The entire Fadugba-Ogunlewe Royal family of Igbogbo, Lagos State is set to commemorate the remembrance anniversary of their patriarchs, late prince Amos Ogunlewe and the late first traditional ruler of Igbogbo, Oba Festus Ogunlewe respectively.

The traditional ruler, who died 50 year ago was a younger brother to Prince Amos Olugbosi Ogunlewe who died 76 year ago and the commemoration would be held for a week with different event

According to history, Late Oba Molaja Ogunlewe was the first Adeboruwa of Igbogbo and first educated Monarch in the entire Lagos Colony, who reigned between 1940-1974, earning the appellation, “Oba Alakowe”.

He was the father of Prince Adesegun Ogunlewe, former Lagos State Head of Service(HOS), among other great children.
Similarly, Late Prince Amos Olugbusi was also the first educated indigene of Igbogbo and father of the former Minister for Works, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, member of the 5the Assembly.

After the death of the two great sons of Igbogbo Kingdom many decades ago, their memories, human and infrastructural development impacts have continued to speak glowingly about them for decades.

Hence, the family’s took a standing decision to celebrate their legacies.

To commemorate the twin remembrance anniversary, representatives of the family on Saturday, 15th June paid a royal courtesy visit to the Adeboruwa of Igbogbo, Oba Semiudeen Kasali and the Adeboruwa-in-Council.

The essence of the visit was to formally notify the monarch about the commemorative event.

The entire family will lay foundation for the construction of a twin hostel facility at the Lagos State Civil Service Model College, Igbogbo on Friday, June 28, in continuation of the historic event to immortalise the two great Igbogbo Icons.

The head of Fadugba-Ogunlewe Royal family of Igbogbo, Dr Akinola Ogunlewe would be leading other prominent members to conduct the foundation laying ceremony of the 100-Bed Prince Amos Olugbosi and 100-Bed Oba Festus Molaja Ogunlewe Dormitories.

Afterwards, members of the family would also be observing a special jumat service at the Igbogbo central Mosque, under the spiritual leadership of Chief Imam Dhikrullah Andu.

The family would subsequently retire to Oba Festus Molaja Ogunlewe House beside the Adeboruwa Palace in Igbogbo, for a remembrance Service and reception.

The event would be climax with a special thanksgiving service on Sunday, June 30, at the United African Methodist Church, Igbogbo, a Church facilitated by the Fadugba-Ogunlewe family.

Some of the prominent family members expected to grace the event includes; Dr Akinola Ogunlewe, Prince Gbadebo Ogunlewe, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, Prince Adesegun Ogunlewe.

Also expected at the event is Dr Jaiyeola Ogunlewe, among many other Fadugba-Ogunlewe sons and daughters.

By News Connect Online

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