The National Leader of All Progressives Congress , APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, will be the chief launcher at the upcoming Omu-Aran Day 2019 scheduled for Saturday Oct. 19 in Omu-Aran, Kwara State.
The Chairman of the Central Planning Committee of the event, Yemi Abidoye, said this on Wednesday in Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government area of Kwara.
Abidoye listed the highlight of the event as the launching of a N500 million appeal fund towards the growth, progress and socio-economic development of the community.
Transformation of community
According to him, the appeal fund is geared toward fast tracking and accelerating the transformation of the community.
He said that the community had witnessed tremendous expansion in both human population and infrastructure, hence the need for adequate planning and its sustainability.
Abidoye said that the one-day event was being planned to generate funds, ideas and map out strategies to achieve the desired transformation of the community.
“The Omu-Aran Day event is a platform intended to bring together sons and daughters of the community and it’s well-wishers toward actualising our development goals.
“Government alone cannot shoulder the enormous needs of every community and locality in terms of basic and essential infrastructure.
“Omu-Aran, as an emerging city, the head post of Igbomina and gateway to some neighbouring states, deserves the best in terms of development.
“That is why we decided to take the bull by the horn as part of our own corporate social responsibility,” he said.
The President, Omu-Aran Development Association, ODA Chief Bisi Adeyemi said arrangements for successful hosting of the event had been put in place.