-Dateline:13th March, 2021
The annual general meeting of Okun Development Association’s agenda are as follows –
-The President’s report. * Consideration of the President report. * The National Secretary’s report. * Consideration of the National Secretary’s report. * The Financial Secretary’s report. * Consideration of the Financial Secretary’s report. * Official unveiling of ODA Website. * Presentation, Adoption/Ratification of new ODA Constitution. * Okun Nation: Our future and the National project. * Dissolution of the National Executive. * Election of the National Executive. The annual general meeting of ODA was well attended with dignitaries from all works of life. After a thorough and successful deliberations, Congress resolved and agreed on the following among others-.
1) The Congress expressed concern about the elusive unity in Okunland. This elusiveness was further evidenced by the failed attempt by some few sponsored people to foist a ” Caretaker Committee” on ODA rather than allow the conduct of a legitimate election.
2). On the rising insecurity of lives and properties in Okun Nation, Congress urged the government and the security personnel to rise up to the challenge of Banditry, Kidnapping, Farmers – Herders crisis and Gunmen attack, which are currently ravaging the peace and unity of our dear nation.
3) The Congress discussed extensively on having her own state and be merged to South West because Okun people naturally belong to the South West
4)The Congress expressed the desire for the Okun people to produce from amongst themselves the Governor of the State in 2023 for the sake of fairness, equity and justice. Congress notes that for this to happen, Okun people must start without delay the necessary consultations with the right stakeholders and master the politics of Win-Win
5) The Congress reviewed the finances of the Association and expressed shock at the lack of meaningful support from members of the Association. The Congress appealed to Okun Sons and Daughters at home and in the Diaspora to give all necessary financial support to the Association.
5) Congress expressed serious concern over the lack of sufficient interest in the affairs of the Association by prominent sons and daughters of Okun in Nigeria, noting that without the active participation of this categories of people, the pace of development of the land will remain at a slow speed
6) For more effective and strong Okun Development Association, the Congress accepted, adopted and ratified the amended Constitution of the ODA with a few modifications.
7) Based on the tireless efforts of Barr. Femi Mokikan led ODA National Executive at reaching all sons and daughters of Okun Nation at home and in the diaspora on her day to day activities, a website for ODA was launched and unveiled. The Congress commended the Association for this innovative idea.
8) Having dissolved the ODA National Executive which has completed their three (3) years in office, the congress, having been satisfied with the performance and numerous achievements recorded by Barr. Femi Mokikan-led ODA Executive, Congress unanimously agreed and gave the National Executive another term in office for them to be able to complete the good work they are doing.
Names of the elected ODA National Executive are as follows -.
- Barr. Femi Mokikan –
President – General
- Barr. Sam Morito – VP North. 3. Elder Omotunde Mesirin – VP South.
- Mr Kunle Tayo – VP Home. 5. Ben Ayo Abereoran – National Secretary.
- Mr Kehinde Owohunwa – Assistant Secretary. 7. Mrs Bola Olorunmaiye – Ampitan – Treasurer.
- Prince Oshafunmi Isreal – Financial Secretary. 9. Alh. Alhassan Sule – Ass. Financial Secretary.
- Mr Olorunfemi Ojo Emmanuel – PRO 1.
- Chief Oloruntoba Olanrewaju – PRO 2.
- Mr Olutimehin Kunle – Auditor. 13. Comrade Ajibade AJB – Social Secretary.
- Barr. Abimbola Sunday – Legal Adviser.
- Hon. DCN Olusuyi Otitoju – Liaison Officer, Abuja.
- Mr Tunde Ibrahim – Liaison Officer, Lokoja.
17) Michael Olorunjuwon – Ex-Official
18) Internal Auditor
Dignitaries at the meeting include HRM Oba Solomon Dele Owoniyi, Obaro of Kabba and Chairman Okun Area Traditional Council who was ably represented by Chief Funsho Emmanuel Olorunfemi, the Obajana of Oweland, Secretary to Kogi State Government, Dr. Folashade Ayoade, Comdr. Jerry Duro Omodara, Kogi State Security Adviser, President OODUA Redemption Alliance and Secretary General Yoruba World Assembly, Dr. Victor Taiwo, Col.(Rtd) Yomi Dare, Amb. Akeson Rotimi, Presidents of all Districts Associations in Okunland among others. The National Executive Council Members took the oath of office immediately.
Barr Femi Mokikan
(Alara) Ben Ayo Abereoran