A Yoruba Cultural Group, the Oodua Consultative Forum (OCF) has emphasized its readiness to work and contribute towards the growth, development and peaceful coexistence of Nigeria.
The group led by its National President, Mr Oyemade Adebisi , stated this during a courtesy call on Alake and Paramount ruler of Egba Land, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, in Abeokuta on Saturday.
Adebisi explained that the forum was a Yoruba social cultural and non governmental organisation registered by Cooperate Affairs Commission.
The national president while presenting the mission and vision of the forum to the paramount ruler, emphasised its readiness to contribute to the growth, development and peaceful coexistence of Nigeria.
He added that the security of the entire Yoruba Nation would also be paramount to the organisation, adding that the social cultural group would move round schools to promote Yoruba tradition and culture among the young ones.
“Oodua Consultative Forum is a socio cultural organisation fighting for the restoration of the Yoruba culture, tradition, economy and political dignity.
“The group also promote the spirit of unity, equity, peace and progress among ethnic groups in Nigeria and to also engender one indivisible Nigeria, ” he said.
He appreciated the paramount ruler for contributing his own quota to the growth and development of Ogun State and the nation at large.
Engr. Habeeb Aregbe, Ogun Chairman of the YCF, explained that the group was ready to cooperate with all tiers of government in the state while ensuring harmonious and peaceful relationship with other social cultural groups in the country .
In his response, the Alake of Egba Land charged the leadership of the group to uphold the culture and tradition of the Yoruba.
He stated that peaceful coexistence among tribes and different ethnic groups was necessary for the continuous growth of the country.
He encouraged the group to participate in the next Lisabi festival in Abeokuta coming up in February 2020.
The paramount ruler promised to be present at the official launching of the Forum coming up in Abeokuta on September 7.
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