The First Permanent Vice Chairman, Lagos State Council of Obas & Chiefs and Chairman, Ikorodu Division Council of Obas & Chiefs, His Royal Majesty, Oba (Engr.) Kabir Adewale Shotobi and Sekumade of Ipakodo, His Royal Majesty, Oba (Engr.) Bashir Sotonwa, on Monday, April 17, 2022, joined Christians in Ikorodu to celebrate this year’s Easter.
The two revered royal fathers were part of the dignitaries that converged on the Ebute riverbank (Oke Odo), inside the Ikorodu Ferry Terminal, Ebute in Ikorodu West Local Council Development Area (LCDA) on the Easter Monday to mark the Biblical traditional doctrine of the convergence and meeting with Jesus Christ after his death, resurrection and ascension to heaven at the Galilee.
The celebration took place within the premises of the Ikorodu Ferry Terminal, where the congregation was able to view the lagoon.
While Oba Sotonwa was physically present with his Olori, palace chiefs and Baales, the Ayangbure of Ikorodu sent a strong delegation of traditional chiefs and his staff of office.
Dr (Evangelist) Emmanuel Adegoke, Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ikorodu branch, who delivered the sermon at the Easter Monday celebration in Ikorodu, charged Christians to emulate how Jesus Christ lived his life.
While stating that Jesus Christ washed away sins with the fasting, death and his resurrection, Dr Adegoke charged Christians not return to their sinful life.
He also charged leaders to be godly and use their positions for the good of the people and development of the society.
Mr Muyideen Yusuf, the Supervisory Councilor, Agriculture, Social and Chieftsibcy and Mr Adelani Okunade, Supervisory Councilor, Youth & Sports, Ikorodu West LCDA, represented the Council Chairman, Hon. Sulaimon Kazeem Olanrewaju, the host Chairman, while Mr Tosin Mabunmi, Chief of Staff to the Chairman, Ikorodu LG, represented his boss.
Also at the celebration were Baales, the aspirant for the Ikorodu Constituency I Assembly seat, Mr Samson Bisiriyu, Chieftains of the Ipakodo Youth Group, members of the Jerusalem Pilgrims Association, Ikorodu branch, as well as members of different churches.