The Chief Executive officer Lagos International Trade Fair complex, LITFC, Chief (Mrs.) Lucy Omosefe Ajayi, a Lady described by many as a paragon of beauty and brains has just added another feather being conferred with another Chieftaincy file the : Yeye Meso of Ado Kingdom by His Royal Majesty, Oba Lateef Olayinka, the Alado of Ado Kingdom, Amuwo Odofin Local Government, Lagos State
The Traditional Ruler in commemorating his 20th Anniversary coronation decided to honour Lucy Ajayi as a woman of substance. The Alado in performing the installation – traditional rites in his palace extolled the virtues of Lucy has distinguished Woman who has impacted on many people and the society, He gave credence to the remarkable developments recorded in the Trade Fair following her assumption of office and the noticeable reforms and turn – around.
Chief (Mrs.) Ajayi, remarked in her response that the two Chieftaincy Tittles she received consecutively in a space of five months is a pointer to the fact that people in her constituency value her contributions and spurring her to strives harder. In her words “Yeye Meso” and the other title I received some months back really have no distinctive difference, they mean the same thing, and the only thing is that I am having two titles now. Yeye Meso means Beautiful Mother of the Kingdom, which implies you have added more to the kingdom. “In essence, it is the beauty at heart, not physical beauty, when you have impacted so many lives positively and you are a woman then you are Yeye Meso. While thanking God for the honour, Ajayi called on women to be more involved in active politics rather than sing praises of politicians who use and dump them afterwards. “My concern is for women to take active role in politics, I am already in politics and I would encourage more women to come. “Although, I prefer taking up appointive roles which include the capacity I occupy now because seeking elective positions requires lots of money and other factors that scare me,” she said. She, however, urged women to bring up their children in a godly way in spite their busy schedules. “We should try and bring our children up in the way of the Lord and if you give them a godly beginning, they would not deviate from it. “As a woman who is politically- driven, I ensure I sleep late and wake up early, so as to cater for my home. I must not lose this important role as it can either make or mar lives of the future generations,” she said.
Chief Ebubedike Ofokansi, the Executive President of ASPANDA commended Ajayi for her bravery and passion for development. Similarly, Chief Okechukwu Eze an importer and Occupant of the Trade Fair Complex eulogised her, “she is a princess indeed with touch of royalty, she listens patiently and proffers solutions to problems I admire her” In the same vein, Chief Folorunso Ajayi, her Spouse noted that in spite of lots of pressure, she work round the clock to excel in all fronts, and especially achieving stability, serenity and sanity hitherto missing at the LITFC. Chief Odigie the Obamedu of Ekpoma Kingdom, a monarch and the Father of Lucy Ajayi in a chat with Balogun Israel the National Waves Special Projects Director; espoused the sterling attributes of her daughter “Keen vibrant and meticulous, she had shown leadership attributes as a Child”. She urged her to be cautions in relating to people and her utterances as a role model; “People recognize you don’t have to ignore anyone irrespective of their status, you are a princess a blue blood from a Royal Family, and this is title as a mark of recognition from a different society and people”. The ceremony was attended by political big wigs, and the crème – de – la crème.
By Israel S. G. Balogun ———–