Some prominent indigenes of Egba Community in Uhunmwonde Local government area of Edo State were at the weekend honoured in Lagos for their meritorious contributions to the development of the community.
The awards were bestowed on them by Egba Development Organisation, Lagos branch.
Among the recipients was Dr. Iyayi, Ifiananyi JP, MFR. He was recognised for his untiring contributions to the physical and human development of the community.
While reading the citation of the renowned businessman, the Chairman of Egba Development Organisation, Lagos branch, Mr. Frederick Onaghise listed his contributions to include the electrification of the community and building of a secondary school, Egba Grammar School in the community, resulting in the massive education of the indigenes of the community.
According to a statement signed by Charles Igbinidu, Public Relations Officer, Egba Development Association, Lagos Branch, Dr. Iyayi was also recognised for single-handedly sponsoring the building of the first bridge leading to the community and the construction of the link road to the community from Benin – Auchi road.
Other award recipients were Mr Abel Omoruyi, JP, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Iyare motors. Eng. Collins Idemudia, Dr Caesar Osaheni Iyayi. The Chief Executive Officer of Caesar Engineering and Construction Company, Hon. Samson Osagie, the immediate past Minority Whip of the House of Representatives, Mr Monday Osayande Chief Executive Officer of AMEOSA Motors, Mr Julius Onaghise, the Public Relations Officer of Caesar Engineering and Construction Company, Mrs Esther Irorere.JP, the leader of the women wing of Egba Development Organisation and Dr Isaac Aladeloye.
Also honoured posthumously were Mr Anthony Iyare (late), Mr Thomas U Igbinedion. (late) Pa Ben Onaghise (late] immediate past Odionwere of Egba, Pa Daniel Igbinoba Ukhure. (late) and Pa Aguebor (late)