•Details Of The Investiture & Installation Party
Family members, friends, well-wishers and political associates of Sir. Dr Kola Jones Ademujimi, a former chief of staff to Ondo State’s former, Governor, His Excellency, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, stormed Idanre town to witness the installation of Sir. Dr. Kola Jones Ademujimi as the Baba Ijo of Methodist Church Nigeria, Odode Idanre on Saturday, 20th November 2021. City People’s ADEOLA SHITTU brings you the gist.
The church service for the investiture & installation thanksgiving was held at Methodist Church Nigeria, Odode-Idanre, Idanre, Ondo State. The 3 hours service was attended by dignitaries and top personalities from all walks of life. While The Very Rev. Johnson Bola Osunrotimi, JP, the presbyter/minister in charge, delivered the sermon, advising them to be good ambassadors of Christ. Also, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Solomon A. Adegbite, Bishop, Diocese of Owo performed the investiture as he anointed all the new chiefs and certificates were presented to them.
GOV MIMIKO’S SUPPORT TO ADEMUJIMI
Dr. Mimiko under whom Dr. kola Ademujimi served as chief of staff for 8 years, stormed Idanre with all his political associates as he honoured his friend of over 40 years. They are like a big family. He was present and involved in the event as he witnessed the installation and investiture of his friend as the Baba Ijo, Methodist Church Nigeria Idale Idanre. He even danced to his hit track of Iroko 1 as Segun Wonder showered praises on him.
3 Ondo EX- Deputy GovERNORS PRESENT
Three former Deputy Governors of Ondo State stormed Idanre to honour Sir. Dr. Kola Ademujimi on his day of glory as he was installed the Baba Ijo of Methodist Church Nigeria, Idale- Idanre. They are: His Excellency, Chief Omolade Oluwateru, he was once a Nigerian Ambassador to Uganda. His Excellency, Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo and His Excellency, Agboola Alferd Ajayi, the immediate past Deputy Governor and ZLP’s governorship candidate. Baba Ijo was the Chief of Staff when Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo was a Commissioner and Deputy Governor. Baba Ijo was also Director-General, Campaign Organization for Agboola Ajayi/Gboye Adegbenro, Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) in the last Ondo governorship election. They are now in PDP.
ADEMUJIMI & FRIENDS DONATE MASSIVELY
One of the doctrines in Methodist Church Nigeria, which has become their custom and tradition is donating towards the development of the ministration. And as the Baba Ijo of the same church, his late mother, Chief Mrs. Comfort Durosomo Ademujimi, was made Iya Ijo. Igwe as fondly called donated 1 million naira and his friends, ex-Gov. Olusegun Mimiko, Hon. Tajudeen Adefisoye MHR representing Idanre / Ifedore federal constituency, Prince Kayode Aroloye, Executive Chairman of Idanre Local Government Area, Hon. Barr. Oladejo Maloye, Dr Okunriboye, Mr. Kole Desmond-Eke, Engr. Ade Adetimehin Ondo State APC Chairman, Dr. Folorunsho from Canada were among other dignities who supported him.
MEMBERS OF ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIAN PRIVATE MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS (ANPMP) GRACE OCCASION
Members of the Association of Nigerian Private Medical Practitioners (ANPMP) came in their numbers to celebrate with Sir Dr. Kola Ademujimi, who happens to be one of them. The ANPMP members were led by Dr. A. A. Fadahusi the Chairman, Dr. M. O. Terebo the Vice Chairman, Dr. R. O. Saliu General Secretary, and Dr. Ade Tade past National President among others.
TOP HOTELIERS IN ONDO STATE PRESENT
The gist will not be complete without mentioning the presence of prominent hotel owners in the Sunshine City of Akure, who came to celebrate with the former Chief of Staff, Dr. Kola Ademujimi, on his investiture as the Baba Ijo of Methodist Church Nigeria, Idale Idanre. Present are: Mr. & Mrs. Kole Desmond-Eke CEO/Chairman Royal Birds Motels, Mr. Akinji Ige CEO/Chairman, Heritage Intercontinental Hotel and Blissworld Hotel, Chief Alex Akande CEO/Chairman, Flourish Hotel, Bashorun Akinloye Akinboni CEO/Chairman Imperial Boni Hotel, he is also one of the planning committee members, of the event.
PRESIDENT, AKURE RECREATION CLUB, LEADS MEMBERS TO IDANRE
No fewer than 10 members of Akure Recreation Club Members led by their President, Sir Kunle Falodun, stormed Idanre to celebrate with Dr. Kole Ademujimi who doubles as the Vice President of the club. Others present are: Dr. Esan, Engr. Olajiga, Mr. Balogun Past President, Chief Balogun, Prince Gbenle Olateru Olagbegi, Prince Wale Olateru Olagbegi, Mr. Adeyemi former P. S. Local Government & Chieftaincy Affairs, EXCO members include Otunba Erinle Secretary, Otunba Sunday Dosumu, Dr. Olodun Oloruntoba Social / Publicity Secretary, and Prof. Ofuya, Mr. Adeniyi, a former Commissioner of Police.
