They all came from far and near to join their kiths and kins to celebrate their cultural festival, “Agan-Un”, the 35th edition since it began in 1983.
Irolu people in Ikenne Local Government Area of Ogun State, South West Nigeria, migrated from Ile Ife, in the present Osun State.
The gathering is to foster unity among natives as well promote peace and tranquility in the town that is renowned for its peaceful co-habitation among both natives and non natives.
It was cultural -like as the Onirolu of Irolu, Oba Sikiru Adeilo Ajibowu Adeyiga, played host to his subjects amd fellow traditional rulers, who turned up at the All Saint’s Anglican Primary School, Irolu for the grand finale.
The Alakenne, Odemo of Isara, Olofin of Onigode, Onilaye, Alaye Ode, Ewusi of Makun among other notable monarchs graced the occassion.
In his welcome address, Oba Adeyiga charged “Iroluians” to ensure that all hands were on deck for the development of the town.
While stressing the importance of peaceful co-existence, Oba Adeyiga, also appealed to them to continue to live in peace as well as being their brothers’ keepers.
He solicited their supports for ongoing projects in the town, which include Irolu Palace, the NOUN study centre among others.
The Irolu Progressive Movememt led by its President, Mr. Adebowale Olufowora,as part of activities marking the celebration, inaugurated a mini water works project, for the use of the Irolu people.
The project, according to Ogunfowora was meant to cater for the water needs of the inhabitants of the town and urged them to ensure that it is properly handled.