Orile-Agege Agog As Otunba Eyitayo Ogunmola “Eyi-Eko” Becomes Mayegun Of Orile-Agege Kingdom
By: Arikawe Femi
Orile-Agege, today, Saturday, August 18th, agog as His Royal Majesty, Oba Alayeluwa Ambaliu Hakeem Agbedeyi, the Alaige of Orile-Agege Kingdom, confers Mayegun of Orile Agege on Otunba (Amb.) Eyitayo Ogunmola, the MD and CEO of Utiva.
Eyitayo Ogunmola, popularly called “EyiEko”, a Nigerian tech entrepreneur and global talent development personality who has helped over 45,000 Africans learn technology skills and has also supported major startups and enterprises to hire talents among Africans.
Recently, Eyi-Eko launched a private trust fund to support constituents tagged “Eyi-Eko Movement Initiative,” aimed at supporting constituents in Ifako-Ijaye Local Government Area.
The respectable personality who has given hope to thousands of Nigerians, majorly women, people with disabilities, youth, and many more, through his trust fund, “Eyi-Eko Movement Initiatives,” was honoured with the title of “Mayegun of Orile Agege” by HRM. Oba Alaiyeluwa Ambaliu Hakeem Agbedeyi, the paramount of Orile-Agege.
This title is in recognition of Eyitayo’s humanitarian services for indigent Africans, particularly Nigerians, and his constituents under the watch of the paramount ruler, who have seen his contributions to the development of his people and the kingdom where he was raised.
Aside from being a tech entrepreneur, Eyi-Eko has made an investment in the lives of Nigerians, empowering them to start and grow their own businesses as part of his humanitarian services.
Eyi-Eko, not limited to empowerment, also engaged in sporting activities. where he recently hosted the Ifako-Ijaiye Community Football Tournament and has hosted two editions of the same with the mission of uniting the communities in the Ifako-Ijaiye community through sports.
According to the traditional ruler, Otunba Eyitayo was installed as the Mayegun of Orile Agege for his contributions to the social and economic development of society over the years, adding that the honour was meant to encourage him to continue the good work and to also make contributions to the development of society at large.
The installation ceremony took place at the palace of the monarch, having Hon. Fadayomi, Mr. Fisayo, Baale Sholanke, Baale Araromi, Hon. Olaibi Emmanuel, Chief Imam Alubarika Central Mosque, and Raji Ridwanullah, among others, in attendance.
However, Otunba Eyitayo Ogunmola “Eyi-Eko”, while speaking to newsmen after his installation, expressed his gratitude to Oba Ambaliu Hakeem Agbedeyi and Orile Agege Kingdom for the honour done to him.
“With a heart full of joy and gratitude, I want to thank the Almighty God for His blessings. I deeply appreciate His Royal Majesty, Oba Ambaliu Hakeem Agbedeyi, the Alayige of Orile Agege, and his cabinet for considering me worthy of this great honour.”
“I feel really privileged and honoured, and I’m quite excited for this opportunity to serve and contribute to the growth of the community.”
“Moving forward, I am looking forward to investing in the community and developing youth in the community.”