome development, realizing that it would be suicidal to pretend that all was well with the various forms of environmental pollution and destruction coupled with ignorance of many community leaders and members who were selling outrightly their God's given treasures to these gold scavengers.

The situation became unsettling and unbearable to the First Asiwaju of Ijesaland, very early in the morning of Sunday, 10th of May, 2020, Asiwaju woke up to think of identifying Ijesas with relevant background in mining and environmental management with a view to mobilising them to form a body which would enlighten our various communities in Ijesaland on the dangers and consequences of the ongoing mining practices in Ijesaland with a view to provide them with alternative safe and environmentally friendly Mining Practices.

By 10am of that same Sunday, 10th May, 2020 Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi had contacted the following distinguished multi-disciplinary professionals that were required and assembled to frontally address the menace of mining related environmental degradation in Ijesaland :

1. Mr. Supo Shadiya: Former Deputy Managing Director With Chevron Oil Company

2. Prof Idowu Olayinka: A Renowned Geologist And Sitting Vice Chancellor Of The University Of Ibadan

3. Dr Adigun Adewoye: A Former Statistician General Of The Federation

4. Alh. Lateef Bakare: An International Financial Consultant

5. Barr.(Sir) Ezekiel Ogunjuyigbe: A Respected Attorney With Vast Knowledge In Mining

6. Barr. Dosu Babatunde: A Popular Grassroots Politician And Former Chairman Of Atakunmosa West LGA

7. Arc. Ayo Osunloye: A Great Community Leader And President Of Ilesa Chambers Of Commerce, Mines,And Agriculture

8. Prof Gbenga Okunlola: A Foremost International Mining Consultant; President Of Africa Society Of Geologists; And Head Of Dept Of Geology, University Of Ibadan

9. Prof Babajide Alo : An Accomplished International Environmental Scientist And Former Deputy Vice Chancellor Of The University Of Lagos

10. Prof Iyiola Oni: A Seasoned And Internationally Renowned Environmentalist And Former Dean Of Social Sciences At The University Of Lagos

11. Prof Olaniyan Opafunso: A Leading International Mining Expert With Vast Knowledge In All Spheres Of Mining And Currently The Director General Of One Of The Federal Agencies Responsible For Regulating Mining Practices In Nigeria

12. Hon. Justice Dotun Onibokun : A Highly Respected Jurist And Princess In Ijesaland

13. Chief (Mrs) Dupe Ajayi Gbadebo: An Astute, Renowned Journalist, Lawyer, And Community Leader

14. Mr Adewale Idowu: A Committed Ijesa Compatriot, Successful Journalist, And Former Director General Of Osun State Broadcasting Corporation

15. Chief Akin Akinola : A Foremost Ijesa Leader, Former Managing Director Of International Breweries; And Sawe Of Ilesa

16. Engr (Mrs) Olu Maduka : A Globally Respected And Decorated First Nigeria Female Engineer, Fellow, Nigeria Academy Of Science, And Former President, Ijesa Society Lagos

The greatest experience in telepathy played out with Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi when at 2pm of the same Sunday, 10th May, 2020 the Kabiyesi, His Imperial Majesty, the Owa Obokun Adimula and Paramount Ruler of Ijesaland put a telephone call across to Asiwaju and asking him why Asiwaju had not deem it fit to respond to the embarrassingly increasing menace of Mining Scavengers in Ijesaland.

Fortunately, Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi was able to provide feedback to his Imperial Majesty of the initiative he took earlier the same day and reeled out the names of relevant accomplished Ijesas and Nigerians that he had invited and assembled to join him in the salvage mission.

This initiative of Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi led to the establishment of Ijesa Mineral Resources Development Forum (IMRDF). The forum created its WhatsApp platform to bring and introduce all members to one another along with the sharing of the IMRDF'S vision and mission on Friday, 15th May, 2020.


The maiden meeting of IMRDF under the Chairmanship of Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi was held on Sunday, 17th May, 2020 through Virtual/Zoom. A weekly business meeting became the order of the day for IMRDF.

It is on record that IMRDF had embarked on series of aggressive Enlightenment, Awareness Advocacy; and Environmental Protection Management Education to all the six LGAs in Ijesaland with attendance comprising of all the Traditional Rulers, Political Leaders, Community Leaders; 

Religious Leaders; Professional Groups; Women Leaders; and Youth Groups in all the communities in Ijesaland.


Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi leading Ijesa Mineral Resources Development Forum (IMRDF) sensitisation campaign on safe Mining Practices to Political Leaders in Ijesaland.


Incidents of outright sales of land to miners have drastically reduced; use of environmentally harmful mining chemicals has reduced; community participation and engagement in mining activities have improved.

It is also on record that the IMRDF through engagement of Thor Exploration Ltd (the owner of a major large-Scale Mining company in Nigeria, Segilola Mining License operating in Iperindo, Odo￾Ijesa, and Mogbara) has significantly improved the employment of many Ijesas in its operations.

IMRDF has been in the frontline of also engaging both the State Government of Osun and Federal Government in ensuring that Ijesaland is fairly, justifiably treated and accommodated from the resources accruing to both governments from Mineral and Mining exploration in Ijesaland.

The IMRDF has also formally met with the Osun State Government to press for the issuance of a Mining License from its stock to the entire people of Ijesaland in order to make Ijesas key players in the Mining sector that it has pleased Almighty God to endow Ijesaland with.


Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi at the Osun State Governor's Office leading IMRDF to make a case for Environmental Mining Protection for Ijesaland in August 2020.


Though it is not yet Uhuru but the IMRDF fights on for Ijesaland.


●This next baby and intervention of Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi is the most distracting, disturbing, distorting, and discouraging but yet the most exciting and leadership challenging one!

For the valued reader to appreciate the genesis of the conception of the ongoing 2021 Ijesa Health Is Wealth Project, then the two articles posted below is a must read.

“Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It’s important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It’s the way in which we ourselves grow and develop.” – Dorothy Height


OWA OBOKUN ADIMULA CONSENTED TO BUILDING OF AN OVER 100 MILLION NAIRA NEW PALACE FOR IJESALAND PARAMOUNT RULER IN ILESA.

The Owa Obokun Adimula of Ijesaland Oba Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran has granted the request of some Illustrious sons and daughters of Ijesaland to build a befitting palace for him by allocating a space for the project within the palace square.

The Owa Obokun in a consent letter presented to the leader of the palace project management team and the initiator of the idea , Asiwaju Olayinka Fasuyi, the Owa Obokun described the idea of the volunteers as noble, urging them not to be detracted by side talks nor discouraged by attitude of skeptics which he said can be annoying.

