In a groundbreaking development set to reshape the destiny of Ejinrin Kingdom in Lagos State, kakalistiq.com reports that the President of Ejinrin Youths Organization (EYO), Prince Ademola Adetola, has expressed his elation following a press briefing with Del-York International. The organization, in collaboration with the Lagos State Government, is set to launch a transformative $100 million Film City Project in Ejinrin, Ikosi-Ejinrin LCDA, Epe Division.
Expressing his enthusiasm for the development, Prince Ademola credited the Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for catalyzing prosperity among the community’s youth through this ambitious project.
The press briefing saw the participation of Alaiyeluwa Oba Rafiu Ishola Babatunde Balogun, the Elejinrin of Ejinrin Kingdom, alongside the Chiefs and youth representatives of Ejinrin Kingdom. The meeting centered on the film cit project and preparations to welcome Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to Ejinrin Kingdom on Wednesday, 18th October 2023.
During the briefing, Prince Ademola expressed deep emotions, echoing the sentiments of Ejinrin’s youth. He recounted the painful tales of Ejinrin’s decline from a once vibrant and aesthetically pleasing community to a mere shadow of its former self. The youth had been burdened with stories of rich history, but little progress to show for it.
“Witnessing the dawn of a modern Ejinrin Kingdom, driven by a $100 million investment from Del-York International, was a deeply emotional experience for the youth. We recognize this endeavor as the opportunity to rewrite our community’s narrative and make our cherished dreams a reality,” he retorted.
In an emotional tribute to Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwoolu and Del-York International, Prince Ademola declared, “Mr. Governor, we love you.”
According to Prince Ademola, the Elejinrin, during the briefing, meticulously chronicled the community’s history, presenting compelling facts and figures that underscored the significance of the project. Ejinrin’s age-old issues were now permanently addressed, paving the way for its sons and daughters to invest and reside peacefully in their beloved community.
Regarding the role of Ejinrin’s youth in this transformative development, Prince Ademola emphasized the importance of their inclusion across all aspects of the project. He stressed the need for skill training to enable them to seize the opportunities that lie ahead. “Ejinrin’s youth aspire to be the traders, engineers, accountants, and cinematographers needed for the project’s success,” he added.
Prince Ademola extended heartfelt gratitude to the Almighty God for His mercy and thanked the Elejinrin for bringing hope and prosperity to the kingdom. He recognized the unrelenting efforts of the community’s sons and daughters, who worked tirelessly to make the project a reality.
The establishment of a film city in the iconic Ejinrin kingdom, known for its legendary Ejinrin Market during the 18th century, promises to resurrect the community’s former glory. The bustling trade hub once drew praises from the renowned Yoruba musician, Evangelist Ebenezer Obey, and the upcoming Film City Project is set to ensure Ejinrin reclaims its place as a leader among cities and towns.