Triple Celebration: Yoruba Youths 20th Anniversary,  Yoruba National Day & Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu 69th Birthday


The atmosphere was spice with a beautiful display of Yoruba cultural heritage dances t by various cultural groups alongside Ajangila Adanla Ewi exponent.


Agbarijo Egbe Odo Yoruba, Grand Council of Yoruba Youths comprising members of the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Non – Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Community Based Organisations (CBOs), National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), and National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) converged at Banquet Hall, Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, Thursday, 23 September 2021, in a historic meet to kick off the historic 135th-year celebration of the end of the Kiriji war.

Also in focus is the 20th year of adoption of this date as Yoruba National Day by the World Yoruba Congress under the Leadership of Asiwaju of Yorubas, Late Senator Abraham Adesanya, at Cultural Centre, Ibadan, based on a proposal moved by Chief Olorogun Pop – Adebanjo of Apapo Omo Odu’a, on November 2001 which also coincided with the 20th year anniversary celebration of the Grand Council of Yoruba Youths specifically dedicated to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu 69th birthday in recognition of his longstanding contributions to the progress and development of Yorubaland.

The event which was held under festive moments had as Father of the Day and the Chairman, Governor’s Advisory Council, Lagos State, Prince Tajudeen Oluyole Olusi, represented by Hon Lanre Afinni, Lagos Island State Constituency II, while Comrade Segun Mayegun, former NANS President, who was bestowed with a carved Ori Olokun, “Orisa Oogorun Odun ti Ijijagbara Orile Ede Apapo Nijiria”, “Oracle of the Century for the Nigerian Democratic Struggles” Award, received “Irawo Osan Ti Ile Odu’a”, Afternoon Star of Yorubaland” for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Apart from these two Awards which kicked off the Award ceremony of this spectacular event, arrangements have been made to present other Odu’a Awards to individual awardees in their respective places.

Comrade Segun Mayegun who represented the Hon Minister of Interior and the immediate past Governor of Osun State delivered a speech on behalf of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the Honourable Minister.

The Convener, Comrade AWA Bamiji and other dignitaries which included Hon Lanre Afinni, Comrade Segun Mayegun; former Vice – President, Southwest, National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), who doubles as a member, National Advisory Council for the same NYCN, Comrade Lanleyin Olasunkanmi; former Senate President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Oyejide Salam; APC Lagos State Arewa Youth Leader, Comrade Ibrahim Musa who was represented by the APC Ikeja Arewa Youth Leader, Comrade Yaya Abba while Hon Chief Anselem Udoka Echekwu, a.k.a OROBO AREGBE, the BoT Chairman, Ndi Igbo in APC Lagos, was also in attendance on the high Table.

The atmosphere was spice with a beautiful display of Yoruba cultural heritage dances t by various cultural groups alongside Ajangila Adanla Ewi exponent.

Various speakers on the topic of discussion which focused on Anambra 2021, Osun and Ekiti 2022 as models of approach for 2023 general election unanimously agreed that for 2023 General election must be peaceful even as they cautioned that the conduct of Anambra 2021, Ekiti and Osun 2022 must be conducted as to be applauded globally.

Asuwaju @ 69 Birthday Cake, cream and golden colour, in form of Eyo Masquerade Hat was cut during the celebration

At the end of it all, the Convener, AWA Bamiji, gave a vote of thanks to the August gathering of a qualitative and quantitative crowd and crowned his speech up with, “ Adele ba Ire, a rin nan kore, Akoya Ibi, Aseyi Samodun o”. Odu’a a gbewa o!

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