Okeho Day Celebration set to hold November 26th 2022

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Onjo of Okeho

Plans are in top gear for the week-long activities that will culminate in the grand
finale of the 2022 Okeho Day celebration. The event will begin on November 20,
2022, while the grand finale will take place on November 26, 2022.
Okeho, the headquarters of Kajola Local Government area of Oyo State, is a
valley-town agrarian community surrounded by seven hills which include Eti-
Igun, Oke-Olofin, Akasube, Biayin, Okofori, Meseole and Obaapa.

In his Royal statement, the Onjo of Okeho, Oba Dr. Rafiu Osuolale Mustapha,
Adeiitan II said, “we are set for the homecoming of our sons and daughters
from all across the world to mark another historic event in our hometown with
pomp and pageantry. It is always a joyous occasion where we celebrate our
achievers, motivate our youngsters and also showcase the beauty of our
community to the world.”

“With myriads of self-developmental efforts of the town, we are delighted to say
that our community has continued to experience tremendous growth from the
confederation of eleven independent communities, namely Alubo, Bode, Gbonje,
Ijo, Imoba, Isia, Isemi, Oke-Ogun/Ogbinte, Ogan, Olele and Ashin/Pamo. The new quarters as- Ilupeju, Asaka, Ajegunle (Abu),” Meseole, Ojete, Opin, the
Oba added.

Bolstering this, the Chairman of the Central Planning Committee, High Prince
Dr. Leye Babalola, this year’s Okeho Day is another call to continually build our
hometown. As a community that has thrived on the generous spirit of our sons
and daughters spread across the world. We are converging again for a weeklong
celebration to fraternize with one another. The main project to be commissioned
during the celebration is Solar Street Lightening for the Okeho community”

The chairman of Egbe Omo Ibile, Alh. Azeez Lakanla, therefore, called on the
sons and daughters of Okeho, both home and abroad, to contribute immensely
towards the success of the programme and the development of their source.
While reeling out the programmes of activities for the weeklong celebration, the
Secretary of the Central Planning Committee, Pastor Tim Amosun said there
would be an interdenominational church thanksgiving service; an interschool
Quiz competition scheduled to take place at Onjo Secondary High School,
Okeho; a community-wide Clean-up Day; and a Political Summit. Other
activities are an Economic Summit; Gbagede Oba where all the quarters and
community societies pay homage to Kabiyesi, the chief host, the custodian of
the norms, values, culture, and tradition of town; a Jumaat prayer and a
novelty football match.

The grand finale on Saturday, November 26 intends to be a celebration of
culture, fashion, glamour, candour, beauty, and royalty as sons and daughters
of Okeho will converge in large numbers.

Expected at the event are people from traditional rulers, political, corporate & social Nigeria, and people from all walks of life to experience the unique lifestyle of Okeho.

Recently, the town was granted approval by the National Open University of
Nigeria (NOUN) to begin academic activities at the Okeho Study Centre.

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