The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo has vowed to take charge against the negative trend and aberration among the youth, that could cause harm to the richly endowed culture and norms of Egbaland
The Alake made the call, while addressing the Press on the preparatory to the 35th Edition of the Lisabi Festival at the Ake Palace on Monday, 21st of February, 2022.
In his address, Oba Gbadebo said that, in consonance with the tradition of the Lisabi festival, they had decided to titled this year’s theme, “Youth Inclusiveness: An Emerging Reality In Socio-Economic Development of Egbaland,”
He added that, the theme was carefully selected bearing in mind, the pride of the place occupied by the teeming youths in the scheme of things in the socio-economic development of Egbaland.
He reiterated that, this year’s theme was chosen, because of a prevalent mad rush for illicit acquisition of wealth and ostentatious lifestyle among the youths.
The Egba Apex Monarch reconfirmed that, the new negative trend and desecration hovering among the youths, which had caused damages to the richly endowed culture and heritage of Yorubaland, called for proactive measures
He however called on the elderly ones, to reclaim and redeem the erring active generations with the overall aim of rechanneling and puling their energies together with the unadulterated ones for remarkable socio-economic development of Egbaland.
Oba Gbadebo assured that, this year’s theme would translate to remarkable advancement and far reaching socio-economic and cultural development of Egbaland and redemption of numerous youths from the verge of imminent but avoidable catastrophe.
Other Obas present included; Agura of Gbagura, Oba Saburee Bakre, Onijaye of Ijaye Titun, Olu of Akinale, Onijale of Ijale-Papa and others
Egba Chiefs present were, Balogun of Egbaland; Chief Sikirullahi Atobatele, Osi of Egbaland; Chief Bode Mustapha, Lisa of Egbaland; Chief Oluyomi Olaogun, Baagbimo of Egbaland; Chief Akanni Akinwale, Akogun of Egbaland; Abraham Shoyoye, Bantun of Egbaland; Chief Kehinde Sofenwa, Onimo-Ero of Egbaland; Chief Tokunbo Odebunmi, Baaroyin of Egbaland; Chief Layi Labode, Gbegba-Aje of Egbaland; Chief (Mrs) Tejumade Bakre, Amona Baaroyin of Egbaland and other prominent individuals.