The Chairman Ikorodu Development Association (IKODASS), Mr Ganiu Abiru on Thursday said it had introduced new activities to boost the 27th edition of the Ikorodu Oga Day.
Abiru disclosed this at the IKODASS Secretariat in Ikorodu.
The Chairman listed the new activities as Boat Regatta, Walk for Fitness, Raffle Draws and Mini Trade fair to make the event scheduled to hold from Nov.10 to Nov.17 more a glamorous festival.
“Every year, we keep improving, since the current executives has been on board, we have been introducing new innovations.
“We are trying to surpass the Ojude Oba celebration in Ijebu Ode so that our people from home and abroad will enjoy this year’s celebration.
“We have introduced different activities to celebrate this year’s programme among which is the raffle draw where the winner goes home with a Toyota Corolla with just N200.
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“Registered members of Lagos State Art and Culture; and delegates from the ministry will also be present to make the occasion a more formidable one,” Abiru said.
The Chairman said that boat regatta was introduced to give fishermen among the residence the opportunity to showcase their talents, adding that those who performed well would be rewarded and given further training in their professions.
“However, there will be a mini trade fair where traders, women and artisans will have the opportunity to display their produce as part of the innovation and activities lined up to make it an impressive celebration,” he said.
He said that the seven days festival would also be an opportunity to some youths to showcase their talents in areas such as football and other games and they would be awarded prizes as winners.
The Chairman called on Ikorodu indigenes, home and abroad to participate fully to make the celebration a memorable one.