Lagos Journalist, Alhaji Bashir Adefaka, was on Saturday 5th October 2019 honoured with a Merit Award ny the Deji and Paramount Ruler of Akure Kingdom, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi Odundun II.
Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Ibadan, Prof. Abiodun Ayodele, former Chairman, Ondo State Muslim Welfare Board, Alhaji Jimoh Ibrahim, Ibadan based business magnate, Mr. Olumide Origunloye, Prince Adebisi Adeniyi, Mr. Jide Owolabi, Hon. Kemi Akinsanya, Engr. Sunday Falae, Taiwo Fagite and Michael Adeyeye were other recipients of the merit award among sons and daughters of Akure Kingdom.
The Deji in his remarks said the Merit Award for the recipients became imperative in appreciation of their immeasurable contributions to the successes recorded during the month long Ulefunta Festival 2019 of the Kingdom.
in a report by The Defenders, Oba Aladelusi was particularly appreciative of Alhaji Bashir Adefaka, who is Prince of Isolo under the Akure Kingdom, saying, “I thank my son Bashir Adefaka for his effort” especially for the success of Ulefunta Annual Public Lecture 2019 which was not only delivered by the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, but more importantly raised the rank of Akure Kingdom in the scheme of things.
The Deji, who was exceptionally happy with all offficers and members of Adebisi Adeniyi-led Central Committee of the all-important Ulefunta event, thanked the President of ODI, an Akure Oyemekun contact group, Mr. Olumide Origunloye, and other members such as Mr. Ayorinde Ajaiyi, Prince Adebisi Adeniyi and others.
He said, “These are the people that spent their money, energy and contacts towards ensuring the success of the event.
“When we wanted to start the Ulefunta, they first of all contributed N5 million tasking themselves. I cannot thank you enough. Akure Agbe a o! Amiin,” the Deji appreciated.