Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister of Interior and former Governor of Osun State, is set to chair the unveiling of the Okanlawon Memorial Trust, a humanitarian organisation set up by the family of the late Pa Asafa Olohuntoogun Okanlawon and his wife, Alhaja Basirat Okanlawon.
Other dignitaries expected at the event on Saturday include Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State; his Lagos State counterpart, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Postmaster General of the Federation and CEO of Nigeria Postal Service, Dr. Ismail Adebayo Adewusi.
Other guests include the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II); and Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams.
The National Missioner of Ansar-ud-Deen Society of Nigeria, Sheikh Abdul-Rahman Olanrewaju Ahmad, is the Guest Lecturer of the event holding on April 3, 2021 at Kings Riverside Holiday and Resorts, by Odo-Oba River, Iwo-Ibadan Road, Iwo, Osun State.
The event is in celebration of the 45 years after the death of Pa Okanlawon and his wife, who also died on February 15 this year.
The family said the humanitarian organisation will contribute to society in its own little way.
Information available on the website of the organisation says: “Okanlawon Memorial Trust (OMT) represents the values held by the two beautiful souls – Late Pa Asafa Olohuntoogun Okanlawon & Late Alhaja Basirat Abike Okanlawon (nee Alao) – who lived their lives, in service to humanity in their immediate community.”
While stating “Sustainable Support to achieve a socially stable society” as its vision statement, the organization said in its Mission Statement: “To mobilize, empower and motivate tomorrow’s potential leaders to achieve their full potential through helpful hands.”