By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Ibadan Indigenes living in the United States of America (USA) under the auspices of Ibadan Descendants Union USA (IDU USA) have pledged their support for Oyo State governor-elect, Engineer Seyi Makinde in the area of academic and economic development for the betterment of Ibadan people and Oyo state in general.
IDUUSA stated this in a congratulatory letter handed over to the Oyo state governor-elect at his Houston’s residence last Tuesday by Dr Fatai Oyejobi, IDU President, Houston chapter on behalf of the IDU National President, Dr (Mrs) Olubunmi Afonja.
Others members of IDUUSA at the courtesy visit with the President IDU Houston chapter, Dr Fatai Oyejobi on courtesy visit to Oyo governor-elect includes IDU’s National Publicity Secretary, Mrs Adebukola Oyejobi, Dr. Abiodun Raufu and other members.
In the letter, the Ibadan Indigenes living in the United States of America stated, “we look forward to meeting with you and your administration to discuss our programmes and identify potential areas of collaboration on projects to benefit the people of Ibadan and Oyo State in general”.
“Ibadan Descendants’ Union USA Incorporated (IDU USA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established by sons and daughters of Ibadan residing in the USA. Our mission is to support and promote academic and economic growth of Ibadan. In addition, the organization is fully committed to educate and promote our cultural awareness in the Diaspora”, it said.
IDUUSA added in the letter that “since its inception on the 12th of April 2003, the organization has embarked on several projects to benefit people in Ibadan, saying, “these have included renovation of maternity ward and installation of bore hole in Adeoyo Maternity Teaching Hospital, donation of medical equipment to a city hospital and Oyo State government, and provision of educational materials (textbooks, notebooks, etc.) to students (elementary through high schools, vocational schools and colleges). “
The body stressed in the letter that “as an organization, one of our goals is to implement strategic programmes that will foster academic and economic growth.”
Part of the letter reads,
“Dear Governor (Elect) Makinde,
Congratulations on your election as our new State Governor. The National Executive Council and members of Ibadan Descendants’ Union USA (IDU USA), wish you success in your new responsibilities.
Ibadan Descendants’ Union USA (IDU USA) also congratulates President Mohammadu Buhari on his re-election as the President of our noble country. We are proud of the success witnessed in the recent electoral process, which has been viewed as one of the most peaceful and fair elections in recent years.
We pray that the recently completed elections will be the forerunner of the future of the political process in Nigeria.