After many years of contemplating a community hall and raising funds for the purpose, the Igbogbo community on Saturday, March 5, 2022, officially moved to the site where the proposed Igbogbo Town hall would be built.
The proposed site, which is a 3 acres of land, was acquired along Oreta/Offin Road in Igbogbo, Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Ikorodu Division, Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria.
The Adeboruwa – in – Council, led by the Odofin of Igbogbo, High Chief Tajudeen Duduyemi Alade Onasanya, officially erected the signpost on the site, a situation many described as historic.
Also at the brief but historic ceremony were chieftains of the Igbogbo Development Association (IDEA) and the 2021/2022 Igbogbo Day Planning Committee. While Hon. (Chief) Mrs Adebimpe Akinsola , former acting Commissioner for Tourism and Special Adviser for Arts & Culture, led the IDEA as its Vice Chairman, Mr. Nasir Titilope Andu-Balogun led the Igbogbo Day Planning Committee.
Meanwhile, in a statement by Mr Idris Adesina, Secretary, Igbogbo Day Planning Committee, the community has once again solicited for support towards the project from the sons and daughters of the Kingdom.
“Consequent upon the erection of the signpost, we are, therefore, soliciting for the support of all sons and daughters of Igbogbo Kingdom, including those in diaspora, to support the landmark project”, he pleaded.
“However, today’s exercise is a prelude to the Year 2022 edition of the Ighbogbo Day tagged, “OGO TUNTUN (NEW GLORY)”.
“We will all be alive to witness the construction and commissioning of the ultra – Modern Hall”.
The construction of the Igbogbo town hall is a project that the community has been pursuing for a long time and has raised funds for its construction. However, the plan stalled due to unavailability of land.