IT was a celebration like never beforeat the 31st annual Usiday celebration last weekend as sons and daughter of the town and dignitaries from all walk of life gather together to celebrate God's blessing and reunion of old friendsThe programme, which was hosted by the Victory club of Usi started on Wednesday featured, Marathon race Children Carnival, beauty pageant, raffle draw and conferment of honorarychief of Oluomo and Yeye Oluomo to Mr and Mrs Tai Olusoccer an industrious son of the town.The president of UsiVictory Club, Mr Remi Agbetuyi, in his address said responses from far and near has adjuded this year carnival as a step forward in the history of Usi Day celebration adding that the motive for this year is hinged on the notion of joy and reunion which is the characteristics of Usians far and near.Mr. Agbetuyi said further that the club was able to modifies the existing events and also introduce new ones to align with modern day carnivals and in line with the aspirations on Uisans home and abroad toward generating funds for the community development.The chairman of Egbe omo Usi, Mr J. B Omotosho in his welcome address said Usi Day celebration is an annual events where we celebrate community revival and development, social interaction where we have opportunity to thank God for another year.He also revealed 'that this year proceeds and donation will be used to complete the hall and the new ultra modern Palace we are proposing'While commending the governor Fayemi for his effort so far in the area of community development and health programme, he also called on the state government to give the re-opening of the closed police post in the town a high priority. 'we plead with the state government to please give the re-opening of our closed police post a high priority.This is very important now that the security of life and property is threathened each day by the pervasive activities being witnessed nationwide security should be a front burner requirement In any community, its appartus should not be too far away in case of emergency.'Speaking, the Olusi of Usi Ekiti,Oba Adedayo Akande expressed displeasure over the slow phase of ongoing road construction workat Irede Estate in Ido Osi local government area and called on thestate government to expedite action on project.According to him 'for the third year running the road has featured in my address at Usi Day celebrations but my prayer is yet to be answered. What happened now is that the road has been made impassable by the contractors for some times now while water supply to several houses in the estate has been distrupted. We hope for a reprieve in due course' he said.Olusi also expresses worries over the spate of armed robbery in the town. 'The activities of armed robbers in the past one year were unprecedented.Adding that 'these worrisome development made olusi in council to constitute a local vigilante group which began operation few month agoHe however appealed to sons and daughers of Usi to support the innitiatives financially to ensure up keep of vigilante group and enthrone a crime free society.The chairman of Ido Osi Local Govenrment , Honourbale Gbenga Agbeyoalso congratulated Oba Akande and the people of UsiEkiti on the 31st annual celebrationofUsi Day and assured the people that his admnistration will continue to fufills it obligations to this community .in the provision of dividend of democracy.He, however, commended Usi Victory Club for the organisation of the 31st annualUsi Day celebration.' The winner of the beauty pageant Miss Gbemisola Omojola wasawarded with a sum of N2,000.00 and a Laptop while the first runner up Awoyemi Miracle was presented with a sum of um One hundred thousand naira with refrigerator and the secondrunner upwon a sum of N50,000.Winners of the marathon race were also awarded with gifts ranging from Chinjeng motorcycle, electric oven and otherswhile the Nigeria Tourism Development Commission(NTDC) also packaged some branded gift items for the dignitariesat theevent. Click here to read full news..