Oodua Progressive Union honors members

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Oodua Progressive Union (OPU), a Yoruba organisation created to serve as a platform for sons and daughters of Yoruba ancestors in the Diaspora on Saturday honored its members at the Reform Club of Banjul along MDI Road in Kanifing.

The OPU is a non-governmental and non-religious organisation formed in 2011 to work for the common interest of the Yorubaland.

Coordinator Akeem B. Abudu said OPU is working to expand its scope of activities and that their plans are embark on projects that will support the union to avoid dependency on contributions from members.

He said the occasion is one of its kind in the history of OPU Gambia chapter, saying the awardees have worked tirelessly in the promotion of the chapter activities. This, he said, has also contributed greatly to humanity and national development that benefits their host nation The Gambia in various ways. “It is in that regard we deemed it fitting to award them with a title which have already been given to them and blessed by the World Convener of OPU.”

Mayor of Banjul Rohey Malick Lowe appealed to members to always be good and law abiding citizens to enable them contribute meaningfully to the development of The Gambia.

Author: Fatou O Barrow