Oba Adekunle Aromolaran advised the team not to give in to pressure by anybody that might want to use his influence to bid for the contract or to lobby for supply of materials to execute the same as he has no interest in poke nosing into the affairs of the Project management team.

The Paramount ruler, while showing the location of the new palace which will occupy a 20,000 square meter land to be sited to the PMT, pleaded with the team to be time conscious saying procrastination is an enemy of time.

Oba Adekunle Aromolaran expressed confidence in the ability of the team to deliver to time going by their pedigree find it difficult to cancel his gratitude while going through the architectural design for the project which he described as palatial indeed.

Earlier, the initiator of the idea and leader of the team, Asiwaju of Ilesa and Balogun of Ijebu-jesa, Chief Yinka Fasuyi had told the Owa Obokun that he conceived the idea on the 14th of December last year, discussed it with his Imperial Majesty before beaconing the 102 kind hearted ijesas sons and daughters who have already keyed into lofty idea.

Asiwaju Fasuyi said a substantial amount of money have been realized to start the project with a lot of grandeur in February this year and handover the key to the Owa Obokun within the time frame of eight months.

He emphasized that Ijesa people are known for class and elegance, hence the need to put up an edifice that suits the status of the Paramount ruler and at the same time add to the grandeur to the Adimula palace square.

He explained that the architectural drawings were undertaken voluntarily by two firms namely Foyeh Limited and Restorark Associates Limited while the Technical team consists of other volunteers including, a structural engineer, Mr. Wole Erinfolami of E-Chrito Consult and a quality surveyor, Mr. Jide Kolawole of Kintrass Associates Consult, an Electrical Engineer, Mr Anu Egbedayo, a mechanical Engineer , Mr. Dipo Ladapo and Engineer Bola Olowe.The Project Management Team members are:

• Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi,

• Chief Akinwande Akinola,

• Barrister Dupe Ajayi-Gbadebo,

• Chief Afolabi Igbaroola,

• Elder BiyiLowo

• Mr. Busayo Aluko.

Highlight of the event included the presentation of a brief on the proposed Palace project to the Owa Obokun Adimula .

According to the brief, the proposed multi-million naira palace is expected to have the following:

1. Living Halls/Rooms with the following different capacities, namely: 50,25 and 10 .

2. 5 Bed private living area, with a kitchen, living room and other spaces that may be required

3. Private office

4. Library

5. Courtyard

6. Reception

7 . Store

8. Car park

Coverage: lsaac Haastrup.

Edited: Bobaseye Akinyemi Olusegun Fasakin

.It's happy new year my brother. I wish you all the best in 2020.

Now to the above, are we doing the best for our people with this grandiose project that will benefit only one of us, even if he is the Paramount leader of our land.

Is this what we the blessed elites can come up with, in the sea of options that could bring succour to our people?

You intend to take out 100,000,000 naira from the pockets of all Ijeshas and then bury it on a project that has no multiplier effect economically?

The above post states that your good self personally thought of this project about one month ago. So, the idea is being rushed, precluding any public celebration and consideration on merit.

Is this right? Is this fair to the masses of people in our society?

Are there no competing possibilities that will be of benefit to a greater number of our people?

Ire oooooooooo

Dr Akin Fapohunda, 19th January, 2020.


The first article dated 18th January 2020 was the news coverage from the visit of the Project Management Team of Owa's Palace Project to the Kabiyesi, His Imperial Majesty to publicly get his nod for the Project and also secure the land allocation for the Project from Kabiyesi.


The second article by a notable Ijesa Compatriot, Dr Akin Fapohunda was written to to Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi on the 19th January, 2020, a day after the first article went viral.


Our dear Compatriot, Dr Akin Fapohunda perceived quite inaccurately by all standards the need for the construction of a New Palace for Owa Obokun Adimula and Paramount Ruler of Ijesaland, and spending a 'whopping' sum of N100M (based on initial architectural design budget proposal) which was later achieved at 295M as undesirable and not well thought out. Meanwhile, the Owa's Palace Project was yet to commence yet there were disturbing distractions like the one coming from Dr Akin Fapohunda. But then, Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi quickly remembered the prophetic advice given by His Imperial Majesty to the Team which was captured in the news thus '..do not be distracted by side talks nor discouraged by attitude of skeptics which can be annoying..'This advice became handy to Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi. Rather than join issues with Dr Akin Fapohunda, he decided to put on his long Thinking Cap again.


In addition, rather than designating the entire message from Dr Akin Fapohunda as NONSENSE, Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi decided to refine the message by deleting the first three letters from the nonsense and to retain and work with the remaining word 'SENSE'. What Dr Akin Fapohunda would have loved Ijesas to spend the palace money on are mass-oriented projects as against his definitely erroneously defined 'One Person' Project.


Afterwards when Asiwaju with the immense support of eminent Ijesa sons and daughters, had delivered the New Owa's Palace his immediate assignment from His Imperial Majesty what he had always knew was germane was a mass benefiting Project that would have mass appeal in terms of impact and benefits to the large majority of people in Ijesaland.


By the end of September 2020, Asiwaju had decided that a Health Project would be most beneficial to the people. More so taking into consideration the ravaging impact of COVID-19 pandemic that was yet to abate. The first time Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi disclosed this Project to anyone was when he visited His Imperial Majesty to formally brief him of the New Palace Commissioning date and arrangements on Saturday, 12th December 2020.


It was at this meeting with His Imperial Majesty that Asiwaju disclosed to him that now that the New Palace was being delivered that he would love to shift to a new Project with mass appeal.


His Imperial Majesty then asked Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi the Project he had in mind and Asiwaju shared his passion for 'Ijesa Health Is Wealth Project'. Immediately, Kabiyesi keyed into the suggestion and gave his consent for Asiwaju to go ahead.


On Thursday, 10th December 2020, Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi formally introduced and announced the birth of '2021 Ijesa Health Is Wealth Project' to Ijesaland through the Owa's Palace Project WhatsApp platform. Please kindly find below the message announcing the birth of the Project:


2021 IJESA HEALTH IS WEALTH PROJECT

I am very reluctant to write this piece for a number of reasons, but the compelling situation at hand necessitates this.


One, we are all just recuperating from the financial stress of participating in '2020 Owa's Palace Project'. Thinking of a new agenda may be considered insensitive by many, to which they would be very right.


Two, the monumental challenge facing the entire world today in the area of health issues, disease, pandemic, and Medicare are too glaring to ignore.

Three, the growing urbanization of our 12 LGAs/LCDAs in Ijesaland requires commensurate response in terms of infrastructure.


