Ekiti governor, Adams, others for OPU world congress
Ekiti State governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, Ewi of Ado, Oba Rufus Adeyemo Adejugbe Aladesanmi, and the Aare-Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams are among the dignitaries expected to grace the 2020 edition of the Oodua Progressives Union world congress.
The event, which is organised for all members of the Oodua Progressive Union (OPU) from across 87 countries in the world, is the sixth edition and it will hold on Monday, January 27 in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State capital to celebrate the annual World Congress of the organisation.
The group was established in 2011, with the aims of promoting the Yoruba cultural heritage in Diaspora and also to enhance both economic and social bond between members.
Speaking on the programme, Publicity Secretary of the group, Zachus Somorin said the visit to Ekiti was part of the group’s plan to showcase the love, dedication and commitment to the ideals of Yoruba race.
“Many of our members are presently in Nigeria and we are expecting others to join any moment from Europe, Asia, Africa, America, the United Kingdom and the host country, Nigeria”
” Next Monday, we will visit Governor Kayode Fayemi and the Ewi of Ado, Oba Rufus Adeyemo Adejugbe Aladesanmi III
“The last edition of the Congress was held in Akure, Ondo state, but this year, we are coming down to Ekiti”
“The intention of the meeting is to do a thorough appraisal of our activities over the years and refocus our efforts in ensuring that Yorubaland regains its lost glory”
“We are meeting with the governor to discuss pertinent issues about our race, about our resolve to contribute our quotas to the development of all the six states in the southwest.
“Our visit to Ekiti, this year comes with a lot of benefits. What this means is that we are injecting several million into the Ekiti state economy. We are also visiting historical sites in Ekiti, and its environs. All these will definitely translate to economic boom and developing the tourism potentials of Ekiti state”
“As the Publicity Secretary of our noble group it is a bit interesting and challenging, however, I will like to thank our global convener, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams, the Aare-onakakanfo of Yorubaland for giving me the opportunity to serve the OPU at that level,” he said