** As Lawmakers, community leaders urge the club to embrace unity, togetherness
Members of Club Seventies Epe have been advised to ensure that unity and togetherness remains their watchword.
This advise was given to members during the celebration of the Club’s 20th Anniversary, inauguration and awards ceremony in Lagos, by Hon. Abiodun Tobun who was a special guest at the occasion.
Hon Tobun, who is a member of Lagos State House of Assembly representing Epe Constituency I, urged members to allow the spirit of nationalism and unity to reflect in their social activities in the club to promote peaceful co-existence in the community.
The lawmaker said that with 20 years of coming into existence, the club had come of age.
He said the Club Seventies Epe is the engine room that will propel Epe community to achieved all round development.
He stressed that the activities of the club instilled spirit of unity and peaceful co-existence among youths from different background in the community.
In his own remark at the occasion, Chief Olawale Mogaji, the Otun Balogun of Epe kingdom who Chair the programme said that the club had contributed immensely to the socio-economic development of Epe community in enhancing unity.
He said that the club has been a great builder of all positive development in the community.
Mogaji added that the 20th Anniversary programme was timely.
“This is because, it comes at a time that the unity of the community is paramount.
“The primary aim is to promote national cohesion and unity among members of the community ethic nationalities.
“For the club to give back to the community is a good omen to the unity of Epe community,” he said.
The Otun Balogun of Epe Kingdom thanked the club management for the vision they have embarked upon to further unite all sons and daughters of Epe Division mindless of the diverse traditions and heritages.
He said: “I must sincerely thank the gesture of the club to honour some of us and I also pray that the people of the division will reciprocate the gestures.
Dr. Hassan Sanuth, Director, Ministry of Environment in Lagos State advised members of the club to see themselves as one and indivisible entity for proper growth and steady development in the division
“With this, I believe that the sky is the starting point.
Also, Mr. Kolapo Adediran Wasiu, Deputy Director, Legislative Department, Lagos State House of Assembly, made a frantic call for unity among the club members.
He said: “It is marvellous to see these set of people being together for a period of 20 years.
During the inauguration of new executives, the outgoing president of the club, DM Ibrahim Adesegun Sanuth expressed happiness for a successful and seamless handing over to new President.
Sanuth advised the incoming administration to continue with the legacies previous administration’s laid down procedures and regulations.
“I’m very happy with the level of progress so far since twenty (20) years ago. It has not been easy getting to this point. We can do more and better”.
“The incoming regime must be proactive and understand the situation on ground. Our commitment / coming together is not only to socialize and help co-members but to also provide support for the people of the community and the state at large.
“I must also register my sincere appreciation to all and sundry who are here to honour our invitation. Thank you all,” he said.
In his remarks the President, MD Adelaja Hassan, the newly inaugurated president of the Club pledged to further unite the club the more.
Hassan said that the 20th Anniversary programme included the presentation of merit awards to various individuals who have registered names in the development of Epe and the state at large.