The National Coordinator of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams, was conferred on Sunday with the chieftaincy title of AWHANNUKONGAN (Asiwaju Ogun of Badagry) by the Akran of Badagry.
The honour was part of activities marking the 40th year coronation anniversary of De Wheno Aholu Menu-Toyi, The Akran of Badagry.
At the ceremony, Oba Akran said he honoured Adams with the chieftaincy title in recognition of his contributions to the promotion of tourism in Badagry through Olokun Festival Foundation, which had been organising Olokun Festival in the last 15 years.
Also, a white cap chief, Onusekan Gbewa l, the Jengen of Badagry, noted that the OPC chief’s antecedent showed him as a fearless freedom fighter.
According to him, the chieftaincy title is long overdue because of Adams’ efforts to the growth and development of Badagry.
Addressing Adams, he said: “I am aware that you have been given more than 46 chieftaincy titles in different places in Yoruba land. I pray to God that you will be given the mother of all chieftaincy titles in Nigeria, which all of us will come and celebrate with you soon.”
Adams thanked Oba Akran and the council of chiefs for giving him the chieftaincy title, despite the fact that he is not an indigene of Badagry.
He pledged not to betray the trust bestowed on him by the people of Badagry.