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Group tasks Yoruba leaders on peace, others

By Bankole Orimisan
23 September 2021   |   2:43 am
President and Chief Executive Officer, Yoruba Indigenes Foundation Worldwide, Dr. Olumide Philip Aderibole, has stressed the need for Yoruba leaders across the globe to promote peace

President and Chief Executive Officer, Yoruba Indigenes Foundation Worldwide, Dr. Olumide Philip Aderibole, has stressed the need for Yoruba leaders across the globe to promote peace among ethnic groups on African Continent.

Aderibole, who spoke with The Guardian on the plan for this year’s Yoruba Indigenes’ World Day, Austria 2021, with the theme, “Cultures Within Culture: Preserving Our Culture and Heritage In Unity,” said the event, scheduled to hold in Vienna, Austria, between October 30 and 31, 2021, would be hosted by a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Yoruba Indigenes Foundation, with a special consultative status with the United Nations/ECOSOC and UNESCO.

According to him, research has established that there are three major ethnicities and cultures driving the course of development and change in Africa.

They are Swahili, Hausa and Yoruba.

“However, this year’s Yoruba Indigenes’ World Day will not just be like the other cultural days which have been hosted by the Yoruba Indigenes Foundation as it shall include the inauguration of some of the organisation’s executives in the Diaspora, which shall be witnessed by some key members of the United Nations/ECOSOC and UNESCO.

“With the state of cultural and ethnicity challenges we have faced so far as a people, it is pertinent to say that it is right for all Yoruba sons and daughters all over the world to come together as one and put cultural, tribal, religious and social differences aside and rediscover who truly they are as a people,” he said.