Ooni affirms readiness to attend Annual Global Yoruba History and Heritage Celebration holding in Abeokuta. - THE BUSINESS PACKAGE


Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Ooni affirms readiness to attend Annual Global Yoruba History and Heritage Celebration holding in Abeokuta.

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II has officially confirmed his readiness to attend the  Annual Global Yoruba History and Heritage Celebration holding in Abeokuta the Ogun State capital* on Tuesday, 21st May 2024  at the  June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto Abeokuta.*

He has also pledged to mobilise all the Governors of the South-West states to attend and support the event which coincides with the United Nations Cultural Diversity Day celebrated every 21st of May worldwide.

Also expected at the event is the Balogun of Owu Kingdom Abeokuta and former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo GCFR who is a custodian of culture, traditional rulers from the South West States, yoruba cultural groups of diverse origin, yoruba cultural troupes and performers among others.

Oba Ogunwusi pledged  his full support and confirmed his readiness to attend the event on Tuesday in his palace in Ile-Ife, Osun State when the Local Organising Committee of the Annual Global Yoruba History and Heritage Celebration led by the wife of Olowu of Owu Abeokuta, Olori Ameenat Adeleye Matemilola paid him a courtesy call to intimate him about the line up of activities for the event as well as the essence of holding the annual global event.

Oba Ogunwusi said: "What you have come for is a laudable project and I am pledging my full support. This is the whole essence of why I am seated on this throne as the Ooni of Ife and I can't but throw my full weight behind the idea. My forth is cultural promotion and preservation and I must let you know that this programme meant a lot to me and I am assuring  you that I will personally grace the occasion".

Earlier, the Chairman of the Local  Organising Committee of the event, Dr. Tola Adenekan informed that the project being supported by cultural icons based in the diaspora such as the United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada among others is to rally all Yoruba people across the world to designate a week for the celebration of Yoruba Culture and heritage.

Also, Speaking the Orunto of Owu Kingdom, Chief Dr Oladimeji Lasile who is also a member of the Local Organising Committee observed that the programme has the full backing of the Olowu of Owu Kingdom Abeokuta Oba Professor Saka Matemilola and it is meant to ensure the preservation and sustainance of the Yoruba cultural heritage and traditions and it is going to be celebrated annually.  

In the entourage is the Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations in Ogun State, Mr. Waheed  Ogunjobi, the Special Assistant to the Governor of Youths, Comrade Olamide Lawal among others.

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