NATIONAL Coordinator of Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams, disclosed on Wednesday in Lagos that the ethnic organization will launch its investment arm in the coming months.
He said the entity would take off with a 700-seater capacity ultra-modern event center, a 3-star hotel and a befitting 3-storey secretariat.
Adams disclosed this at Ikorodu during the National Coordinating Council Meeting of Ikorodu West Chapter of OPC, saying that a 700- seater capacity ultra-modern event center belonging to the ethnic organization would be commissioned in Mushin area of the state next month, while a 3-star hotel would be commissioned in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital before the of 2017.
According to him, a befitting 3-storey secretariat of the OPC sited in the heart of Ikeja, the Lagos State capital will also be unveiled before the end of the year.
“I am glad to announce to you that next month (October), we will commission our 700-seater capacity event center in Mushin. Also before the end of the year, we will commission a 3-star hotel in Abeokuta and a 3-storey secretariat in Ikeja,” Adams declared to the rousing cheers from OPC leaders, members and other eminent dignitaries who graced the occasion.
The OPC leader assured that the organization could muster the enormous resources for the investments due to financial management dexterity and discipline of its leadership
This was just as Adams said OPC would not have had any investments
if he had yielded to the intense pressure from some elements within the fold who insisted on sharing the proceeds from the pipeline protection contract awarded to the group by the previous government.
Adams said contrary to the erroneous views people held about OPC, the organization was peopled by responsible men and women who were patriotic and God-fearing.
According to Adams, politicians who maliciously label OPC as a violent, ethnic militia group are the real sponsors of violence and patrons of thugs, who can hardly gather 1,000 people without pandemonium.
Speaking on the just concluded Yoruba Summit held in Ibadan, the OPC National Coordinator said he had never witnessed such gathering that paraded the array of finest, illustrious sons and daughters of Yoruba land since he became social and cultural justice crusader in 1993.
He said those who condemned the far-reaching resolutions of the summit were enemies of the Yoruba race, adding that they were collaborators with those who were hell-bent in frustrating the collective destiny of the Yoruba nation.
Adams insisted that regionalism remained the viable form of government that would accelerate the growth of each region and eliminate the mutual suspicion which fuelled tension and strife amongst various ethnic nations comprising Nigeria.
The OPC leader lamented that incursion of the military into Nigeria’s political space in 1966, saying it disrupted the structure that would ensure harmony amongst the people of Nigeria.
adams, while insisting on return to regionalism as was in practice in the early 60s, recalled that it was at that period that the Western Nigeria witnessed its best developments.
He said, “After 1957 when Chief Obafemi Awolowo built Cocoa House, the first 25-storey building in Africa, no governor has achieved anything close to that feat ever since. We must go back to regionalism.”
Apparently referring to those accusing proponents of restructuring and true federalism of being sponsored, Adams said, “nobody can buy his conscience not even with a whopping N3billion.”