ILARO-YEWA: The Paramount Ruler of Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Gbadewole Olugbenle, has announced the postponement of the Civic Reception & Awards ceremony being planned to honour distinguished sons and daughters of Yewaland for their career attainments and contribution to the development of Yewaland and humanity.
According to a press release e-signed by Pastor Obafemi Bamidele Akinola, the Coordinator, Committee of Yewa Groups & Associations and made available to the media by Elhadj AbuSatar Idowu Hamed, a member of the Media & Strategy Committee of the event, the ceremony which was earlier slated for Saturday, April 11, 2020 was put on hold as a result of the global pandemic – COVID-19, and the directives from the Federal and State governments to suspend all activities throughout the country.
The release further stated that “All recipients/awardees and invited guests to the Civic Reception And Award programme scheduled for Saturday April 11, 2020, which is being organised by the Office of the Paramount Ruler of Yewaland and notable groups and associations in Yewaland are hereby informed of its postponement due to the Covid -19 pandemic, while a suitable date shall soon be communicated.
Kabiyesi, Oba Olugbenle further appealed to the people of Yewa, Ogun State and Nigeria at large to adhere strictly to the government directives aimed at containing the dreaded and pandemic Coronavirus.
”The Paramount Ruler of Yewaland urges all to stay safe at this time and assured that this period will surely come to pass, very soon.”