Story: Funmilayo Adeyemi Photo: Adekoya Adegbite
As part of activities to commemorate the 50th birthday of the First Lady of Ogun State, Her Excellency, Olufunsho Amosun, a grand lecture which was tagged ‘’Greening the Economy’’ was held at Herbert Ogunde, Moshhood Abiola Way, Ogun State. The auspicious event was preceded by a church service and a special prayer at the Government House Mosque with family, friends and members of the Ogun State Executive Council in attendance.
The event presented an opportunity for the commissioning of A.A.K Degun Mitros Estate Laderin, Abeokuta by the Wife of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Her Excellency, Mrs. Aisha MuhammaduBuhari.
A.A.K Degun Mitros Estate is a project developed in fulfillment of one of the cardinal objectives of the administration of His Excellency, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, to provide qualitative housing for public servants under a home ownership programme, which will see several families benefiting from the opportunity to own their homes. The project is a gated residential community funded and subsidized by the administration. Phase 1 of this development is made up of 68 units of 2 bedroom semi-detached houses, flats and 92 units of 3 bedroom semi-detached units, a total of 160 units on a 4.5Ha site.
During the event, Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun remarked that ‘’Our various housing initiative, driven by the government agencies in the housing sector, are designed to complement each other and serve clearly defined target markets’’.
Immediately after the commissioning of A.A.K Degun Mitros Estate, all roads was led to Governor Amosun’s resident, at Ajisafe Street, G.R.A Ikeja, where a disco party of some sort was held. Starting from the exquisite wines and garnished dishes including the scintillating music which was provided by DJ Jimmy Jatt, the party no doubt proved that lots of efforts were painstakingly put together by the celebrant’s children who organized the event.
The birthday girl, Dr. Olufunsho Amosu looked resplendent in a red jumpsuit as she beamed with smiles, chilling and exchanging pleasantries at the venue. Thereafter was the cutting of the well-designed cake by the celebrant as family members and well-wishers joined her in a flurry of photographs.