All protocols duly observed.
On behalf of the Council we hereby invites all sons and daughters of Yoruba Land to the maiden World Omoluabi Day 2019 slated for Wednesday 1st May, 2019 at the Main Auditorium, Palace of the Ooni of Ife, Osun State by 11.00A.M.
With the authority and support of Kabiyesi Oonirisa Arole Olofin Adimula, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja 11, Ooni of ife, with Her Majesty, Yeye Luwa Olori Evg. Silekunola Moronke Naomi Ogunwusi heartily invites all Obas, political leaders, Stakeholders, youths of Yoruba Land by Egbe Igbimo Odo Yoruba Lagbaye (Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide-YCYW) inauguration of the “World Omoluabi Day” tagged: “Omoluabi Ni Mi” , first of its kind at ile Oodua, Palace of the Ooni of ile ife, Osun State, Wednesday 1st May,2019, by 11am.
HRM, Oba Olowu of Owu, Oba Dr. Adegboyega Dosunmu,CON, Amororo 11, Arole Obatala Obalesun Agbaye HDG Oba Isoro OO Dada, Erelu Tuwase Alderman Lola Ayorinde(UK), key note speaker by His Excellency, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Former Governor of Osun State, ati Otunba AbdulLateef Owoyemi (Otunba Ja dara of ijebu Land), Special Guest of Honour are: Governor of Osun Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, Governor Eko Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor Ekiti Dr Kayode Fayemi, Governor Ondo Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu,SAN Governor of Ogun Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Governor of Oyo StateofState, Senator Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi,
Guest of Honour: Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Hon. Prince Hakeem Adeyemi aka Skimeh, newly elected Governors Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Prince Dapo Abiodun, Engr Seyi Makinde, Sir Adebukunola Kessignton Adebutu (Baba Ijebu).
Omoluabi Oodua Awardees;
Her Majesty, Yeye Luwa Olori Evang. Silekunola Naomi Ogunwusi as Iyaniwura Oodua of Yoruba Land.
Chief Abdulwaheed Adebayo Adelabu (Agba-Akin Parakoyi of Ibadan Land) as Aare Atunluss Oodua of Yoruba Land,
Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila as Omoluabi Oodua of Yoruba Land.
Oba Emmanuel Adetola King, GMD, Adron Homes and Properties Ltd, as Aare Akinkanju Oodua of Yoruba Land
Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya as Aare Ataiyese Oodua of Yoruba Land
Chief Sunday Adeyemo as Agbaakin Akoni Oodua of Yoruba Land.
Otunba Rotimi Ajanaku as Asiwaju Odo O’odua of Yoruba Land),
Barr. Seyi Tinubu as Asoju Odo Oodua of Yoruba Land and others.
Expected Elders are:
Arch Bishop Emeritus Ayo Ladigbolu, Senator Tony Adefuye, Oloye Lekan Alabi(Aare Agbakin of Ibadan Land), Dr. Mrs. Tokunbo Awolowo Dosunmu and other leading stakeholders and political leaders.
The World Omoluabi Day endorsement by the Oonirisa’s affirmation, honour and formal recognition bestowed on the Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide is indeed worthy pedestal of note, we are indeed grateful to Olodumare for His mercy and grace always.
While appreciating the special recognition honour and inauguration by His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja11, The Ooni of ife, of the World Omoluabi Day, ile ife 2019 tagged: Omoluabi Ni Mi, specifically aimed at bringing honour, prestige and dignity to our highly referred aesthetic cultural heritage, values and traditional ethos for the greater benefits of the indigenous people of Yoruba heritage, while ensuring our culture, language and history is being promoted and thoughts in states, towns, schools across yoruba land, in consolidation of our established various Special Programs on Cultural Promotion, but more is needed to be done, due to our fast slide of Omoluabi morals, ethos and principles into oblivion among the Yorubas.
We equally solicit for supports of well meaning Nigerians especially our Yoruba captains of industries and philanthropists to consider our youths for employment opportunities in their corporate firms, as well as request intervention in the following areas:
Building of the YCYW Wirld Secretariat – Omoluabi Emporium in Ile ife, Osun State
Omoluabi Cooperative Society (Alajeseku)
Omoluabi TV/Media Outfits
Omoluabi Games(Ere Oritage)
Omoluabi Beauty Pergent(Arewa O’odua)
World Oba Yoruba and Youth Leaders Summit tagged: “The Yoruba Monachs”
We assure that we shall use our esteem position being the umbrella body for all Yoruba youth and students associations judiciously towards promoting peace and development of Yoruba Land and by extension Nigeria as a whole, while using this medium to call for a peaceful cohesion and understanding amongst our leading political and traditional leaders in Yoruba Land,
and globally, most importantly to close ranks as leaders, fathers, mothers, and mentors to Yoruba people globally, hence the urgent need to address our common challenges is now, especially issues bordering on good governance, youth and women empowerments, education, Information Technology, sport and entertainment, infrastructural developments, economy and rule of law to mention a few.
This epoch making event hopes to be an exclusive yearly global celebration of Oduduwa descendants festival, aimed at promoting peace building, and uniting all Yoruba sons and daughters of Yoruba Land worldwide for strategic economic growth and social development of our people globally.
Our unity is key to our development and growth as a race blessed and ordained by God with over 40 million population globally, hence the need to harness this golden opportunities for our common growth and advantages.
It is most important to clarify that Yoruba moral tradition is transients and globally recognized, precipitating the need to be well guided with omoluabi etiquette, principles, rules and regulations for all Youths and good people of Yoruba Land and in Diaspora’, in order to promote the globalization of the Yoruba cultural heritage, values and tradition.
Also, for records, it is important to call on all political leaders and Royal Fathers and Chiefs, Yoruba Oba Olorisha and Leaders, Eminent Yoruba Elders and Stakeholders, members Yoruba Council of Youths and Students Associations, Yoruba Council of Diapora Kings to create a synergy of unity and peace, geared towards the progressive emancipation, development and protection of the our people’s rights and privileges in Nigeria and In Diaspora, as expected of us in a modern day clime.
I call on all Sons and Daughters of Oduduwa to rally round ourselves as one united race in peace with passion for greater exploits for development.
We are using this medium to call on political and traditional leaders to continually embrace Yoruba Language speaking in there states, domain and palaces, for we all must do something about salvaging our fast eroding omoluabi (virteosness) culture and Language.
Aremo Oladotun Hassan, Esq.
Founder and President, Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide (YCYW).