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Alhaja Kudirat Kassim Becomes 5th Iyalode Ilufemiloye 1 Of Ilishan Remo


On Saturday,10th December 2022, Chief Mrs. Kudirat Kassim became the Iyalode Ilu of Ilishan-Remo, in Ogun State. It was a colourful ceremony.

The ceremony was held at the palace of HRH Oba Mojeed Olufemi Michael Sonuga, the Olofin of Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State.

Chief Mrs. Kudirat Kassim was accompanied by her children, Mr. Tunde Alabi, Dr. Juwon Alabi, Olanike Alabi, Dr. Taofik Kassim, Mr. Usman Kassim, Mrs. Lola Ashiru and the Iyalode Maye Ibadan, former Oyo 1st Lady, Cheif Mrs. Mutiat Ladoja.

HRH Oba Mojeed Michael Sonuga and his wife, Olori Folashade received a standing ovation, as they proceeded to their seat.

 Speaking about the importance and the process of picking the 5th Iyalode, Oba Sonuga said he needs a woman the people can respect and listen to, so everyone mentioned just one person, Chief Mrs. Kudirat Kassim who has been doing a lot and helping everyone that comes across her.

While thanking the King, Chief Mrs. Kudirat Kassim promised to do more and also make sure the Ilishan-Remo community is well represented across Nigeria. She thanked her lovely husband, Alhaji ( Oloye) Dr. Shakirudeen Olanrewaju Kassim, the popular ijebu industrialist, called Shokas, for supporting her and sending all his friends and family from Ibadan and Ijebu Igbo. She also thanked the Iyalode- in-Council of Ilishan-Remo for nominating her. She promised not to disappoint them. She revealed that the day she'll come to hold a classy Chieftaincy title party will be announced to everyone.

 

 Meet  Members Of Ilishan-Remo Chieftaincy Council

All the other chieftaincy holders were present to show support for their King and to let the new Iyalode know they all support her.

 Members present are, Chief Fagorala Ade ( Oluwo Of Ilishan-Remo), Chief Jinodu Rasheed  ( Apena Of Ilishan-Remo), Chief Tajudeen Dauda ( Alase Ilishan-Remo), Chief Mrs. Alaba Oyewusi ( Erelu Obinrin), Chief Mrs. Lanihun Sodipo ( Iyaloja), Agba Akin L.A. Osinowo, Chief Pegba Otemolu ( Akogun Of Ilishan-Remo), Chief ( Prof) Wale Awotide, Erelu Mowunmi Sotubo, Chief Sokemi, Chief Rotimi Fagorale, and others.

 

Other special guests are Alhaja Simiat Adeleke- Larodo, Chief & Mrs. Toyin Oyewoga, Mrs. Kemi Koleowo, Chief Mrs. Abiodun Saka Balogun, Mrs. Ayo Ariyo, Mrs. Modupe Afelamo, Alhaja Adijat Ogunmola Afolabi and Otunba Wale Fowosere.

 

The Vote of thanks was done by Mrs. Kemi Koleowo who thanked the King and everyone for coming to celebrate with them. In a chat with her, she revealed how Chief Kudirat Kassim has been helping and playing the role of Mum to all. The ceremony ended at her house where she entertained everyone.

--Report by Salisu Nurudeen

 

 

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