Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Eko Pride and Culture Week. Modern day Eyo. . Alakete Pupa Presents Traditional Staff To Fashola
Alakete Pupa Conclave (Eyo Laba or the Royal Eyo) on Monday presented the traditional staff of Eyo to the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), for blessing at the Lagos House, Ikeja .
The ceremony featured chants by the staff bearers led by the leader or Olori Eyo, Chief Kabiru Adesina Oshodi to present the staff to the Governor, after which he offered detailed prayers for the continued well being of the Governor, his team, the state and the nation.
The ceremony, known as Ikapa, is traditionally held to present the staff of Eyo for blessing to the Governor, the Oba of Lagos and other eminent Lagosians as well as herald the hosting of the Eyo Festival. It began on Sunday with the Eyo Adimu Conclave presenting the Staff of Eyo to the Governor at State House, Marina.