Obasanjo, Makinde Others are to grace the Owu day celebration in Ibadan.
News Rain gathered that former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde are among those that have been scheduled to grace the first ever Owu day celebration that will hold in Ibadan.
According to the Olugbode royal family in Ibadan who said that with more than 300 households of the descendants of Owu progenitors in Ibadan, the City has hosted grandchildren of Owu than Abeokuta, the Ogun State Capital.
The head of the Olugbode famiyin Ibadan, Mogaji Teslim Olugbode who made the disclosure in Ibadan on Thursday, while on a courtesy visit to Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Culture, and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun, noted that the visit was to keep the State abreast of the preparation of the Owu Day Celebration.
Obasanjo And Makinde Sets For Owu Day Festival
Mogaji Teslim said ” the visit was to keep the State government abreast of the preparation of the descendants of Owu, under the umbrella of the ‘Royal Union of Owu People in Ibadan’ to host the first ‘Owu Day’ in Ibadan, Oyo State, where the former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo and Governor Seyi Makinde would be among dignitaries.
Teslim maintained that the Owu people in Abeokuta moved from Ibadan after the old superiority war in the then Yoruba kingdom, saying Owu people spread all over the country and abroad since then.
Teslim however declared that the first Owu Day in Ibadan will be coming up on the 31st of October 2020 would not in any way be in contention with the annual celebration that holds at Owu Abeokuta but the Ibadan event would be used to bring together descendants of the ancient family for the benefit of the State and the individuals.
“The Owu Day in Ibadan is to bring us together for individuals’ and general benefit, the State governor and our father, former President Olusegun Obasanjo will be in attendance alongside other notable Owu descendants and lovers of Owu people.
In his response, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun assured the family of the support of the Ministry to achieve a successful Owu Day in Ibadan as according to him, the event would go a long way to attract tourists from all corners of Nigeria and abroad to Ibadan.