The people of Ara community in Egbedore local government area of Osun State, recently trooped out to celebrate their monarch, the Alara of Ara kingdom, Oba Olubayo Adesola Windayo, on his third coronation anniversary.
The event was heralded with awards of education by anon-government organisation( NGO), Human Development Initiatives, to 100 secondary academy pupils, including orphans, widows or people with disabilities in the community and some who couldn’t meet up with their academic challenges.
The ceremony attracted the crème de la crème of the society, including traditional monarchs, educationists, technocrats, among others from all walks of life.
The event was organised by the Royal Praise Global Prophetic Outreach, in conjunction with Alara Praise Ministry.
The organisers who said beneficiaries of the education would enjoy the opportunity till the university degree, also distributed academy bags, exercise books and other education tools to secondary academy pupils who attended the occasion.
The traditional monarch thanked God for giving him the strength to conquer the challenges that come across him since he mounted the throne of his forefathers.
I want to thank God for all the grace and benefits we’ve received from left, right and centre, from government and non-government organisations.
One of the biggest sources of water we’ve today in this community was donated by the Rotary Club during my first coronation.
We’ve been suitable to achieve what WHO describes as the target for water supply for any community and present nobody can walk further than 200 metres before getting drinkable water. “ Our academes and maternity centres had been repaired with medical workforce, and we’re getting further people to know that health is wealth.
I’ve established a fairly well- equipped centre where we can do life- saving surgery. Our electricity supply has bettered, ” he added.
In her remarks, the director, Human Development Initiatives, Mrs Onasanaye said the NGO chose to help the vulnerable ones in the society to help them achieve their dreams in life. She appealed to the well- to- do in the society to render helping hand to the disadvantaged.