Every Road leads to Okemesi Ekiti on Christmas eve day for OYEDS


By Femi Oguntayo

Okemesi Ekiti, the ancient town of Fabunmi Oraralada, the generalissimo of Ekitiparapo war, will on the 22nd to 24th be eventful as indigenes and non indigenes from all over the world will be coming for a summit, first of its kind, tagged: Okemesi Youth And Economic Development Summit (OYEDS).

The grand finale of this programme will take place at the hall of Okemesi Grammar School on the 24th of December though it will start on Friday 22nd, December with a health talk and medical screening tagged: Productive Living Through Personal Health Maintenance and Empowerment.

The Medical Screening Campaign will also  be on diseases like:
Basic tests on Blood Pressure, blood sugar and the likes, mental Illness, health problems related to use of hard drugs/substances, HIV/AIDS - Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) and career development counseling talk  with  Dr. M.k. Bolarinwa

Those Targeted for this programme are Students ( SS1 - SS3),  representatives of all  associations and all those who care for medical attention. The
Venue for this health programme is  Fabunmi Memorial Grammar School hall. The time is 10am and this Section will be anchored by Dr Ariyibi Kayode who is the Vice President, Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) in Ekiti State.

The Okemesi Christian Fellowship will be sponsoring this health programme and thanksgiving service will take place at the Okemesi Central mosque at 1pm. Later that evening by 6: 30, there will be Candlelight processions to create awareness for the main event.

On Saturday, the second day of the programme, 23rd December, 2017, there will be a football match which is the final round of the tornament on the Fabunmi Memorial football field. Chief Taiwo Ariyibi who is the Chairman Sports committee will be the anchor. This football tournament is sponsored by the OYEDS Donors.

The Grand finale of this Summit will take place on the 24th of December, 2017 at the Okemesi  Grammar School hall.

Prior to the commencement  of the summit, there will be Thanksgiving services in all the churches in the town before the commencement of the programme by 12noon.

The Guests of Honors expected to grace the occasion are the Owa ooye in council, Political office holders, Head of Christian community, Head of Muslim community, Head of Osinles, Past FOIU Presidents and National Secretaries, Branch Chairmen of FOIU nationwide, Presidents of Okemesi clubs and associations, Oloriewes from each compounds and Distinguished personalities.

Dr. M.K. Bolarinwa, Dr. Josef B.Bolarinwa and
Chief Alh. Bayo M.R. Ajijola are to moderate the programme while the Managing Director and Editor in Chief of *Fountain Newsbreaker* , Akogun Tai Oguntayo in conjunction with the
CFA Studies International is the Rapporteur of the programme.

The programme is going to be an interactive one where the following personalities will be the Discussants: Chief Bukola Oluwadiya, Prof. Biyi Daramola, Chief M.A.O. Oyeniyan, Mr Goke, Engr Kayode Esho, Mr. Laoye Jaiyeola, Mr. Moses Jolayemi, Mr. Jide Omikunle, Chief Mrs Mojirade Oluwadiya, Mr Ayodele Ibuoye and Hon. Wale Fapohunda. Others are: Hon. Adebayo Adeosun (Awise), Presidents and Representatives of all associations and clubs.

However, being a summit there are two lectures stipulated for the enhancement of development in the town. These lectures are to be delivered by two great sons of the town. Prof. Niyi Okunola shall be talking on the topic: Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship value chain: Case Studies for Okemesi

While Mr. Dare Babarinsa will talk on the topic:
Leadership, Economic and Political development in a community: The way forward in Okemesi.

There will be Presentation of Prizes to the winners of the competitions earlier organized and also distribution of  Scholarships to Students by some clubs in the town.

FAJID Security will provide security Services and the unit is headed by Obong Joel Fakorede who is a retired Military personnel. The Master of Ceremony (MC) of this event will be Olorunnisola Damilola Theophilus.

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