Promote Nigeria's cultural values as a means of foreign exchange", Ogun Minority leader urges govt, private individuals

Government at all tiers and Nigerians home and abroad have been called upon to embrace and promote the rich cultural values of the Nation, towards making such a means of foreign exchange earner for the Country.

The Minority leader of the Ogun State House of Assembly , Hon. Lukmon Adeleye stated this at the annual Ojude Oba Festival, in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.

The minority leader, who doubled as a chieftain of one of the age groups, the Otun Egbe Bobagunwa Okunrin Akile Ijebu said , "if well harnessed, the Ojude Oba festival should be a major source of income for the country". 

Hon Adeleye described the event to be a cultural festival that brings all ethnic groups together, saying " it is a festival that gives room for everyone to show their talents in one way or the other, while displaying the rich cultural values of the Ijebu people".

According to him, "the State government should look inwards to promote the annual festival beyond the shores of Nigeria and add more values to it". 

"Private organisations and well spirited individuals should also come together to make it a world class carnival to showcase the beauty of our cultural heritage to the world". 

Hon Adeleye who thanked the Awujale of Ijebu land, Oba Sikiru Adetona for creating such a rallying point for the Ijebus, said the festival has enhanced development in Ijebu land. 

He prayed that God would continue to sustain peace and harmony in Ijebuland and Ogun State, as more age groups are welcomed to join the regberegbes.

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