The Royal Initiative for the Development of Sagamu Community (RIDSCo) formerly known as Sagamu Community Development Council (SCDC) was inaugurated by His Royal Majesty, Alaiyeluwa Oba Sir. (Dr) Michael Adeniyi Sonariwo, FCA, CON, KJW, Erinjugbo II, the Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remo Kingdom at his Residential Palace on Sunday, 29th May, 2011 with the following Terms of Reference:-

  1. To foster growth and development for a peaceful co-existence within the Community.
  2. To receive annual reports and monitor the Executive’s operations to ensure the promotion of Community Development and peaceful co-existence.
  3. To assist the Executive in formulating ideas for transforming the Community to an ideal entity.
  4. To be the workforce needed to formulate and chart new directions, working through the committees recommended in the steering committee’s reports.

The SCDC changed to RIDSCo within the year under review with its Secretariat at Akarigbo Palace, Ita-Oba, Sagamu . The Royal Initiative for the Development of Sagamu Community (RIDSCo) has an Executive Committee of thirteen (13) members to run its affairs and works through and with nine (9) standing Sub-Committees. RIDSCo has an enlarged council of about forty-five (45) members.



The Executive Committee consists of 13 members. There are four Principal Officers – Chairman, Vice Chairman, General Secretary, Assistant Gen. Secretary and nine (9) other members. The Executive run the Council through sub-committees whose reports would be presented to the stakeholders today.


  1. Admin. & Publicity
  2. Business/Industrial
  3. Education & Youth Empowerment
  4. Health & Environment Committee
  5. Project Monitoring & Implementation
  6. Finance
  7. Intergovernment/Lobby & Land Owners
  8. Security
  9. Special Duties (ad-hoc)






(a) Olootu M. O. Oyedele – Chairman
(b) Sir Prof. Tola Osilesi
(c) Mrs. A. O. A. Adesanya
(d) Prof. Lai Oso
(e) Lukman Banjoko – Adm. Secretary
(f) Bosun Ogunlaja – Finance Officer

The Committee is responsible for the day to day running of the Secretariat including payment of Salaries and Wages, Maintenance of the Secretariat, Publicity and Image Making such as sponsorship of:

  1. Community Magazines of Public Interest
  2. Promotion of Community awareness on Environmental issues in both Print and Electronic Media
  3. Publicity and awareness on the State of Sagamu Local Government communities.
  4. RIDSCo Website development and operation



(a) Engr. Adebayo Osiberu Chairman
(b) Asojuoba Michael Adesanya Secretary
(c) Mr. Tunde Onadeko Member
(d) Dr. Olumide Oduwole Member
(e) Omoba Segun Onabolu Member
(f) Mrs. Funmi Odusoga Member
(g) Mr. Abi Odojukan Member
(h) Two Representatives of Youth Council

The year started with the rejuvenation of this sub-committee. A new membership was constituted with the addition of two members of the newly inaugurated Sagamu Youth Council and a new Chairman in person of Engr. Adebayo Osiberu was appointed. The terms of reference of the new sub-committee were delineated in a letter to the Chairman and these were adopted by the sub-committee as the road map for effectiveness. The Sub Committee had during the year done a lot of ground work and documentation required for the smooth and effective performance in years to come.

A current survey of industries and commercial businesses was commissioned and based on the interim report, the categorisation of industries and ranking for engagement had been done. It was decided to commence engagement with sensitisation of the community on the roles, functions and performances of RIDSCo in the last few years. For this exercise, the organised groups of the community were listed for interaction. The video and other materials for sentisisation were prepared. The first of these series of meetings was organized for the Obas and Community Heads and was very successful as it had in attendance the Akarigbo and over fifteen (15) Obas. The campaigns and subsequent national general elections however disturbed the continuation of these meetings because of the obvious political activities. With the elections over the meetings would resume very soon.

