Ooni of Ife to grace Annual Global Yoruba History and Heritage Celebration holding in Abeokuta. - THE BUSINESS PACKAGE


Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Ooni of Ife to grace 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.

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 and former President, Chief  Olusegun Obasanjo 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, Olori Aminat 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 Oladimaeji Lasile who is also a member of the Local Organising  Committee observed that the programme has  the full backing of the Olowu of Owu  Oba Professor Saka Matemilola and it is meant to ensure the preservation   and sustainable 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 Adviser to the Governor of Youths , Comrade Olamide Lawal among others.

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