Nov 28, 2021

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Culture Can Strengthen Bonds of Unity in Nigeria, Says Osinbajo

  • Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN stated that culture can strengthen bonds when unity in Nigeria
  • Osinbajo made the comment the introduction of the Yoruba World Center, at which the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III. strong>

Ibadan – Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that the work of centers like the International Center For Yoruba Arts and Culture could a foundation for how culture can help build a more inclusive, just and just society.

Professor Osinbajo, who opened the center in Ibadan. spoke, the capital of Oyo state, added Tuesday, November 23, that the facility could strengthen bonds of unity within an ethnically diverse nation like Nigeria.

A In a statement by his spokesman, Laolu Akande, Osinbajo was quoted as saying:

“The work of this center should also provide a base and refuge that reflects how the Yoruba culture becomes the instruments of nation building can contribute.

“On a more reflective level, through this archive and the traditions embedded in the artwork and cultural artefacts, we will soak up the triumphs, challenges, inventions and spiritual heritage of the Yoruba.

“And just as here at home the Yoruba culture had to adapt to the onslaught of colonialism in Nigeria by the British and in Benin and Togo by the French. In ‘Death and the King’s Horseman’, a classic play by Professor Wole Soyinka, we see forces at work who tried to adapt cultural practices with tragic consequences. ”

About the renowned Omoluabi philosophy of the Yoruba people , which is used to describe a person of integrity, trust and honor, the TP remarked: perhaps the center could take on the task of formalizing the pedagogy of the Omoluabi concept for teaching in our schools.

“Omoluabi, the true moral quintessence of the Yoruba race – the virtuous man or the man or woman of character.

” Perhaps the scholars here will become the heart of the Omoluwabi ethos distill, and reveal the attributes of trustworthiness, reliability, honesty and openness to future generations of Nigerians.

“Perhaps the world needs to know that the omoluabi is someone whose word is equally reliable to brother and stranger, who believes in the equality of all people regardless of race or belief, and that everyone deserves to be treated are done with dignity and fairness.

“Someone who believes that the community should not be stolen or personalized, but for the good of all.”

In the same direction, stated the Vice President:

“Culture is not just the past, it is neither static nor immutable, it constantly creates and recreates itself, and progress is not only determined by fidelity to tradition It’s about our ability to invent and reinvent. ”

Professor Osinbajo said Nigeria can continue to use its diversity to harness strength and raise development capital.

As shown by Osinbajo supporters at the Ibadan event

Upon arrival, Osinbajo was shown to the Ibadan campus by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Prof. Kayode Adebowale, and others Institutional executives on the novel event.

Supporters can be seen in a viral video showing welcome and election posters with the portrait of Osinbajo dancing, singing and Sing the name of the Vice President in Yoruba language. He advises him to succeed his boss before the 2023 presidential candidacy.

2023: The group promises to mobilize 20 million votes for Osinbajo

In a similar development, a Nordic youth group, Osinbajo Awareness Campaign (OAC), has launched a campaign to win support for the Vice President ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

The group recently did presented a platform to mobilize 20 million young people in the 19 northern states and in the federal capital territory in solidarity with Osinbajo.

In his speech at the presentation of his Kano secretariat and his campaign vehicles On Sunday October 17th, the group’s national coordinator, Mubarak Haruna, stated that Nigeria needed a very patriotic and genuinely de-tribalized leader like Osinbajo who could lead the country to greater heights.