The Sub-Committee is also embarking on visits to factories and major work places within the Local Government area to introduce RIDSCo. The numerous benefits from relating with the Community through the authentic representative – RIDSCo especially for all Corporate Social, Responsibilities (CSR) would be emphasized. For this purpose the itinerary of visits and letters had been prepared. The New Year will therefore witness unprecedented level of activity by the subcommittee.



  1. Mrs. A. O. A. Adesanya                                                                                                             Chairman
  2. Prof. Kayode Dada
  3. Sir Prof. Odutola Osilesi
  4. Otunba Fola Akodu
  5. Alhaji Ladi Ogunneye
  6. Otunba T. O. Saibu
  7. Mrs. A. O. Adeyiga

The focus of the Education and Youth Empowerment in the year was hinged on strategies for strengthening the educational institutions in Sagamu LGA and also in the empowerment of students and out-of -school youths. Same goes for the Skills Acquisition and Developement Scheme.

The following four cardinal programmes were ap proved by RIDSCo:-

  1. Provision of support and learning resources to educational institutions in Sagamu
  2. Promotion of science & technology education in Secondary Schools.
  3. Provision of bursary awards for indigent students in tertiary institutions
  4. Expanded programme of Skill Acquisition Scheme for youths

1. Provision of learning resources to Sagamu Educational Institutions

(a) Supply of Exercise Books for pupils in Public Primary Schools
A total of 167,600 branded exercise books (2A-20 Leaves, 40 & 60 leaves; 2B; 2B Special and 2D;2D Special and Higher Education) were procured for free distribution to all pupils and Teachers in the 55 Primary Schools in Sagamu Local Government Area

(b). Supply of Furniture to Public Secondary Schools in Sagamu Local Government


(c) Educational support for the Physically Challenged
Essential items of equipment were provided in support of the School for Special Needs, Sagamu and the Braille Training School & Rehabilitation Centre of the Nigerian Association for the Blind, Remo Chapter (NAB). RIDSCo acknowledges the additional support given to the Braille School by the SAGAMU UNION OF GREAT BRITAIN.

2. Promotion of science & technology education in Secondary Schools

Science and mathematics are subjects of great importance for careers in agriculture, engineering, medicine, science and technology. RIDSCo therefore recognizes that there is dire need to encourage appropriate investment in the teaching of these subjects, which are of great importance for the future development of our nation.

Continued support was provided for the programme of coaching lessons in Science, Mathematics, Lit-in-English, Civic Education, Economics and Commerce for final year (SS3) students. These extra-mural classes, held at week-ends and during long vacation holidays have been on going since 2011. The assessment of the programme revealed its positive impact on the performance of students in the core subjects in WAEC and NECO examinations.

3. Bursary award for Indigent Students in tertiary institutions.

After a rigorous 2014 Bursary Awards process was concluded a total number of 62 students in the final year of their courses at Nigerian public tertiary educational institutions (Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education, College of Health Technology and Schools of Nursing) were given bursary award of N50,000 each. Selection of beneficiaries was based on merit.

