28th March, 2012
The President and founder of the Oodua Peoples’ Congress, Dr. Frederick Fasehun, has commended the Lagos State House of Assembly for its excellent performance so far.
Fasehun gave this commendation when he led some top officials of the group on a courtesy call on the Speaker Adeyemi Ikuforiji.
He thanked the lawmakers for their “exemplary performance of legislative duties which has transformed the lives of the people.”
The OPC founder who was accompanied by the group’s National Monitoring Commander, Alhaji Taofeek Adeyemi; National General Secretary, Comrade Dare Adesope and the National Publicity Secretary, Comrade Olusola Ajayi, assured the Speaker of the support of the group for the Lagos State House of Assembly.
He, however, requested for better recognition of the group as way of further giving it a sense of belonging, so that the pursuit of its goals and objectives of can be realised.
Dr. Fasehun, who put the group’s figure at about six million people, solicited for better understanding between government and the group as a way to further fortify the security network in the state and ensure harmonious peaceful co-existence among various ethnic nationals living in the state.
He also solicited for a befitting secretariat for the group.
Responding, Speaker Adeyemi Ikuforiji stressed the readiness of the Assembly to assist the group within the confines of the law.
Ikuforiji said the House appreciates every custodian of Yoruba tradition and would remain proud of the Yoruba heritage.
“The achievement and history of the Oodua descendants is commendable, and as such the group as a representation of the core value of Yoruba race deserve all recognition, which probably before now has been overlooked,” he said.