LOVE BROTHERS CLUB, IDANRE TOO PRESENT
Love Brothers Club is a cooperative thrift outfit and it was founded over 30 years ago. Members stormed Idanre to give their support to one of them. Present were: High Chief Logbosere Olafisoye Chairman, Hon. F. B. Akinkuowo, Agbo Adegboyin, Mr. M. O Akindayomi, Dcn. Tobi Akingbesote, Dr. Omotayo Dairo, Mr G.A Dase, High Chief Felix Akinya, Mr. Abiodun Ibukun, Mr. Johnson Akinwole (Jealousy), Mr. Ade Akinrinlola, Wilson Omoniyi, Pastor Israel Olatunji And Dr. Akinyele Dairo.
BETWEEN ENGR. ADE ADETIMEHIN & HON. FATAI ADAMS
The investiture/installation of Dr. Kola Ademujimi as the Baba Ijo Methodist Church Nigeria, Idale- Idanre was witnessed by the State Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Fatai Adams, and the State Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Engr. Ade Adetimehin. Igwe as fondly called by his political associates brought the two-State Chairmen together. The APC Chairman is an indigene of Idanre and despite their political differences, he still has a soft spot for Igwe, while Hon. Fatai Adams is the Chairman of his party.
TOP POLITICIANS STORM IDANRE FOR KOLA ADEMUJIMI
Igwe of politics as Dr. Kola Ademujimi is called is a man of the people and irrespective of his political affiliation, he values his relationship with people and this accounted for why Idanre town witnessed the heavy presence of politicians across all the political parties in the state.
CELEBRITY WOMEN NOT LEFT OUT
This party gist will not be complete without mentioning the huge presence of celebrity women who flew into the town from Lagos, Ibadan, Ekiti, Ondo and its environs to celebrate with Dr Ademujimi. Present were: Erelu Adunola Sogaolu, the Erelu of Idanre Kingdom, Hon (Mrs) Dolapo Omomukuyo. Chairman. Dollettee Energy Integrated Ltd, Mrs. Roseline, CEO Royalty Fabrics and jewellery Barr Mrs Olubunmi Arajuwa, Director, Legal Services Dept, Amotekun Corps Command, Ondo State. Barr Mrs Stella Adegoke, Director, Legal Services, Ministry of Environment, Ondo State, Hon Funmilola, Alhaja Wey, former SA to Ondo State Gov Mimiko on prevention of Maternal Deaths, Hon Margaret Kike Ikwue, former NEC of PDP. Chief Mrs. Ademujimi former Chairman Info State Micro Finance Agency, Hon (Mrs.) Taye Afilake former Aide to ex- Gov. Mimiko.
ROYAL FATHERS ALSO PRESENT
Traditional rulers who witnessed the great occasion are: Oba (Dr.) Fredrick Aroloye, JP, Arubiefin IV, Owa of Idanre, who was represented by his Olori and Chiefs, Oba G. Olakunle Ogunlowo Awosunye the Awosunye Atosin-Idanre, HRH Kunle Ajanaku (Rtd Director of DSS) among others.
MEMBERS OF KLUB 20, AKURE FULLY REPRESENTED
Klub 20, Akure is one of the oldest clubs in the sunshine state of Ondo and Dr. Kola Ademujimi is one of their active and prominent members having served as a two-time President of the club. Current President of Klub 20, Akure, Tunde Basaru, Vice President, Gani Agunbiade, Rotimi Ologundu the general secretary, other members present are Kayode Obe, Dele Aro, Tayo Adedapo- Aisida, Tayo Dairo, Wale Olateru- Olagbegi among others. Aside from their presence and support, they also presented a huge gift to him.
THE CATHEDRAL NOT LEFT OUT
The Cathedral under the able leadership of Hon Niran Sule-Akinsuyi, Ondo State’s former Commissioner for special duties, came to celebrate with Dr. Kola Ademujimi on his investiture as the Baba Ijo. They all wore the same cap design on white outfits and they were fully prepared for the event. Others present were Hon. Yekini Olanipekun Ondo State’s former Commissioner for Youth and Sport, Mr. Lanre, Hon. Dayo Akinsoyinu former majority leader Ondo State House of Assembly, Mr. Akinji Ige Chairman Blissworld Hotel, among others.