The Details of the beneficiaries are as follows:-


1 Lateef Razaq Olajide OAU 4
2 Anwojue Maria A. Fed. Poly Ede 7
3 Ogunsi Halimat Abiodun School of Nursing 6
4 Bello Oluwabukolami Fed. Poly Ede 1
5 Hassan Oladimeji OOU 3
6 Onadein Abimbola Florence TASUED 12
7 Adesanya Kehinde Omotayo TASUED 7
8 Akinyemi Omotoyosi Ajoke School of Nursing 9
9 Aina Aishat Olufunmi OAU 7
10 Falade Temilade O. FUNNAB 4
11 Olusanya Mutiat Yetunde OOU 3
12 Orekoya Adekunle J. Gateway Poly 2
13 Salisu Airat Omowunmi OOU 3
14 Adegboyega Sesan M. Gateway Poly 3
15 Awofodu Olufemi O. FUNNAB 7
16 Kamiyo Adekunle Mustador LAUTECH 6
17 Onawoga Fatimah UNILAG 3
18 Jibodu Oriyomi Falilat MAPOLY 4
19 Lawal Morufat O. MAPOLY 3
20 Opanuga Olayinka F. LAUTECH 3
21 Rufai Kolapo Abass TASUED 3
22 Adetu Dare Dipo Gateway Poly 4
23 Jimoh Adebisi Monsurat MAPOLY 3
24 Ogunyemi Afolashade O. MAPOLY 14
25 Ismaila Azeezat OOU 7
26 Shosanwo Usman Olamide OOU 3
27 Sodunke Aishat A. MAPOLY 3
28 Solarin Moyosola Karimat OOU 3
29 Yunus Bukola Adeshina MAPOLY 5
30 Fagbemi Ebun TASUED 10
31 Ogundipe Olanrewaju UNILAG 12
32 Awoniyi Tawakalitu Remilekun LAUTECH 2
33 Oladeoku Rainat Abolade FUNNAB 3
34 Sonowo Adeolu N. Fed. Poly Ilaro 14
35 Ayodeji Olatunji O. OOU 4
36 Bakare Balkis Ifeoluwa MAPOLY 12
37 Salako Bolatito O. Coll. of Health 14
38 Sikiru Aminat Olayemi OOU 6
39 Jimoh Omotayo Ramat MAPOLY 12
40 Ogunbase Kehinde O. Fed. Poly Ede 1
41 Idowu Bukola S. School of Nursing 4
42 Lawal Karimot Odunayo MAPOLY 5
43 Olateju Idowu Oluwagbenga MAPOLY 5
44 Shobowale Habeeb O. Gateway Poly 6
45 Sofekun Opemipo Monisola TASUED 3
46 Olatunji Fikayo Bolanle School of Nursing 3
47 Salisu Wasiu A. Fed. Poly Ilaro 4
48 Soneye Ayobami Babatunde School of Nursing 10
49 Tajudeen Omosalewa S. School of Nursing 3
51 Onabajo Taofeek A. Gateway Poly 3
52 Oseni Kudirat O. MAPOLY 12
53 Adesanya Waheed Idowu MAPOLY 6
54 Awoniyi Olamide Adebimpe MAPOLY 4
55 Oresanya Yetunde Saidat MAPOLY 6
56 Sanmi Abeeb Olarewaju OOU 1
57 Dawodu Israel Adeniyi TASUED 9
58 Yesu Omotolani Rebecca OOU 2
59 Yisa Isiaka A. MAPOLY 5
60 Sanni Rukayat Ibukunola FUNNAB 2
61 Balogun Adeola A. OOU 3
62 Ogunsola Musibau O. TASUED 7

4. Youth Empowerment

4.1 Training and Skills Acquisition
Continued funding was provided to support the apprenticeship of youths in various technical and vocational trades. This programme, which is executed in collaboration with Sagamu Development Association (SDA), also provided free essential start-up tools, for trainees who are on-stream with various Trade Masters. The details of the beneficiaries of the scheme who graduated in 2014 and were given heavily subsidized take-off equipment/tools are:-

1 Anota Taiwo Hair Dressing
2 Abibat Sodunke Hair Dressing
3 Debora Kolawole Hair Dressing
4 Ejimo Abijo Hair Dressing
5 Funmi Osho Hair Dressing
6 Aina Adeleke Hair Dressing
7 Deborah Suraju Hair Dressing
8 Adelarin Suraju Hair Dressing
9 Blesing Emmanuel Hair Dressing
10 Damilola Salami Tailoring / Fashion Design
11 Iyabo Ogundare Tailoring / Fashion Design
12 Bilikisu Muraino Tailoring / Fashion Design
13 Basirat Tola Sogade Tailoring / Fashion Design
14 Risikat Adesina Tailoring / Fashion Design
15 Latifat Soyemi Tailoring / Fashion Design
16 Olubunmi Ajibi Tailoring / Fashion Design
17 Taiwo Opatola Tailoring / Fashion Design
18 Rasheedat Sanya Tailoring / Fashion Design
19 Yemisi Salaudeen Tailoring / Fashion Design


