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Osinbajo, South West govs, monarchs, others for Yoruba summit

Top Yoruba leaders will meet on Thursday in Ibadan, Oyo State, to deliberate on the future of the Yoruba nation in the current political dispensation.…

Top Yoruba leaders will meet on Thursday in Ibadan, Oyo State, to deliberate on the future of the Yoruba nation in the current political dispensation.

The summit, convened under the aegis of Yoruba Patriots Movement with the theme “Yoruba Nation: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”, is coming at a time of deafening agitation for restructuring in the region.

The summit, according to the Secretary, Planning Committee, Adekunle Olayinka will focus on issues that bother on the welfare, security and mutual coexistence of Yoruba people within a peaceful, stable and united Nigeria.

He said the summit would physically and virtually at the University of Ibadan International Conference Centre in strict compliance with COVID-19 protocols.

The summit, to be co-chaired by a former Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Alani Akinrinade and a former Oyo State Governor Rashidi Ladoja, will be attended by present and former governors as well as past and present political office holders in the six southwest states of Lagos, Ekiti, Ogun, Ondo, Osun and Oyo.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will declare open, the summit that will also be attended by prominent traditional rulers in Yorubaland.

Also expected at the Summit include Afenifere patriarch Chief Reuben Fasoranti, Afe Babalola; Aare Gani Adams, among others.