Educational Support, Empowerments, As Itire Patriots Holds Anniversary Amid Funfare
Nestled in Lagos State, South West Nigeria, is a bubbling town with busy streets and magnificent buildings called Itire.
it’s a place where history, culture, and the residents are celebrated in a colourful annual event known as the #Itire Patriots day.
Itire patriots comprises of matured minds, from all walks of life, 40 years of age and above who live in the community and share common goals and aspirations towards the community.
The Itire patriots day is usually marked every October 1st to commemorate the country’s independence and also bring members together to feast, wine and dine, engage in sporting activities and give back to the community that produced them.
Itire Patriot also help purchase jamb forms for admission seekers, create employment through many means and also empower the youths in the community.
The 2023 Edition tagged Together we thrive, Empowering our community, started with the Disc Jockey serenading the gathering before the movement took them to the Oba’s Palace in the morning.
Upon resumption from the Oba’s Palace the powerful executives and members of the union engaged in street soccer and some sporting activities in the community amid cheers and jubilation from the crowd.
Soon after, women in the community gathered and engaged in some sporting exercise that came with a reward of food items, namely; Spaghetti, Rice and Groundnut oil.
Speaking at the event, the president of Itire Patriot club, Kayode Akin Ayodele said that the Itire Patriot started four years ago as a means to identify with their root as contemporary of many years.
He said the aim is to come together and impact their society as a means for the community to improve on all fronts.
Continuing, he said Itire patriots also comprises of individuals who are presently residing outside the community, persons based abroad are also involved while some are still very much welcome.
Also speaking at the event, the Chairman Think Tank, Feyisayo Adeniyi said the essence of the event was for Itire bred that God has favoured to come together and impact the society that produced them.
He added that the club serve as an avenue that connects the past and present and encourage the upcoming ones to emulate.
Furthermore, It’s a chance for everyone to gather, wine and dine chart the way forward and an opportunity to celebrate Nigeria’s independence.
Another prominent member of the union, Olumide Okunyemi also noted that men who have attained the height of their profession are the brains behind it.
He added that Itire Patriots is made up of different people from different background and ethnic nationalities and it brings about cross fertilization of ideas.
On bringing everyone together, Okunyemi said that it’s a one year plan that requires dedication and selflessness.
The secretary of the union, Dr Benjamin also highlighted the significance of the club and what it stands to gain.
He noted that the matured minds who are members of the club come together to put resources together as a means of giving back and attaching importance to a community that produced them all.
According to him, one love still holds them together, giving back to the society, youth empowerment and many more are some of the things that are drawing more persons to the group.
He added that in the last edition, many exercise books were printed and shared to the primary school in the community.
About 150 Jamb forms were distributed to admission seekers in the community,
The police station were given generating set, and provided car tyres for them to aid their movement.
The Itire patriots club is saddled with the responsibility of doing things that will put the community as one of the best and put them on same pedestal with other forward going communities in the world.