1 Mrs. Aminat Bello Hair Dressing
2 Mrs. Morufa Bola Oke Hair Dressing
3 Mrs. Mojisola Oladepo Adeleke Hair Dressing
4 Mrs. Aduragbemi Salami Tailoring / Fashion Design
5 Mrs. Morayo Awoyemi (Best) Tailoring / Fashion Design
6 Mrs. Ajoke Ajibi Tailoring / Fashion Design
7 Mrs. Funmi Oguntade Tailoring / Fashion Design

1. Engr. Tunde Awojobi
2. Mr. Gbuyi Olu. Sonubi

Dr. A. O. Abijo, fstan

4.2 WORKSHOP/SEMINAR tagged “Job Sure” for unemployed graduates
A large number of our young graduates of tertiary institutions are unemployed or underemployed. It is however, recognized that there exists a practical knowledge and self – projection skills gap in this group; In order to address this, a one-day interactive workshop tagged “Job Sure” for self Discovery, Vision Creation, Nurturing the Entrepreneurial spirit and how to start and grow business – the simple way, was organized

The workshop which was conducted by seasoned resource persons, was based on the International Standards set by Junior Chambers International (JCI) in the instruction of young adults and was held on Wednesday, 15th October 2014. There were 62 participants selected from the 15 Wards of Sagamu Local Government. It is planned that the workshop will henceforth be held annually for new graduates
4.3. IT Learning Centre/ IT Training
Six (6) sessions of the introductory computer training programme were undertaken in 2014 at the Community IT Learning Centre at Lafarge WAPCO site. A total of 283 trainees from the different sectors of the community benefitted from the training programme. Free transportation for the trainees was provided.

Presentations of awards were made to the best 2 Students in each of the 5 batches of IT Training courses for youth in 2014.

It is to be noted that the sixth and last session in each year is now earmarked for ADULTS.


Dr. Tolani Oduwole (Chairman)
Dr. A. Adeleke Adedoyin
Prof. Sola Sonubi
Prof. O. O. Dada
Mrs. O. O. Odusoga
Dr. Dayo Ogunlaja
Eng. Prince Bayo Osiberu
Alhaji S. O. Bakare
The Sub Committee had a fruitful year full of events and achievements There was an Eye Test outreach with collaboration with the Eye Foundation. This involved the screening and treatment of the public in Sagamu. There were members of the Community who needed Cataract extraction and they were screened and operated by the Eye Foundation. The cost of surgery was subsidized and 50 such cases were paid for by RIDSCo.

The Sagamu Community Centre is a Non Governmental Organization that support, people living with HIV/AIDS. Some of the vulnerable children and orphans are supported by the Sagamu Community Centre. This Committee is supporting the scheme to give succor to the orphans.

In furtherance of our concern about environmental hygiene and care of the environment, we purchased implements to support the efforts of the Youths in this endeavour. Shovels, wheel barrows, rakes, reflective jackets were purchased to enable Sagamu Youths participate effectively in this exercise. We also did landscaping of the frontage of the Akarigbo Palace. This is in furtherance of our Green Sagamu Project. It was a delight to see the beautiful greenery during the 25th Anniversary Coronation Ceremonies. The project is ongoing and we are looking forward to an impressive outcome that we will be proud of.

We took a detailed study of the needs of the infrastructure and operational needs of the Legacy Primary Health Centre, Isale Oko. This is part of our effort at upgrading the services of Primary Health Centres. We have done Makun Primary Health Centre, the New PHC at Awolowo Market, Ajaka and now the Legacy PHC, Isale Oko. The entire facility was redesigned to the specification of the Medical officer of Health, Sagamu Local Government. The waiting area, Consulting rooms, Delivery rooms, Kitchen, Toilets, Laboratory, Pharmacy and Staff Offices were remodeled. An inverter was also purchased to support the energy needs of the Health Centre, especially at night.