Four, the realisation that the greatest and most precious resource to protect and preserve in life is the Human Capital.


Five, the belief that the true worth of our exposure, education, contemporary development and cultural value is measured in terms of infrastructural and social independence.


Six, is the reality that governments alone cannot provide all that we require to sustainably make life meaningful for our people in Ijesaland hence, the need for all of us to come to our collective aid.


Seven, where lies our pride as successful professionals, entrepreneurs, academics, and enterprising Ijesa Sons and Daughters if whenever we visit our homeland from Lagos, Abuja, Ibadan, Port Harcourt and the rest and there are health issues, and the nearest place we are rushed to is Ile-Ife or Osogbo or Ibadan?


Today, the truth of the matter is that as urbane and widely exposed as we are in Ijesaland, majority of our people still depend on Ile-Ife Obafemi Awolowo Teaching Hospital for our medical care. 


Many of our people are regularly rushed to its Special Amenities Ward for treatment. Our own heritage at the Wesley Guild Hospital, a unit of the same Obafemi Awolowo lacks this crucial facility in the 21st Century.


We must salute the vision and contributions of some Ijesas such as the Sarumi, Mrs Yinka Obaleye, Prof Debo Adeyemi, and Prof Isaac Folorunso Adewole who have contributed immensely into the infrastructural development of the hospital.


A gigantic Theatre Complex, facilitated by Prof Isaac Folorunso Adewole is under construction which is hoped to be completed in 2021.


In spite of all these developments, there is still the lack of Special Amenities Ward where specialised medical services could be rendered in a business-oriented fashion for its sustainability, as it is available in all Standard Teaching Hospitals across the globe.


I am convinced that if we seize advantage of the current momentum, we can once again collectively fill this critical gap in Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa for the overall benefit of all Ijesas.


In an attempt to examine the feasibility of this Project in Wesley Guild Hospital branch of the Obafemi Awolowo Teaching Hospital, I have had a one on one consultation with the following medical guru of Ijesa extract, namely, a former Minister of Health, Prof Debo Adeyemi; immediate past Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Folorunso Adewole; former Chief Medical Director of UCH and current Chairman of all Teaching Hospitals in Nigeria, Prof Biodun Ilesanmi; incumbent Chief Medical Director of UCH, Prof Jesse Abiodun Otegbayo; and current CMD of Obafemi Awolowo Teaching Hospital, Prof Adebayo Adetiloye.


As a demonstration of their respective enthusiasm in the Project, we are being assured of leveraging on their global networks to attract equipment support.


The consensus opinion of all these global medical practitioners is that we should have had it sinceyesterday, just to underscore the importance of this critical facility in our land.


The CMD of Obafemi Awolowo Teaching Hospital went a step further to arrange a visit to the Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa where he conducted the Team of Ijesas round the hospital and showed us alternative proposed sites for the Special Amenities Ward whenever Ijesas decide to act.


SPECIAL AMENITIES WARD OPERATIONS


The take away lesson learnt in the course of consultation is that for a successful and sustainable operation of this Private Ward, it would have to be operated in a business-like system. And that they would be willing to share with us the alternative models for us to pick from when the structure is getting ready.


EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS

One area where our illustrious Sons and Daughters in the diaspora could support this Project Is in the area of sourcing and donating most of the key equipment to this Special Amenities Ward as part of their contribution.


Further support would also come in form of providing a year round medical outreach whereby specialised medical professionals from different medical fields would be visiting regularly to attend to patients and also provide hands-on training to the local medical personnel.


In realisation of this objective, I had a discussion with the National Chairman of Egbe Omo Obokun in North America and Canada, Dr Busayo Awe who is enthused about the Project and gave assurance of his willingness to mobilise all Ijesas in the United States of America and Canada towards supporting this Project.


PROJECT COSTING


A 25-Suite Special Amenities Ward is being proposed within a Structure fitted with all comfort amenities and conveniences.

Provisions would also be made for 24 hour power supply through the installation of generating sets and inverter/solar systems. 

A Building Structure with all relevant amenities is projected to cost ₦100M

A provisional amount of ₦50M is projected for Equipment and Tools.

Total Budget Estimates of ₦150M is projected.


PROJECT FINANCING

Let me once again express our deep gratitude to all our highly respected contributors to 2020 Owa's Palace Project.


Through your generous contributions, and our shrewd management of your resources, we would be saving a minimum of ₦20M(Twenty Million Naira) only, with which we intend to deploy as seed money in taking off this Project, if we have your popular consent.


Thereafter, I would propose we maintain our individual donation of ₦1M (One Million Naira) each.


I am trusting Almighty God to mightily bless all of us in the new year to achieve this, IJMN.


PROJECT TAKE-OFF

The moment we have the popular consent of this honoured house, we intend to reach out to Project Consultants who would be willing to offer pro bono services and support as a way of minimizing costs.

After auditing the Palace Project account and the report shared among all stakeholders, we would then be transiting to the new project, named '2021 IJESA HEALTH IS WEALTH PROJECT'

I am sincerely counting on your support as usual in joining hands together to deliver on this noble Project that has potential to benefit all Ijesas.


Who knows the prospective beneficiaries of this Project among us or our families and relatives? Only time would tell.


Let's pick the WILL to do this for our own land. God bless us all.


Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi

Chairman,

Project Management Team

2020 Owa's Palace Project

10th December, 2020.


On Wednesday, 16th of December, 2020, Asiwaju led a team comprising of Ijesa Leaders from both PMT and PMEC namely, Chief Akin Akinola; MrIyiolaFaniyi; Prince Lowo Adebiyi; Chief Afolabi Igbaroola to meet with the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH) Management Team comprising of the Chief Medical Director, Prof Adebayo Adetiloye; Director of Works, Arc (Mrs) Olowu for formal briefing on the Health Is Wealth Project and jointly explored the site to be allocated by OAUTH for the project.



Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi led the Teams of PMT, PMEC, and PTAC of Ijesa Health Is Wealth Project to a meeting on Partnership with the Board and Management of OAUTH Ile-Ife on 19th March 2021.


On the same Wednesday, 16th December 2020 a 3-Man professionally powerful medical giants comprising of Prof Isaac Adewole (Chairman); Prof Oyewusi Gureje; and Prof Abiodun Ilesanmi were constituted and inaugurated into the Project Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) whose major term of reference was to recommend to the Project Management Team the most appropriate area of Health Care for us to adopt under the Ijesa Health Is Wealth Project. It was this Committee that eventually recommended Geriatric Centre which is the thrust of Health Is Wealth Project.


