Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shuaib has felicitated with the Managing Director of Nilayo Sports Marketing Limited, Mr. Bukola Olopade, and his wife Mrs. Yetunde Olopade on their Chieftaincy installation as ‘Osi Asoju Oba & Erelu Osi Asoju Oba Of Egbaland’.
Shuaib described Olopade as a noble son of the land, who has duly contributed to the growth and development of Egbaland in a modest, but uncommon manner.
According to a Press Statement released on Thursday, The Sports-loving Deputy Governor explained that the Alake Of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, CFR must have singled out the Marketing Expert and his wife because of their exploits in the area of Sports Administration and Sports Marketing in Ogun State and Nigeria as a whole.
The statement reads: ‘ It is my distinct pleasure to rejoice with you and your dear wife, on your installation as Osi Asoju Oba and Erelu Osi Asoju Oba of Egbaland respectively. This auspicious occasion has brought you into the class of some of the highly respected Chiefs in the palace of the Alake, the paramount ruler of Egbaland.
‘No doubt, his Royal Majesty, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, CFR, Okunekun IV must have singled both of you for these honours because of your modest but uncommon contribution to the development and growth of the ancient city of Egba and Nigeria as a whole.
“Aside from being a two-term Commissioner for Youths & Sports in your native land of Ogun State, your exploits in the areas of Sports Administration cum Sports marketing in Nigeria are quite commendable.
“You remain a shining example to our generation in this regard and I believe this honour as the Osi Asoju Oba of Egbaland will further propel you to do more for Ogun, Nigeria, and indeed humanity. Congratulations my brother.”
The installation ceremony is scheduled to take place at the historical palace of the Monarch, on Saturday, 24th of June, starting from 10 am.
Hon. Olopade was the sports custodian in the Gateway state when the state hosted what is adjudged, the best National Sports Festival ever, in 2006.
Through his company, Nilayo Sports Management Limited, the soon to be installed Osi Asoju Oba of Egbaland is known for his giant strides in sport, particularly road races in the country.
He is the brain behind the prestigious silver labelled Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, the Abeokuta 10KM Race, the Remo Ultra Race, and the Ijebu Heritage Half Marathon, among other notable events across Nigeria.