Isese Cultural Day:Aare Gani Adams Applauds OGHA's Resolution ..Restates commitment to cultural rejuvenation - DE-REPORTORIAL


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Thursday, July 13, 2023

Isese Cultural Day:Aare Gani Adams Applauds OGHA's Resolution ..Restates commitment to cultural rejuvenation

Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams has commended the Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, and the state House of Assembly for declaring August 20 as the annual "Isese-cultural day" and a work- free day,saying the development will bring about the needed progress and development in the state.

Iba Adams stated also that the lawmakers' resolution was aimed at propagating the rich culture and tradition of Yoruba race.

The Yoruba generallissimo in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media,Kehinde Aderemi,restated  his total commitment to cultural rejuvenation, insisting that Ogun state has shown understanding of Nigeria as a secular state.

"Ogun state has distinguished itself as a state that respects Yoruba

culture and traditions.By this resolution,Ogun state has identified with Yoruba cultural values and heritage.

"Nigeria is a secular state and we have two prominent religions that spread across socio-political divide, however,this is beyond religion.

"It is about our culture and tradition. It is about our identity as a people, and it goes on to underscore the essence of religious tolerance among the three prominent religions in the country".

"We are appealing to other states in the south west to take a cue from this landslide resolution by the Ogun state House of Assembly".

"The Federal Government usually declare public holidays during festive period.It is not a bad idea if such precedent is allowed in celebrating the culture and tradition of other  adherents".

"For instance, in South Africa,every September 24 is usually celebrated as heritage day where all culture advocates celebrate their heritage in grand style."

"As a race, if we didn't respect where we are coming from,we will not know where we are heading to,and it will be very difficult for us to make any  meaningful progress.

"I am sure the Yoruba ancestors are happy with the state government. Iseese in Yoruba parlance means tradition in all ramification and it is all about our culture and tradition".

"It would go a long way in boosting tourism and the uniqueness of the Yoruba culture, as well as the  tradition of the  people of Ogun state",Iba Gani Adams said.

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