Below is the inauguration address of Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi on the constitution of PTAC :


RE: 2021 IJESA HEALTH IS WEALTH PROJECT

Since last Thursday, 10th of December 2020 when the idea about "2021 IJESA HEALTH IS WEALTH" was muted and proposed on this floor, it has not only generated, expectedly an influx of sympathy, endorsement, and widespread acceptance on this platform, but has also earned similar support and backing from many other Ijesa-based platforms where the concept was forwarded.

In between then and now, series of engagement and consultations have been held with principal practitioners in the health sector, focusing on defining our roadmap based on our healthr in Ijesaland; market needs analysis; health personnel sourcing and placement; operational feasibility; equipment sourcing; government political support; technical feasibility; sustainability feasibility; and important lessons from contemporary experiences in the health industry.


The need for robust health intervention plan therefore requires that we allow our healthcare specialists to provide and support us with their respective technical expertise, from the supply end. 


While the majority of us in the house can thereafter offer our complimentary support and opinions from the demand end. The outputs of this synergy could only be the best for the healthcare yearnings of our people in Ijesaland. By then, all stakeholders in the new project would be satisfied that all necessary measures, precautions, and attendant risks would have been carefully and thoroughly identified for mitigation.


In advancing forward along this prescribed course has necessitated and informed the need to start with the first right step upon which subsequent steps would be built. The consensus of opinions from the wide consultations suggests the establishment of a TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (TAC) whose responsibility would be to examine the various spheres of health technical issues and feasibilities as enumerated earlier.


The outputs from this Committee would thereafter serve as inputs for the workings of the Project Management Team, and Project Monitoring & Evaluation Committee. This 3-tier operational structure would guarantee that all shades of opinion are properly captured and weighed before finally presenting same to the house for plenary endorsement.


I am delighted to report that three of our distinguished medical experts in the house namely, the immediate past Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Folorunso Adewole, incumbent Chairman, All Teaching Hospitals in Nigeria, Prof Biodun Ilesanmi, and the most medical research cited Professor in Africa, Prof Oye Gureje have accepted to serve in this project's TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (TAC), with Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole as Chair.


We certainly owe these our seasoned and tested egg heads debt of gratitude for their respective willingness to serve the noble cause of Ijesaland.


The TAC Terms of Reference (ToR) shall include but not limited to the following:


1. Examine the medical services available at the Wesley Guild Hospital(WGH), Ilesa

2. Identify required medical services that are not available at WGH


3. Identify high frequent diseases reported and referred outside WGH.


4. Examine the Quantity and Quality of Medical Infrastructure available at WGH


5. Examine the Adequacy or otherwise of qualified medical and auxiliary personnel in WGH and its immediate environment.


6. Identify the most beneficial and appropriate medical intervention desirable for Ijesaland in WGH.


7. Propose Sustainable Operation and Management Plan


8. Propose Equipment Acquisition Plan


9. Determine Strategies for Obtaining Government Enabling Support


10. Determine Intervention Financial Costs Estimates.


TAC would be free to co-opt members that could assist it to deliver on its mandate.


A duration of four weeks is proposed for this phase of assessment survey to be done and revert, with effect from Thursday, 17th December 2020.


The outputs from this survey would provide the basic data with which the Project Consultants such as the Architects, Structural Engineer, Civil Engineer, Mechanical & Electrical Engineers, and Quantity Surveyor would work with.


The remaining routine process and procedures of advertising bids, bids tendering & evaluation, Contractor's selection and engagement and eventual movement to site could be targeted for end of March 2021.


Suggestions for improvement are heartily welcome.

Thanks and God bless!

Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi

16th December, 2021


“I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live.” – George Bernard Shaw


The interest and approval of His Imperial Majesty of the Health Project was formally announced when Kabiyesi remarked in his written address delivered at the commissioning of the New Palace on Saturday, 26th December 2020 of his consent to the commencement of the Health Is Wealth Project as proposed by Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi.


Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi, the Chief Consultant of the largest 30-year-old private Management Institution in West Africa, an Economist and astute manager of resources might not have any cognate knowledge nor experience in health practice and management. But he can identify the best of hands to join in executing the job.


Towards this end, three principal bodies were put in place with complimentary mandates to ensure successful delivery of the Second Geriatric Centre in Nigeria in Ijesaland.


They are:

A: PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEAM (PMT)

1. Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi

Chairman

2. Prince Lowo Adebiyi

Vice Chairman

3. Mr Adewale Idowu

General Secretary

4. Chief Afolabi Igbaroola

Treasurer

5. Chief (Mrs) Dupe Ajayi Gbadebo

Legal Adviser

6. Engr Busayo Aluko

Technical Adviser (Engineering)

7. Dr (Col) Akin Moses

Technical Adviser (Health)


B: PROJECT MONITORING AND EVALUATION COMMITTEE (PMEC)

1. Alhaji Lateef Bakare

Chairman

2. Her Excellency, Erelu Olusola Agbeja Obada

Vice Chairman

3. Engr Yemi Oguntominiyi

General Secretary

4. Engr Bola Olowe

Asst. General Secretary

5. Mr IyiolaFaniyi

Ex-Officio

6. Rt. Hon. Timothy Owoeye

Member

7. Engr Olusegun Okebiorun

Member

Kindly find below the Project Governance Structure:


2021 IJESA HEALTH IS WEALTH PROJECT: GERIATRIC CENTRE


“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.


PROJECT GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE

The Project would be jointly administered by the PTAC, PMEC, and PMT.


The PTAC would continually be depended upon to provide the technical inputs and direction on building infrastructure design; equipment donation drive; equipment specifications and procurement; personnel recommendations; and sustainable operation and management of the Geriatric Centre.


The PMEC shall be expected to carry on and sustain its oversight responsibility through its checks and balance exercise on all materials and financial transactions and procurement. Furthermore, it would deploy the technical expertise of its members to monitor and supervise the building of the infrastructure when being constructed.


The PMT shall be responsible for the overall coordination of the Project by networking all parties for the successful delivery of the Project.


It shall in addition channel recommendations from PTAC and PMEC to the general house for final approval on all financial related transactions and other key decisions concerning the Project.


PROJECT LOCATION


The Geriatric Centre is to be located at the expanse of land belonging to the Obafemi Awolowo Teaching Hospital, close to CAPPA along Ijebu-jesa road.


PROJECT OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT


PTAC has secured the commitment of the Management of OAUTH to start training appropriate personnel that would be operating and managing the Centre. It is to be noted that the private sector would be eventually deployed to co-manage the centre for sustainability purpose and guaranteeing effective and efficient health care delivery service to the people of Ijesaland and beyond.