We report with joy that we have succeeded in negotiating an arrangement with the Eye Foundation whereby a Vision Room is created in the Legacy Health Centre, Isale Oko, Sagamu where tests are conducted at affordable fee.

It has been a very productive and fruitful year under review in this sector


(a) Asiwaju S. K. Onafowokan (Chairman)
(b) Olootu Omoba M. O. Oyedele
(c) Prof. K. Dada
(d) Sir. Prof. Tola Osilesi
(e) Princess Iyabo Odulate
(f) Mr. Abi Odojukan
(g) Prof. Odusoga O. L
* The Committee has continued to interact with the Chairman and members of the Sagamu Local Government on Sagamu Local Government Community development matters.

* The Committee acted to promote Communal awareness on Land dispute between Sagamu and Obafemi Owode Local Government Boundary Land disputes, which is currently receiving attention before the State and Federal Governments.


(a) Asiwaju S. K. Onafowokan (Chairman)
(b) Prince S. A. Awosanya, JP
(c) Asiwaju Ademola Awosanya
(d) Alhaji G. K. Oladipo
(e) Otunba M. Awoyemi
(f) Alhaji S. O. Bakare
a. Fish Farming: The fish ponds are reportedly now safe and well protected from erosion/flood. Efforts are being made to insure the ponds against natural disaster.

b. Construction of a Hall: The Association had started the construction of its Association Hall along Bashorun Adebisi Adesanya Road, Sagamu. This appears not be in line with what the fund given to them which is for the empowerment of their members is meant for.

c. Empowerment Programme: The empowerment programme of the Association is a yearly recurrent expenditure and is on course.

d. Yearly Financial Reward: It is noted that a yearly financial reward initiative put in place by the Association which provides proportional financial reward to every member in accordance with his/her sitting contribution at every meeting. This is contrary to the policy of Lafarge which does not allow any financial reward to be given to their members. The Royal Fathers are looking into how to correct this anomaly.


(a) Lt. Col. (Rtd) M. G. Bisuga
(b) Col. (Rtd) Duro Oyebanjo
(c) Chief Dipo Oyewole
(d) Mr. Yomi Adebayo

Funds are made available to Sagamu Security Council to support efforts at reducing robbery and crime of all dimensions, including cases of kidnapping which became rampant of recent. The Council has to give maximum support to the Security committee in view of the precarious security situation in the country in general and in Sagamu in particular. The increasing number of Banking and Financial Institutions justified this support.

One (1) Patrol Hilux Vehicle was donated to Sagamu Security Council.


1. Chief Bldr. E. Olu Sokoya – Chairman
2. Asojuoba Michael Adesanya – Secretary
3. Otunba Fola Akodu – Member
4. Alhaji Taju Saka – Member
5. Omoba Segun Onabolu – Member
6. Alh. G. K. Odujoko – Member
7. Prince Ade Sowemimo – Member

The following projects were completed:-
a. 4 Classroom building for Wesley School, Gbara
b. 4 Classroom building for African Church Pry. School, Ewu Oloja
c. 4 Classroom building for Zumratu Islamiya Pry School, Ojumele
d. 6 Classroom building for St. John’s Anglican Primary School, Ode-Remo
e. Borehole and Toilet for Sagamu Town Hall, Sagamu
f. Deepwell at Fojege
g. Deepwell at Iponyinade
h. Deepwell at Ajepodo
i. Deepwell at Ewu-Lisa
j. Borehole at Oko Central


