Ilana Omo Oodua launches radio to aid self-determination Jan 1, appoints patrons
Yoruba self-determination group, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide (IOOW), will on January 1, 2023, formally unveil Radio Ijangbara to drive the struggle.
The online medium will be broadcasting live from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
A joint statement by Chairman and General Secretary of the group, Prof. Wale Adeniran and Dr. Tunde Amusat, said the radio would serve the interest of the struggle within and outside Nigeria.
“We are inviting all Yoruba self-determination activists to the launch and formal unveiling of Ijangbara Radio on January 1, 2023. This radio is being donated by Ilana Omo Oodua to serve as the official broadcast radio of the Yoruba self-determination struggle,” the statement reads.
The launch, according to the statement, is via zoom.
Meanwhile, the organisation has announced appointment of an Ado-Ekiti-based prominent medic, Dr. Adebayo Orire and erstwhile Chairman of Kajola Local Government Area of Oyo State, Alhaji Alli Oyedeji (popularly known as Baba Dodo) as patrons.
Oyedeji hails from Okeho. He was council chairman between 1996 and 1997. A respected community leader, Oyedeji once served as member of Governing Council of The Polytechnic, Ibadan and National Salaries and Wages Commission.
Orire, on his part, is a grassroots mobiliser, community leader and currently Chairman, Elite Mobilisation Committee of IOOW. He contested twice unsuccessfully the governorship of Ekiti State.
The state added that the pair would work with IOOW’s Executive Council to peacefully achieve the aims and objectives of the organisation.