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Obasanjo Calls For Unity Among Yorubas by sherifastro(m): 08:28 am On 12 Dec 2017
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called for
unity among Yorubas, especially among the Owu
people.
Obasanjo, the Balogun of Owu Kingdom, made the
call on Saturday in Ibadan during the 26 National
Convention of Royal Union of Owu People (RUOP).
The former president said that the purpose of
establishing RUOP was to foster unity and *ssist the
less privileged among Owu people and Yoruba in
general.
He urged the people to always ask about the welfare
of one another, saying
it had been the legacy of their forefathers.
He asked the people to make financial contribution
for the progress of the *ssociation and prayed for the
eradication of poverty in Nigeria.
Alaiyeluwa Oba Olusanya Dosumu, the Chairman of
the Supreme Council of Owu Obas, rejoiced with the
people of Owu on the celebration of the 26 national
convention and thanked God for sparing their lives.
Magaji Olugbode, the Head of Owu Ibadan, Chief
Tesleem Abiodun, called on Owu indigenes home
and abroad to always strive for the growth and
development of Owu kingdom.
In a lecture with the theme “Impact of Owu in
Ibadanland’’, Mr Moshood Tomori, an Urban
Management Consultant, called on Owu people in
Ibadan to promote historic sites and cultural
heritage.
Tomori called for religious tolerance, saying it was
necessary for meaningful development.
The convention was an annual reunion for Owu
indigenes home and abroad
to come together to discuss common problems and
issues that would further promote Owu heritage.
Dignitaries at the occasion were former Gov. of Osun
State, Olagunsoye Oyinlola,
royal fathers, among others.
Highlights of the occasion were presentation of
awards, cultural dance and cutting of the anniversary cake.

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