EQUIPMENT DONATION TO THE CENTRE

We are happy to have the understanding of our distinguished PTAC members in assisting us to leverage on their huge international networks to attract as many as possible health equipment donation.


We shall also be reaching out to the various chapters of Egbe OmoObokun in North America and Canada; Europe; Asia; and Africa to further assist in area of equipment donation. Eminent non￾PTAC members or friends of Ijesaland shall also be heartily welcome to support this mission.


MODULAR PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION


The Geriatric Centre Project shall be developed in phases based on the available fund.


The infrastructure design would have in-built system for upgrading to the next phase(s) as more funds are available and increase in service demand.


PROJECT COSTING

1. Building Infrastructure: N400M

2. Equipment: N150M FOR DONATIONS

GTB, ILESA BRANCH

A/C NO :0618106461

ACCOUNT NAME:

2021 IJESA HEALTH IS WEALTH PROJECT

Obokun a gbe a, O!


Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi

On Behalf of the

Project Management Team

Ijesa Health is Wealth Project

31st January, 2021


Also find below some of the comments of members expressing their respective approvals for the choice of Geriatric Centre in our 2021 Ijesa Health Is Wealth Project:


We have deliberately chosen the Geriatric Centre and recommended same for implementation as it could touch millions of Nigerians within and outside our state. There is a huge demand for services devoted to the care of the senior citizens as the only facility currently serving us is the one in UCH. It also has the capability to be self-sustaining. Our committee is prepared to entertain comments and questions on our recommendation.

From

Prof Isaac FolorunsoAdewole

31st January, 2021.


This is a good package for old age and we need this in Ijesaland, kudos to Asiwaju of Ijesaland and I pray for the highly experienced medical experts put together to deliver this that it shall definitely be accomplished in good time in Jesus name

Obokun a gbe a O.

From

Oba(Dr)Jacob Adetayo Haastrup

31st January, 2021.


ANOTHER GIANT LEAP

Fresh from delivering a cutting-edge palace, the Ijesa are poised again to berth an independently funded medical facilities billed to rank first among equals.

The steps taken so far by the erudite members of the Project Technical Advisory Committee give hope that the realisation of the dream is within a hair's breadth.

History will remember and reward the initiator of this life saving project, Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi.


The enduring role and selfless service of the members of the PTAC led by Professor Isaac F. Adewole ably supported by Prof. Abiodun Ilesanmi, Prof. OyeGureje, Prof. Lawrence Oginni, Prof. Victor Adetiloye, Prof. Oyelami, Col. (Dr) Akin Moses (rtd), Prof. OluwatoyinOnakoya, Dr Olufemi Olowookere and Dr. Fakoya shall continually be remembered by our ancestors.


Only God and the lives of the people to be saved and protected through this laudable project, the longevity to be promoted and the elevated socioeconomic status of Ijesaland can reward you all for the time invested, knowledge shared and your financial obligations.


We are on the move again!

From

Mr. Adewale Idowu

31st January, 2021.


The success of the 2020 Palace Project is certainly enduring. It has reawakened the hallmark CAN DOISM of Ijesa people.


Never before, in history, had any group of people beaten the Ijesa in conception of brilliant and lofty ideas.


The inherent intellection bestowed on us is on the rise afresh! And never again should we allow this spirit to recline.


The very concept of setting up a medical facility is praiseworthy; nothing can be closer in the hierarchy of human needs.


Here again, we must all appreciate and support the Asiwaju of our time, Chief Yinka Fasuyi, who God has imbued with this sterling quality of seeking societal needs and making them possible. And the choice of the Project Technical Advisory Team cannot be better. Chaired by Professor Isaac Adewole, in tow with Prof. Abiodun Ilesanmi, Prof. Oye Guruje, Prof. Lawrence Oginni, Prof. Victor Adetiloye, Prof. Oyelami and the military medical practitioner, Col ( Dr) Akin Moses, no group of egg￾heads can be better.


Their professional reputation is unassailable. Very fine and rare select!


As for the decision of the Team to zero in on Geriatric Center, that choice is logical and truly informed. Very well￾founded.


The music now should be 'To the Work'.

From

Chief (Mrs) Dupe Ajayi Gbadebo

31st January, 2021


Congratulations Asiwaju, our High powered Committee ably led by our own Prof Adewole and distinguished members of this Forum. History is certainly in the making in our Community since the Lord opened our eyes and gave us forward looking leadership and followership. Without any doubt, we are our own Government! We have waited enough and now the Lord has blessed our land with another giant step! Forward ever, backward never. God Almighty will give us the energy, resources and the wherewithal to accomplish this task. God bless our land and all our people. 

Amen

From

Prince Seyi Lufadeju

31st January, 2021.


We couldn’t have assembled a more Honourable and Professional team to conceptualise and design the IJESA HEALTH IS WEALTH PROJECT. I have painstakingly studied the Reports, of which I agree with, without hesitation whatsoever. I therefore resolve and advocate a prompt approval immediately. Thank you Asiwaju gbogbo￾agbaiye for your inspirations. Baba Sawe

From

Chief Akin Akinola

31st January, 2021.


ANOTHER GIANT LEAP INDEED...Our very own ASIWAJU and our distinguished members of the PTAC ...I salute you Sirs....we are on this journey with you ...Obokun a gbehinnooo.

From

Princess Maryam Modupe Ajanaku

31st January, 2021.


Thank you very much sirs and mas for this proposed project that by the grace of God will soon become a laudable accomplishment for our great Ijesaland. Kudos to the visioneer, the Asiwaju of Ijesaland as well as the PTAC.

From

Dr (Barr.) Janet Ogundipe Fashakin

31st January, 2021.


The Asiwaju of our time ,,,

Thanks very much for conceptualizing yet another laudable milestone in the annals of Ijesha history.


Sincere thanks also to the able Chair and Members of the Committee. And other Stakeholders who have been contributing to the Project. It is worthy.


The benefits cannot be over-emphasized.

*Obokun a gbehinnooo*.

From

Hon. Justice Dotun Onibokun

31st January, 2021.


We are on the move again! The ijesa "can do" spirit is becoming pervasive and encompassing. All hands must again be on deck to deliver this necessary and beautiful initiative.


I salute the Asiwaju of our time and the great Technical Team comprising medical experts any country would be proud of, for this great Project that has the potential of bringing medical tourism benefits to our fatherland. God bless you all.


From,

Barr. Femi Osobu

31st January, 2021.


