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Group canvasses unity among Yoruba for sustainable development

By Moyosore Salami, Ibadan
21 September 2022   |   2:44 am
The Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCIC), yesterday, urged all Yoruba leaders to embrace peace and forge a united front for sustainable progress and development of the South-West region.

The Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCIC), yesterday, urged all Yoruba leaders to embrace peace and forge a united front for sustainable progress and development of the South-West region.

The group noted that the absence of unity and relegation of tradition and cultures had reduced the value of the Yoruba race.

President-General of the group, Mr. Oluyemisi Adeaga, while addressing a media conference to commemorate Ibadan Empire, the 1886 Kiriji War and the Yoruba Peace Treaty, said it is imperative that the Yoruba nation returns to the agreement of the 1886 peace treaty to forge unity, especially in the face of insecurity confronting the country.

He said by doing this, the Yoruba nation would continue to preserve and protect its cultural heritage for sustainable development.

Adeaga, who urged all the socio-cultural and political organisations to place the interest of Yoruba people above personal and selfish motives, harped on the need to protect the traditional institutions in Yorubaland, saying that otherwise, the future of the race would be a threat.

He said: “The moment the traditional institution is not protected, people are not safe and we as a socio-cultural group, must protect our culture, traditions and territory.”

The group said it is necessary for traditional, political and religious leaders to look inwards and return to history because of what is currently facing Nigeria.

It, therefore, urged Yoruba and the nation to continue to upgrade and improve the great virtues and compel the need for people to celebrate the rare powerful empire, which has produced megalopolis communities.