VIDEO: CCII honors Oyo Deputy Governor, Bayo Lawal
To celebrate the 62nd Independent Day holiday, Prince Oluyemisi Adetayo Adeaga, the president of the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes, CCII, led some members of his team to the Bashorun residence of the Oyo state Deputy Governor, Barrister Bayo Lawal, on Monday.
Adeaga spoke highly of Bayo Lawal, whom he had known for 35 years and considered to be a very close friend.
He described the deputy governor as a man of integrity, unwavering loyalty, and humility.
The retired civil servant and businessman added that the purpose of their visit was to allow him, as a stakeholder in Oyo state’s development, to acknowledge his influence over the years since his first political appointment as Attorney General of Oyo State, as well as the tremendous accomplishments made by the people of Oyo state under Governor Seyi Makinde’s leadership.
“As a people, we are grateful for the peaceful growth of Oyo state and for your enormous contributions to that development.”
“We have been great friends for a very long time, and I can guarantee you that I will continue to support you.”
The CCII, an umbrella organization for all Social-Cultural Societies/Clubs of Ibadan ancestry both at home and abroad, also gave the deputy governor a talking drum as a mark of honor and to assist his political career.
While speaking, the National Secretary of CCII thanked his wife, Chief Mrs. Ajibola Lawal, profusely for welcoming them with such warmth and for providing them with excellent cuisine and care.
“We are extremely appreciative for receiving us and for creating time for us out of your hectic schedule, we are really grateful,” said the secretary on behalf of the president general and the olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Lekan Balogun.
In his remarks, the deputy governor, Barrister Bayo Lawal, expressed his gratitude for the kind gesture from CCII and assured them that the Oyo state government, led by Governor Seyi Makinde, would continue to uphold the interests of the people.