“We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.” –Cesar Chavez


Upon completion of this laudable Project, which has reached advanced stage within the five months of commencement, Ijesaland shall become the new destination for medical tourism in Nigeria, courtesy of the initiative of Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi ably complemented by the unparalleled support and brag worthy contributions of indefatigable Ijesa sons and daughters.


If there is one Project that has been agitating the minds of all Ijesas for more than 30 years, it is the desire to have a university sited at Ilesa, the traditional, political, economic, spiritual, social, and cultural headquarters of Ijesaland.

The battle to secure this has spanned several administrations in Osun State, both military and civilian.

While some of our eminent leaders and Societies in Ijesaland were pursuing the elevation of the 43-year-old College of Education to a University, others were synergizing towards establishment of private universities.

On his assumption of office as Asiwaju, this issue of having a University in Ilesa became more paramount in his heart.


Furthermore, Asiwaju is of the opinion that all Ijesa stakeholders must come together to recognize and identify the low hanging opportunity we have in pursuing the upgrade of the Osun State College of Education, Ilesa to a University factoring the enormous infrastructural facilities the College already possesses.


The next strategy Asiwaju had in mind was to seek most appropriate opportunity to get the attention of the Executive Governor of Osun State, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola and passionately plead a case for this upgrade.


The first golden opportunity came in during the tripartite meeting Asiwaju proposed to the Governor in resolving the IBEDC/Ijesaland imbroglio held at the Governor's office on Wednesday, 10th April, 2019.


After rising from the meeting, Asiwaju quickly sought a private audience with His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Osun State, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola which the Governor obliged.


It was there and then, Asiwaju raised the issue of the most pressing need of Ijesaland, the urgent need to passionately consider the upgrade of the College to a University.


After a short pause, the Governor requested that Asiwaju should bring the proposal in respect of this upgrade for the consideration of the State Government.


Few minutes after my meeting with the Governor, Asiwaju immediately sought audience with His Excellency, the Deputy Governor, Mr. Gboyega Alabi to seek his support for the proposal the Governor had requested for. His Excellency, the Deputy Governor instantly assured Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi that he would definitely lend his support to the consideration of the proposal whenever it was brought.


Elated and excited Asiwaju immediately shared this development with the College Provost and requested for a proposal to be developed for the urgent appraisal of Ijesa Leaders but unfortunately this was not delivered.


The second golden opportunity came when the Governor came for the commissioning of the New Palace of Owa Obokun Adimula on Saturday, 26th December, 2020. The Governor gave hint of his desire to contribute some money towards the completed Palace. Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi then diplomatically pleaded with His Excellency not to contribute to the Palace since it had been completed. And that His Excellency would soon help Ijesaland with a Project that we would gladly and appreciably welcome his financial gesture. Asiwaju was however careful not to disclose the identity of the Project until it was his turn to address the gathering.


Few minutes into the body of Asiwaju's address, he suddenly sought the attention of the audience employing a strategic approach by passionately pleading with His Excellency that all Ijesas at home and in the diaspora were united in requesting for the upgrade of the State College to a University.


The high point was when Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi requested that those in the audience who support the demand for the upgrade to stand up for the Governor to appreciate the high number of persons agitating for the upgrade.


The entire gathering did not just stand but rather everyone starting with His Imperial Majesty, Oloris, all the Traditional Rulers in Ijesaland, all the Chiefs, all the distinguished Ijesa personalities, JUMPED UP and refused to sit until the Governor acknowledged their support for the request.


In His Excellency’s address and response to the request placed on him on the College upgrade to a University, the Governor remarked thus "Mo tigbo ebe Ijesa Ijesa l'ori ibere University, sugbon mi o tigba".


Most importantly, the Governor left the New Palace opening ceremony with a clear, firm, and unambiguous understanding of the primary and most desirous need of the people of Ijesaland.


After waiting for three months, till the end of March 2021 and there was no news forthcoming from the State Government on this College upgrade to a University, Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi put on his long Thinking Cap again to work out strategies to mount pressure on the Governor and the State Government.


From Thursday, 1st of April 2021, Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi commenced mass consultations with other leaders, Societies, Clubs, and Associations in Ijesaland with a view to mobilise and galvanise everyone to speak with one voice on this long-awaited desire.


As Asiwaju was busy with the one-on-one consultations, he was at the same time drawing the list of other Ijesa leaders to be invited to constitute the driving body, University Project Consultative Committee for the realisation of Ilesa University Project.


In the process and at the first instance Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi invited eleven other leaders to join him in this crusade, namely, Chief Akin Akinola; Prof Isaac Adewole; Prof Rotimi Tayo; Alh. Lateef Bakare; Hon. Gbenga Onigbogi; Engr Yemi Oguntominiyi; Sir Ademola Aladekomo; Chief (Mrs) Dupe Ajayi Gbadebo; Mr. Supo Shadiya; Babatunde Aiku, SAN; and Mr. Niran Olayinka.


On Sunday, 18th April, 2021 Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi unveiled the 12-Man University Project Consultative Committee (UPCC).


Earlier on the same day, Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi had shared the proposed Executive list within the UPCC with Prof Isaac Adewole. Prof Isaac Adewole thereafter offered an advice that we make Chief Akin Akinola the Chairman of UPCC, the advice to which Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi conceded.


Immediately thereafter, Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi created the UPCC platform with a title ILESA UNIVERSITY PROJECT where members' names and their respective short profile were listed.


MEET THE 12-MAN UNIVERSITY PROJECT CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE (UPCC)


“He who masters the power formed by a group of people working together has within his grasp one of the greatest powers known to man.” – Idowu Koyenikan

1. THE CHAIRMAN

CHIEF AKIN AKINOLA

•FCA, FCCA.

•FMR SNR. AUDITOR, UAC

•FMR DEP CHIEF ACCOUNTANT, LEVER BROTHERS

•CHAIRMAN/MD INTERNATIONAL BREWERIES PLC.

•FMR DIRECTOR, LEAD MERCHANT BANK

•FMR DIRECTOR, NIGERIA RE-INSURANCE CORP

•FMR DIRECTOR, ODU'A INVESTMENT COY

•FMR CHAIRMAN, OSUN STATE INVESTMENT CORP

•COMMUNITY LEADER

•HIGH CHIEF SAWE OF ILESA

2. VICE CHAIRMAN I

ASIWAJU YINKA FASUYI

•F.N.I.M.; F.I.M.C.; F.C.I.R.M.; F.N.I.T.D.

•DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT TO NATIONAL & MULTILATERAL 

ORGS.

