Since Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi on the 26th of April 2010, took over the baton to steer the development of Ikateland, He has skillfully displayed the rudiments of leadership learnt under the administration of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as personal Assistant and Senior Special Assistant to Babatunde Fashola.
It is no doubt the royal father has an unrivaled grasp on issues of Democracy, Good Governance, International Affairs, Public Policy formulation and Public Administration, which he has exhibited in the affairs of his kingdom.
The effect of his purposeful leadership is evident seeing the peaceful co-existence of people, continual infrastructural development by Local and State Governments, as well as security of lives and property, which have been greatly influenced by the monarch.
In prioritizing the well-being of his people, Oba Saheed Elegushi ensures the Primary Health Centre in Ikate enjoys 24hours power and water supply.
Similarly, the Palace recently partnered with a non-governmental organization to provide free healthcare services and medications for over five hundred residents of Ikate Kingdom and as part of the nine years coronation anniversary, the Rotary International conducted a free cancer screening for women, at the instance of the Kabiyesi.
As Oba Saheed Elegushi celebrates nine years of decisive leadership, his commitment to development has birthed ‘The Kusenla Foundation’, which will focuses on Sports Development, Educational Support Initiatives and Maternal Health. Through this foundation, indigent students will be supported in their academic pursuit, while expectant mothers will be provided with material and financial support towards safe delivery.
As a patron of the Nigerian Olympic Committee (NOC), Oba Elegushi intends to discover, nurture and support budding sporting talents, with a view to making them achieve excellence. This will in turn benefit the country, as more athletes will compete and win laurels in future competitions.
Fondly described as the “New Lion of Eti-Osa”, Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi is determined to do more; he is committed to providing a better life and a proud community for his people.