Ojude-Oba, Eid al-Kabir: Osibogun Felicitate With Awujale, Greet Muslims

By Shina Awopeju, Lagos

A Constitutional Lawyer and Youth Advocate, Mr. Adekunle Osibogun has congratulated the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba (Dr.) Sikiru Kayode Adetona on the 2018 Ojude-Oba Festival, wishing the first class traditional ruler good health and grace to witness more of such celebrations on earth.

Ojude Oba is a Yoruba festival held annually in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, South Western, Nigeria on the third day after Eid al-Kabir. The festival began over 100 years ago and according to a research conducted by the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, it is usually attended by over 250, 000 people from across the six geopolitical zones and outside the shores of Nigeria.

The festival comes up on Thursday, 23rd August 2018 at Awujale Palace in Ijebu-Ode, the headquarters of Ijebu ethnic nationality.

In a statement personally signed by Osibogun and made available to news men on Monday in Lagos, the Ijebu-Ode born British trained legal practitioner urged the people of Ijebu-Ode to use the period of Ojude-Oba and Eid al-Kabir celebrations to pray for sustenance of peace, unity and tranquillity of Ijebuland, Ogun State and Nigeria in general.

Osibogun who is an Aspirant on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for the position of Ijebu-Ode Central Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives in 2019 General Elections, also extended the tentacle of his greetings to all Muslims faithful in his Constituency on this year Eid al-Kabir celebrations.

He urged the people of his constituency who were yet to register to vote or collect their permanent voters card (PVC) to do so without delay, stating that it is only through their votes that good governance can be enthroned in Ijebuland and across Nigeria.

Osibogun who is also the Convener of Young Progressive Nigerian Initiatives (YPNI), a non-profit organization promoting entrepreneurship and citizenship studies among young spirited Nigerians, further stated that the beneficiaries of his organization’s free training program will exhibit their crafts and products at the YPNI stand during the Ojude-Oba festival.

He invited all potential investors attending the Ojude Oba Festival to visit the YPNI stand during the festival to support the young entrepreneurs in Ijebu-Ode and it’s environs and learn more about the advocacy of YPNI towards poverty eradication and citizenship development.

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