The Ikorodu Development Association (IKODASS) has announced the commencement date for this year’s edition of the annual Ikorodu Oga Day Celebration.
According to the Chairman of IKODASS, Otunba Ganiu Olusegun Abiru, who made the announcement in Ikorodu community yesterday, Sunday, September 9, 2018, the event will hold between November 10 to 17, 2018.
In his words; “This year’s Ikorodu Oga will begin effective, 10th – 17th November 2018 and in line with our practice, the walk for fitness exercise which precedes the events proper would still hold two weeks to the event to arouse the interest of our people and create the desired awareness on the imminence of the celebration.
“We will be going to the mosque on Friday 9th to pray for God’s blessings throughout the event and climax it with a thanksgiving service in the Church on Sunday the 11th November 2018.”
He continued further that; “There is not going to be much difference in our programmes from what we did last year, but the contents, scope and style would be slightly different to avert monotony.
“Some of the programmes for the events include but not limited to schools debate, marathon race, beauty competition, music extravaganza, cultural display for our heritage, woro carnival, drama, youth emancipation programme, medical check-up, lectures, elders day, etc.
“Some new programme such as Ikorodu-Oga Mini Trade fair will be introduced to give our Entrepreneurs the opportunity to display their wares & products.”
Meanwhile, Abiru while commenting on security of hundreds of residents who would be part of the annual event said; “We are not unaware of the tumultuous crowd of last year which indeed posed a lot of threat to our security machinery. I wish to state that we have learned from that and hope to put in place a better security arrangement to avert uncontrollable commotion.”