Love from National Assembly
Give it to Dr. Kola Ademujimi, he is, indeed, a man of the people and leader, no wonder he was given the title Igwe of Politics. His style of politics cuts across all political parties in the state and he never allowed politics to separate him and his friends. The two members of the National Assembly, representing Ondo Central at the Senate and House of Reps, were present and they donated graciously to the development of the church. Senator Ayo Akinyelure FCA, Hon. Tajudeen Adefisoye, MHR representing Idanre/Ifedore Fed. Constituency; Rt. Hon. Iroju Ogundeji former Deputy Speaker of the House were present, while a former Ondo Majority leader, Otunba Olumide Araoyinbo, was not left out.
Prince Solagbade Amodeni supportive
Prince Solagbade Amodeni, a former Commissioner, Local Government Chairman and Elder Statesman is one of the close friends to Dr. Kola Ademujimi, the Baba Ijo Methodist Church Nigeria, Idale Idanre. He was there to give his friend all the support.
MUMMY ADEMUJIMI, A PERFECT HOST
The pretty wife of Baba Ijo Methodist Church Nigeria Idale Idanre, Dr. Kola Ademujimi, Mrs. Iyabo Ademujimi, was a perfect host. She was seen moving from one table to another to ensure that all guests were well catered for. Same for the first son of the celebrator, Dr. Tolu Ademujimi, he was on his feet throughout the party.
CLUB 66 IDANRE PRESENT
Club 66 Idanre was fully on ground to give support to one of them Dr. Kola Ademujimi, as he was installed the Baba Ijo Methodist Church Nigeria Idale Idanre. Chief Henry Olofingorite is the president of the club.
Dignities present are: Dr. Olusegun Mimiko former Governor of Ondo State, Hon. Kayode Akinmade, former Commissioner of Information, Ondo State, Hon. Taye Akinyele, a former Commissioner for Employment, Labour and Productivity, Engr. Niran Jogbodo, Prince Ibukun Aroloye, Barr & Mrs. Akin Olatunji, staff of Hope Hospital & Maternity, Idanre, Dr. Taye Akintan, Prof. O. J. Jejelola (KJW), Barr. Dr. Bose George- Akinseye, Dr. Eddy Olafeso, a former Commissioner for information and National Vice Chairman, Southwest PDP, Chief Toyin Akinyemi, President, Elan Club, Akure, Hon. High Chief Rufus Akinnawonu FCA, the Neren of Idanre Kingdom, Hon. Yemi Olowolabi, a former Commissioner for Information, Ondo State, Chief Boluwaji Akinnibosun.
Also on the list were Prof. Ayo Omoyajowo, Prof. Charles Olu Akinyokun, Prof. Felix Olurankise, Dr. Tony Omolola, Dr. Gbenga Oke- Samuel, Prince Segun Adesida, Dr. Soji Omowole former acting rector, Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Prince Omolara Ogunmudea, Hon. Omolade Owoseni, Barr. Akin Olatunji, Dr. Omolola Anthony, Oludolapo Akinmayowa, Yeyelobun of Ile- Oluji, Dr. Okunriboye, Hon. Barr. Oladejo Maloye, Dr. Folorunsho, Deacon Oloruntobi Bola Akingvesote JP, (Proprietor, Bola International Schools, Awule, Akure), Pastor Marcus Adeuti (Rtd. Director General), and Chief Felix Ademujimi, leader of Egbedowu family of Idanre Kingdom, Dcn Agbo Adegboyegun Director First Benaj Resources Nig. LTD, Hon. Taiye Sunday, a former Executive Chairman, Idanre LG.
HON. FESTUS AKINGBASO heads PLANNING COMMITTEE
The Honourable member, representing Idanre State Constituency, Hon. Festus Akingbaso was the Chairman Planning Committee for the installation and investiture. Members of the committee were on top of the event as they ensured that the event was a success. Other members of the team are. Hon. Romeo Adesuyi the Director-General, Engr. Bidemi Oladapo Secretary, Mr. Dele Akinnagbe, Permanent Secretary, SUBEB, Ondo State was the coordinator. Others are: Dr. Festus Akindunni MD/CEO Geomantics Nig. Ltd, Bashorun Akinloye Akinbono Chairman, Imperial Boni Hotel, Mr. Sunday Akinwalere Commissioner-designate, Ondo State, Mr. Sola Akinyombo, Mrs. Ronke Akinkuowo, Mrs Lola Oginyimika, Mrs. Roseline Akinwalere, Deacon Leye Ademujimi, Mr. Adeola Akinyugba, Mr. Olumide Adewalure, Pastor Ijidolire Adelakun, Mrs. Toun Akingesote, and Dr. Adetolu Ademujimi.
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