(a) Sagamu Ikorodu Road Rehabilitation
(i) Engr. Bayo Osiberu – Chairman
(ii) RIDSCo Chairman & Representatives
(iii) Secretary to Sagamu Local Government
(iv) Lafarge-WAPCO Representatives
(v) Phoenix Steel Mill Ltd
(vi) Standard Metallurgical Company Ltd, (SMC) Sagamu
(vii) Sparkwest Ltd, Sagamu
(viii) PPMC/NNPC, Mosimi Depot, Sagamu.
(ix) Real Infrastructure Steel Mill Ltd
(x) African Foundries
(xi) African Steel Ltd, Odogunyan

The activities of this Sub-Committee shifted more to the Oba Erinwole Road and other Areas as the Federal Government was working on the Ikorodu Road. The concentration of the Federal Government was on the stretch of the Road from Oba Erinwole Junction to Old Mechanic Village, Oke Diya. By the end of the year, about two thirds of the Road had been completed leaving the Oke Diya end of the Road. The complete portion of the Road and especially major problematics spots (Ita Sanmi, Ogijo Township, Odo Ngunyan Junction) have deteriorated making traveling to Ikorodu difficult.

With the support of Lafarge Africa Plc, the Sub-Committee was able to sand fill major portions of the Oba Erinwole Road. This was done to divert the trailer traffic from the middle of the town. The repairs done endured till the beginning of the rains when it became obvious that rivers flowing across the roads have been blocked and area spilling on to the Road. The dredging of the rivers has become a necessity and efforts are on to commence this dredging. During the 25th Anniversary of the Akarigbo, Oba Michael Adeniyi Sonariwo, the committee was also deployed to repair the sensitive Roads – Amunisan Road and Road to Akarigbo’s residence for improvement in the flow of the increased traffic.

(b) Lafarge Community Water Project for Sagamu City
Engr. Bayo Osiberu – Chairman
Prince Ade Sowemimo – Member
Engr. Adedeji Esan – Plant Manager, Lafarge Africa Plc, Sagamu Plant.
Engr. Ayo Onabolu – Lafarge Africa Plc
Engr. Sunday Ogunyinka – Lafarge Africa Plc,
Lukman Banjoko – Secretary
RIDSCo has for years been imploring Lafarge Africa Plc to treat part of her quarry water for use by the Community. This water that is available from the operations of the exploitations of the underground limestone deposit is presently used for production operations and the excess thrown to the drains. During the year, progress was made in convincing Lafarge to start the process of asserting the usefulness of the Water. Physio-Chemical and Micrbiological analyses of the water were done by the Ogun State Water Corporation and an independent Public Analyst. Both results confirmed the water as adequate for treatment to potable drinkable water.

Lafarge Africa Plc, has now engaged a consultant to ascertain the quantity of water available, size of treatment plant affordable and cost of the plant. The initial report of the consultant has been presented and the next stage of design is in progress . At the same time, Lafarge Africa Plc is looking for International donor agencies to buy into this laudable project in view of the huge amount required to execute the project.

I thank you all for listening attentively to the presentation of this report. RIDSCo pledges to continually be of good service to the Sagamu Community and members are quite appreciative of the opportunity given to serve.

We want to appreciate Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc for its enormous financial contribution towards the success of RIDSCo which underscores the development of Sagamu Community. We are hoping that other industries in Sagamu Local Government area would emulate the good gesture of Larfage Africa Plc, Sagamu.

RIDSCo is also full of gratitude to everyone present here in honour of its invitation. This occasion will not be worth its while without your presence and participation.

We must not forget to thank the able Chairman, Committee Chairmen and members for their commitment and hard-work. Community service, though a thankless job is worthy of emulation by all. We also appreciate the collaboration between us and Sagamu Local Government Chairman and her team. The community should be congratulated for the noble initiatives which are worthy and special in promoting peace, progress and a secured future for all. With RIDSCo website now functional, the execution of most of its projects and dissemination of information have been made a lot easier. It has been of tremendous advantage in the process of bursary award applications.

Long live Sagamu, Long live Remo, Long live Ogun State and the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Orisagamu ewa, a gbe dede eni O. Amin

Mrs. A. O. A. Adesanya
General Secretary