Shettima, Abiodun, others for Ojude Oba competition

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Vice President Kashim Shettima, Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, and the Minister of Culture, Art, and Creative Economy, Barrister Hannatu Musa-Musawa, amongst others, are anticipated to guide different eminent people and vacationers to this yr’s Ojude Oba Festival.

The world competition, which showcases the wealthy cultural heritage and endowments of the individuals of Ijebuland, is well known each third day of Eid-el-Adha at Awujale’s pavilion.

This yr’s version might be held on Tuesday, June 18.

The Awujale and Paramount Ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, is the chief host of this vibrant occasion, throughout which over 100 age-grade teams of women and men (Regberegbes), decked in resplendent apparel, pay annual homage to the standard ruler.

Speaking throughout a press briefing held on Tuesday on the Heritage Hall of Awujale’s palace, the Chairman of the Planning Committee for this yr’s competition, Chief Olu Okuboyejo, described the annual competition as a present of the Ijebu nation to Nigeria and the remainder of the world, being an excellent mannequin in non secular tolerance, coexistence, and concord.

Okuboyejo stated that the theme of this yr’s celebration is “Ojude Oba: Unity and Harmony, Our Gift.”

The Chairman defined that “the theme is based on the relentless emphasis and distinctive traits of the competition which have earned the Ijebus a lot acclaim within the promotion of sustainable unity, harmony, peace, and concord among the many Ijebu populace.

“Existence of harmony among people of diverse backgrounds plays a pivotal role in the growth and development of any society. It provides a viable basis and clear roadmap for social transformation, cultural liberty, and economic prosperity to thrive limitlessly.”

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He stated that, as is custom for the annual competition, Vice President Kashim Shettima has been chosen because the distinguished Nigerian visitor of honour for this yr’s celebrations.

Okuboyejo stated, “The Festival Committee is happy to tell you that we count on to host the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Senator Kashim Shettima, because the Special Guest of Honour, alongside the Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, and his amiable consort, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun.

“We are also expecting the attendance of the Honourable Minister of Culture, Art, and the Creative Economy, Barrister Hannatu Musa-Musawa, among others.”

Speaking on the essence of the celebration, Okuboyejo stated that the annual competition is just not solely in regards to the flamboyant parade of tradition and custom by Ijebu little children, who often seem of their magnificent cultural apparel.

He disclosed that the competition additionally gives the Ijebu individuals and guests the chance to supplicate to the Almighty God, take inventory of their actions, embark on self-help initiatives, and reunify with relations and acquaintances.

Okuboyejo stated the competition equally boosts commerce and commerce in its entirety, as business and buying and selling actions are at their peak earlier than, throughout, and instantly after the competition, saying that the competition touches each sphere of life in Ijebuland and its environs.

Speaking throughout the briefing, the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism within the state, Mr. Sesan Fagbayi, described the annual competition as a novel discussion board for mobilizing the convergence of Ijebu little children for the socio-economic growth of Ijebuland, Ogun State, and the nation at giant.

Fagbayi stated that the state authorities will all the time assist the internet hosting of the competition as a result of it has, through the years, fostered the promotion of unity among the many indigenes of the state and all stakeholders, in addition to selling the tourism and cultural worth chain of Nigeria to the surface world.



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