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Alaafin tasks Yoruba youths on culture, tradition


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The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, has urged all Yoruba youths to embrace their culture and tradition in order to save them from extinction, describing them as the richest of all cultures.

The Alaafin stated this yesterday at the Cultural Day organised by Faculty of Law Students, Lead City University (LCU), Ibadan, as part of the activities marking the institution’s 2016 “Law Week”.

The monarch who was represented at the occasion by a team of the Oyo-Mesi princes and princesses, who were led by his wife, Olori Folasade Adeyemi, alongside the Saamu of Oyo, High Chief Lamidi Oyewale, Lagunna of Oyo, High Chief Bello Odutale and a hosts of others, also added that there was nothing dignifying than embracing and promoting one’s cultural heritage and traditions.

He also said that the Yoruba culture and tradition was the best to bequeath to one’s their children.

Speaking on the culture inherent in the Oyo Empire, the monarch said that the system of government at the Oyo Kingdom is second to none, adding that every cabinet member of the Oyo-Mesi performed various statutory roles.

“They have their respective duties and they have all always
performed such diligently.

“There is virtually no day in Oyo that we don’t have one or two activities that promote Yoruba culture and tradition.

“I commend you for promoting our culture and I urge you all not to relent in doing more of these,” he said.

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