The Evolution of Ekinrin-Adde Community Development Association (EACDA) and its impact in Okun Land, Kogi State Nigeria 1963-1991
This work centers on the advent, growth and development of Ekirin- Adde Community Development Association (EACDA) in Okunland of Kogi State. It first introduced the origin and oral tradition of the ancient kingdom and peoples of Ekirin Adde who are of the Yoruba speaking sub group in Nigeria. Having faced series of wars during the precolonial era, alongside British effective colonialism, were positively influenced during this period. Being blessed with the presence of skilled and intellectual populace, who agitates for nothing but holistic growth and development in the community. This has shaped the minds and behavioral pattern of the Ekirin- Adde community. Hence, the presence of cooperation and the need for establishment of sustainable development goals was the foundation for the establishment of Ekirin- Adde Community Development Association. Also this paper examines the leadership framework and responsibilities of the EACDA, as well as her achievements, challenges and possible solutions.