The event usually take place on May 27 of every year to mark the children’s day. But due to the effects of covid19 pandemic, there was a reschedule of the usual date. The event held on 11th of june, 2021.
The event has in attendance important personalities such as HRM, Oba (DR) Philip Kalejaye (JP), The Odede of Igboegunren, and other important dignitaries.
The finalists are Omomowo Godgift Oluwaseun who came 1st, Abejoye Adebowale Emmanuel who came 2nd, and Omosehin Lovelyn Gbadura, who came 3rd. They were gifted with 100k, 50k and 25k respectively.
It’s no longer news that cult activities has gravely affected the peaceful nature of Ilaje LGA, and before now efforts has been made at curbing the menace, but over the years, the efforts has proven futile.
Recently, there’s been cult clashes that has led to loss of lives, and this time, the people has had enough, and are forced to look inwards to find a lasting solution.
In finding a lasting solution, the Ilaje Dynamic Patriots (GWAMA) met on the 29th of May, 2021, and the outcome of the meeting was a communal ban on cult activities. They resolved that no form of cult activities will be tolerated, and any breach of the directive will be met with appropriate punishment.
As part of the efforts at putting an end to cultism, a protest was also put together as a way to warn and sensitize people on the dangers and consequences of cultism, and also it’s implications when caught in the act.