•CHIEF CONSULTANT, SUPREME MANAGEMENT TRAINING & CONSULTANCY 

SER. LTD

•PRESIDENT/CEO, IBADAN BUSINESS SCHOOL, IBADAN

•CHAIRMAN, FIRST MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS LTD

•CHAIRMAN/FOUNDER, ASIWAJU YINKA FASUYI FOUNDATION (AYFF)

•COMMUNITY LEADER

•THE ASIWAJU OF IJESALAND

3. VICE CHAIRMAN II

PROF ISAAC ADEWOLE

•MB.BS; FMCOG; FWACS; HFESN; FAS.

•PROFESSOR OF OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY

•FMR PRESIDENT, AFRICAN ORGANISATION FOR RESEARCH & TRAINING IN CANCER (AORTIC)

•11TH VICE CHANCELLOR, UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN, IBADAN

•IMMEDIATE PAST MINISTER OF HEALTH, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

•FMR SECRETARY GENERAL, NIGERIA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (NMA)

•FMR MEMBER, GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE ASSOCIATION OF COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITIES (ACU).

4. GENERAL SECRETARY

ENGR. YEMI OGUNTOMINIYI

•FNSE

•DIRECTOR, HIGHWAYS, CONSTRUCTION, AND MAINTENANCE

•OSUN STATE MERIT AWARD WINNER (2019)


5. THE FINANCIAL ADVISOR

ALH. LATEEF BAKARE

•FCA (UK)

•FMR PARTNER, DELOITTE & TOUCHE

•FMR MEMBER, DELOITTE'S GLOBAL TECHNICAL COMMITTEE

•FOUNDER/MANAGING PARTNER, LATEEF BAKARE & CO

•PARTNER, ADETONA, BAKARE & CO

•CHAIRMAN/DIRECTOR, SEVERAL PUBLICLY QUOTED COYS


6. LEGAL ADVISER

MR. BABATUNDE AIKU, SAN

• SENIOR ADVOCATE OF NIGERIA

•FELLOW, NIGERIA INSTITUTE OF ARBITRATORS

•FMR CHAIRMAN, NIGERIA BAR ASSOCIATION (NBA)

•MEMBER, INTERNATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION

•MANAGING PARTNER, BANDELE A. AIKU & CO.


7. PROF ROTIMI TAYO

•FIRST CLASS SCHOLAR/PH.D CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY

•PROFESSOR OF AGRICULTURE

•FMR DEP. VICE CHANCELLOR, FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE,

ABEOKUTA

•PIONEER VICE CHANCELLOR, CALEB UNIVERSITY, IMOTA, LAGOS STATE

•EDUCATION CONSULTANT TO NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES


8. HON. GBENGA ONIGBOGI

•ACA, FCA.

•MANAGING PARTNER, GBENGA ONIGBOGI & CO

(CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS)

•CHAIRMAN, HORIZON GROUP OF COMPANIES

•FMR MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.

• COMMUNITY LEADER


9. MR SUPO SHADIYA

•FELLOW, GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON (1981)

•FELLOW, NIGERIAN MINING & GEOSCIENCES SOCIETY

•FELLOW, NIGERIAN ASSOCIATION OF PETROLEUM EXPLORATIONISTS

•FMR. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NNPC/CHEVRON JOINT VENTURE

•FMR. DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR, CHEVRON NIGERIA LTD

•CHAIRMAN/CEO, LEXHAM OIL GROUP OF COMPANIES


10. SIR ADEMOLA ALADEKOMO

•FNCS; FCPRC.

•CHAIRMAN, SMARTCITY RESORTS PLC

•CHAIRMAN, CARD CENTRE NIGERIA LTD

•CHAIRMAN, TREASURE-NEST LTD

•CHAIRMAN, CROPS NIGERIA LTD

•CHAIRMAN/FOUNDER, CHAMS PLC

•PAST PRESIDENT, LAGOS BUSINESS SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION


11. LADY DUPE AJAYI GBADEBO

•JOURNALIST, LAWYER, ARBITRATOR

•FELLOW, NIGERIAN GUILD OF EDITORS

•NUFFIELD PRESS FELLOW, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY

•FMR POLITICAL EDITOR, THE GUARDIAN

•FMR EDITOR, SUNDAY TIMES

•FMR MANAGING DIRECTOR/EDITOR-IN-CHIEF SKETCH NEWSPAPER

•FMR SPECIAL ASSISTANT ON COMMUNICATION, THE PRESIDENCY. (2008).

•SPECIAL ADVISER TO THE GOVERNOR, STATE OF OSUN.


12. MR OLANIRAN OLAYINKA

•FIRST CLASS SCHOLAR & BANKER

•FMR CONSULTANT TO PWC

•FMR REGIONAL DIRECTOR, UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA (UBA)

•MANAGING DIRECTOR/CEO, KEYSTONE BANK LTD


The maiden meeting of UPCC held at the residence of the Chairman, Chief Akin Akinola on Saturday, 8th May 2021 where various strategies and options on the way forward were discussed.


Based on his initial consultations with the leadership of all Pan-Ijesa Societies, Clubs, Associations on the desirability of presenting a common front on the College upgrade to a University, Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi did not have difficulty in mobilising the Presidents of Ijesa Society, Lagos; Ijesa Felates Club; Ijesa Elders Forum; Egbe Atunluse Ile-Ijesa; Ijesa Progressive Circle; Ijesa Patriotic Klub; Ijesa Sports Club; and Pioneers Club of Ijesaland to the second meeting of the UPCC, All Stakeholders meeting to collectively endorse the Proposal for the College Upgrade developed by the UPCC, which was held at the Chairman's residence on Saturday, 26th June 2021.



An All-Stakeholders meeting held in Ilesa on Saturday, 26th June, 2021to harmonize proposal for the upgrading of Osun State College of Education, Ilesa to Osun State University of Education, Science, and Technology, Ilesa, which would be presented to the Executive Governor of Osun State, H.E. Mr Adegboyega Oyetola very soon.


The meeting midwived by the University Project Consultative Committee (UPCC) had in attendance UPCC Chairman, CHIEF AKIN AKINOLA; UPCC 1ST VICE CHAIRMAN, ASIWAJU YINKA FASUYI; UPCC 2ND VICE CHAIRMAN, PROF ISAAC DEWOLE; Prof Duro Oni; Alhaji Lateef Bakare; Chief of Staff to the Executive Governor of Osun State, Dr Charles Akinola; Prof Rotimi Tayo; Engr Yemi Oguntominiyi; Chief (Mrs) Dupe Ajayi Gbadebo; and Prof Kola Kazeem.


