•City People Reveals Full Details
Have you been to Iperu-Remo of late? If you have, you must have noticed that the town wears a new look. If you go to Iperu right now you will see visible changes in the ancient town. The main road that runs through the town linking Sagamu and Ode is under re-construction and it has been widened. There are new businesses springing up, new Micro-Finance houses and many of the indigenes of the town are doing well in Politics & Business.
City People can authoritatively reveal that since Oba Adeleke Idowu Basibo came on the throne 20 years ago, development in the town has been on an upward swing. He has galvanised the efforts of well-meaning indigenes and big families from the town to move the town forward. He is lucky to have many prominent Nigerians coming from the town, like the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun and Odole Oodua, Kessington Adebutu.
In the next few days, Oba Basibo will be celebrating his 20th Coronation. It is going to be a week-long celebration that will feature Islamic prayers, chieftaincy ceremonies, project commissioning, culture showcase, Book presentation, Awards/Recognition Ceremony, Thanksgiving Service and the Grand Reception (Finale).
The programme will start on March 24, 2022, with Islamic Prayers, a homage to Alaperu @ 20, commissioning of the project. On the following day (March 25) there will be chieftaincy title conferment of the Asoju Oba & Yeye Asoju, Iperu Akesan. On the 26th of March, there will be a chieftaincy title conferment of Sooko & Beere, Iperu Akesan. On 27th March, there will be a chieftaincy title conferment of Iyalaje & Olootu Erelu, Iperu Akesan. That will also be the Iperu Youths Day. On 28th March, there will be a chieftaincy title conferment of Yeye Oba, Iperu Akesan. On 29th March, there will be a book presentation titled 20 Years After By Dr Reuben Abati. The event will also witness an Award/Recognition Nite and on March 30 there will be Thanksgiving Service and Finale Reception.
Who are those to be honoured on the 29th March 2022? City People can authoritatively reveal the list of recipients. They are Oluwatoni of Ada Boy Fletcher, Ayoola Kiddominant’ Agboola, Hon. Yosola Dawodu, Mrs F.O. Phillips, Alhaji Abdul Ganiyu Muritala, Aare Kola Oyefeso, Chief Oladele Fajemirokun, Otunba (Arc) Kayode Adebayo, Otunba (Engr) Oladele Amoda, Prince Bisi Olatilo, Prince Gbenga Owokalade, The Adebutus, the Osinaikes, The Soyombos, Adron Homes, Animal Care Services Konsult, Babcock University, Bet9ja, Celplas Industries, Coleman Wines & Cable, KAAF, The Sagamites Club, Wema Bank Plc and Service Award/Recognition (Anonymous).
Let’s tell you a big about Oba Basibo, Oba Adeleke Idowu Basibo was born on March 13, 1957, is the 21st Alaperu of Iperu & the 5th Prince from Odoru Ruling House to ascend the throne of his ancestors, hence, Odoru V.
He attended Saint James Primary School, Iperu in the 1960s after which he proceeded to the Polytechnic of Ibadan for his Advanced level programme( A levels) .
He proceeded to University College, London, where he studied Marine Economics. Upon his return from London, he realized his passion for the international market hence decided to get a Diploma in Importing and Exporting from the College of Technology, Yaba. He joined the Nigeria Customs Service in 1982 & retired in 2002 having served meritoriously for 20 years, to ascend the throne of Iperu.
He was presented with the staff & instrument of office as the Alaperu of Iperu by the then Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Alhaji Gbenga Kaka on Saturday, March 30, 2002.
The Alaperu of Iperu is one of the most senior Obas in the Remo division (Akarigbo of Remoland & Ewusi of Makun, Sagamu completing the trio) & a Permanent Member, Ogun State Council of Obas.
The Alaperu is a “Justice of Peace”(JP) recipient, Fellow – Institute of Export(FIEX) & Fellow – Institute of Chartered Mediators & Conciliators (FICMC). A source in the town reveals that though the Kabiyeesi will tell you that the development of the town is not his solo effort, truth be told, the fast-paced development of the town has come to Iperu because of the peaceful way the Oba has run the affairs of the town.