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Oapu - Otan Ayegbaju Progressive Union Charity Profile
Otan Ayegbaju Progressive Union(OAPU) is a non-political, cultural organisation. The OAPU is the umbrella organisation of Otan Ayegbaju indigenes in Nigeria and diaspora.
The idea of Otan Ayegbaju Progressive Union, according to available historical records, stated as Egbe Atunluse of Otan Ayegbaju which was muted at an informal discussion held on the 11th February, 1928 among five eminent and illustrious but deceased sons of Otan Ayegbaju namely: Jacob Kisaiku, John Fajaote, Joseph Abulude and Joseph Oyaniyi.
At her inaugural meeting on the 4th of April, 1928 in Late Pa Joseph Abulude's house, the foundation members resolved, consequent upon Pa Joseph Fatade's proposal, to extend membership of the association to seven others namely: Joseph Tanimojo, Jacob Salako, John Oni, Gabriel Adeniran, Joshua Ogunbiyi, Joseph Ogungbenle (Olopa), Samuel Alabi (Sogo).
The aims and objectives of the union are:
i. To promote the cultural, social, educational and economic well-being of Otan Ayegbaju
and her people at home and abroad;
ii. to raise funds for development projects;
iii. to be neutral in all political, religious and chieftaincy matters;
iv. to promote and finance self-help projects;
v. to strive by all legitimate and constitutional means to place the town on the map of
vi. to undertake any activity which the Central Executive Committee considers to be in the
interest of the people.