Societies present at the meeting were Ijesa Forum led by its Chairman, Chief Akin Akinola; The Ijesa Society led by its President, Prof Duro Oni and Vice President, Alhaji Lateef Bakare, & General Secretary, Barr (Mrs) Obisan; Roots Club of Ijesaland led by its 1st Vice President, Engr Yemi Oguntominiyi; Ijesa Felates Team led by Prof Diran Famurewa and Dr Biodun Oginni; Ijesa Patriotic Klub led by its President, Chief Olaleye Falore; Ijesa Sports Club led by its President, Chief Idowu Korede & General Secretary, Mr Kenneth Opebiyi; Egbe Atunluse Ile-Ijesa led by Prof Olu Obi and Dr Femi Esan; Ijesa Progressive Circle led by Engr Femi Olojo and Mr Arojojoye.


Apologies for absence received from the Chairman Ijesa Development Assembly, Prof Foluso Okunmadewa, and Chairman Coalition of Ijesa Societies and Clubs, Dr Adigun Adewoye.


In recognition of the past efforts of Ijesa Society, Lagos in pursuing this same objective of the College upgrade to a university, four additional members from Ijesa Society, were welcomed into the fold of UPCC on Monday, 5th July 2021:

1. Chief Gbola Akinola

2. Prince Bimbo Olashore

3. Prof Olusoji Ilori 

4. Barr. Funmi Obisan


Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi strategizing with the Speaker, Osun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Timothy Owoeye at the University Proposal presentation session on Friday, 6th August 2021


UPCC led Ijesa Leaders from all Pan-Ijesa Societies, Clubs, and Associations to present the powerful proposal put together by UPCC 's 4-Man Team comprising Prof Rotimi Tayo (Chairman); Prof Isaac Adewole; Prof Olusoji Ilori; and Prof Kola Kazeem.


There were three strategic presentations made to the Governor and his Cabinet by the trio of:

1. Chief Akin Akinola

2. Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi

3. Prof Isaac Adewole

At the end of the presentations, His Excellency, the Executive Governor responded that he was personally in support in principle of the proposal brought by the Leaders of Ijesaland and that he would set up a committee to take it up from there.


Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi making presentation before the Executive Governor, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola and his Cabinet on the Ilesa University Project on Friday, 6th August 2021


The positive response from the Governor remains a defining moment as it marks a significant departure from the non-committal statement he made at the Palace commissioning on Saturday, 26th December, 2020.


Ijesaland Leaders with the Executive Governor and his Cabinet at the Ilesa University Proposal presentation on Friday, 6th August 2021


As at now, all hands are on deck enthusiastically waiting for the official pronouncement of His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Osun State, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, on the upgrade of Osun State College of Education, Ilesa to Osun State University of Ilesa.  


Cross section of Ijesa Leaders present at the Presentation of Ilesa University Proposal to the Governor on Friday, 6th August 2021.


Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi emphasising to His Excellency, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on the need to totally accede to the Collective Interest of Ijesaland on the University Project on Friday, 6th August 2021.



His Excellency, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola exchanging pleasantries with the Asiwaju of Ijesaland, Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi in the presence of the Deputy Governor and Baba Sawe, Chief Akin Akinola 
during the Ilesa University Proposal presentation of Friday, 6th August 2021



Picture at the Press Conference held to brief Ijesaland on the Progress Reports in respect of the Ilesa University Project and also launching of N500M Ijesa Counterpart Fund into the University Project held in Ilesa on Tuesday, 7th September, 2021



LEADERSHIP BY EXAMPLE!


“The purpose of life is not to be happy, but to matter – to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.” – Leo Rosten


The journey of the last five years as the First Asiwaju of Ijesaland has been quite educative, revealing, and inspiring.

One of the greatest lessons learned in the last five years is the joy of knowing that Ijesas are truly desirous of life-impactful development and also willing to sacrifice their respective hard-earned resources to achieve life-impactful development without necessarily waiting for government. Provided their hard-earned resources are prudently, judiciously and transparently applied.

Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi has succeeded in embracing, employing, and deploying Leadership by example in all the Development Projects he has both initiated and championed in the last five years, and this attribute has in turn won him committed and loyal supporters.


His Excellency, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola; Deputy Governor, Mr Gboyega Alabi; Rt. Hon Speaker Timothy Owoeye; Chief of Staff, Dr Charles Akinola; Baba Sawe, Chief Akin Akinola; and other dignitaries at the Investiture of Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi as a Fellow in Osun State College of Education, Ilesa on 20th November 2020.


Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi at the 2019 National Convention of Egbe Omo Obokun in North America and Canada

The completed works on Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi Staff Club, Osun State College of Education, Ilesa


He has sacrificed his financial resources and provided leadership in contribution; he has subjected his leadership of Projects to checks and vetting from other oversight bodies he voluntarily created; he has submitted himself to superior suggestions and advice; he has devoted 25 hours out of 24 hours in a day to manage smooth operations of the Projects; he has networked the illustrious and eminent Ijesa Sons and Daughters to relate more than ever together under one common platform; he has demonstrated transparency to a fault; he has judiciously accounted for every Kobo entrusted to his leadership; he has been a Team Player; and more importantly, he has implicit trust in Almighty God for the journey thus far and for the journey beyond.


“I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.” – Mahatma Gandhi


Asiwaju continually offers his profound gratitude and appreciation to His Imperial Majesty, Oba (Dr) Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran II,CFR, LL D the Owa Obokun Adimula and Paramount Ruler of Ijesaland for the opportunity given through the installation as Asiwaju, to serve Ijesaland.


The debt of gratitude to all cherished, esteemed, valued, and illustrious Ijesa Compatriots both at home and in the diaspora for their wonderful and incredible support to Ijesaland and Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi in the last five years cannot be overemphasized.


His dear heartthrob, Yeye Asiwaju of Ijesaland, Dr Olubisi Fasuyi was also saluted for her amazing solidarity in the pursuit and discharge of the responsibilities of the office of Asiwaju of Ijesaland.

To God be the Glory!

For:

ASIWAJU YINKA FASUYI

B.Sc.(Econs); M.I.L.R.; M.B.A M.Inf.Sc. F.N.I.M.; F.I.M.C.; F.I.T.D.; F.I.R.D.; JP.

Chief Consultant, Supreme Management Consultants, President, Ibadan Business School,Founder, Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi Foundation, Patron, Ibadan Recreation Club (1902), Patron, Ijesa Sports Club, Patron  Ijesa Progressive Circle, Balogun of Ijebu-jesa, Asiwaju of Ijesaland

22nd October, 2021.



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