The massive event centre at the at Yard 158 on Oregun wore a colourful look on Sunday and was in carnival mode as several dignitaries including politicians, business owners, market men and women as well as politicians honour the Executive Chairman of Oshodi-Isolo local government, Otunba Kehinde Almoroof Oloyede at the final burial ceremony of his mother, the late Alhaja Tayelolu Almoroof.
The Event centre was beautifully decorated with expensive materials to show the class and panache, to make statement about the personalities holding the party.
Though a Sunday, guests of the chairman and his siblings started arriving the venue as early as 12 noon, decked in the beautiful and colourful Ankara aso ebi chosen for the celebration of life and times of the amazon.
There was enough to eat and drink at the party as the chairman and his siblings gave their late mother a befitting final burial.
Chairmen of Local government and local council development areas, under the auspices of Lagos State conference 57 honoured one of their own with their presence as most of them including the chairman of ALGON, Hon Kolade Alabi were in attendance.
Oshodi Isolo council management staff equally turned out in large number to honour their boss, while market men and women from the local government, led by the Iyaloja general, Chief Mrs Ejide Adeyanju and the Babaloja of Oshodi, Alhaji Abdul Kolawole Sanni, popularly known as Provida led market men and women to honour the departed mother of the council boss, who was the first Iyaloja general of Oshodi-Isolo.
Members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers also trooped out in large number to celebrate with the amiable council boss and they were led by their chairman, Alhaji Musiliu Ayinde Akinsanya.
The chairman and Chief Executive of Confidence Cargo, Mr Dada Aigbe and several other clearing agents honoured the council boss with their presence.
The Director General of the National Film and Video Censors Board, Alhaji Adedayo Aduke-Thomas led the federal government’s delegation to the event with his staff, friends and political associates.
The political class was led by the Apex leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oshodi-Isolo local government, Pa J.O.Olabimtan and many other leaders.
Councillors from the local government equally showed solidarity with their chairman and they were all present at the shindig.
Traditional leaders at the event include the Olu of Ojokoro, Elewu of Ewu kingdom among others.
Former Ambassador of Nigeria to Ghana, Senator Musiliu Olatunde Obanikoro was also on hand to celebrate with the council boss as well as Otunba Jide Oni, a chieftain of the APC.
Speaking with journalists at the occasion, the ebullient council helmsman thanked God for giving him the opportunity to bury Alhaja Almoroof and finally bid her farewell.
He described his late mother as a very loving and supportive mother who encouraged him, as well as his siblings in their chosen fields and that she was the inspiration that led him to where he is today.
He prayed to God to grant his mum eternal rest and promised on behalf of his siblings to continue the Legacy of good work left by their mother.
Those present at the high class event include chairmen of councils and LCDAS, Hon. Valentine Buraimoh, Sesan Daini, Rasak Ajala, David Famuyiwa, and several others, as well as vice chairmen of local government and local council development areas across the state.
On hand to add colour to the occasion was Alhaji Shefiu Alao all the way from Abeokuta who thrilled the audience with his melodious and classical fuji music, which the celebrants and their guests danced to.
The event complied with the covid 19 precautionary measures, and safety officers were on hand to monitor the level of compliance.