Lisabi Festival 2020: Multi-Religious Prayer Sessions At Lisabi Forest

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The Visitation to the Lisabi Groove on Thursday by the Egbas as part of activities marking the 34th Festival, led by the Alake, and other Egba Monarchs including the Agura of Gbagura, featured multi-religious prayer sessions

The Newsflagship reporter noted that the prayer sessions for Egbaland, Ogun State and Nigeria kicked off with Rev. Balogun Adeola Stephen

In his special sermon and prayer, Rev. Balogun Adeola  said that Lisabi Festival should serve as a symbol if unity, understanding, tolerance, and compassion within the Egbas at home and abroad as well as their neighbours

Father Balogun prayed that the sacrifices and patriotism displayed by Lisabi and other Egba heros and heroines today should be catalyst for peace and progress in Egbaland

The Agbaakin and Chairman of Lisabi Festival Committee, Navy Captain Rasheed Raji, in Muslims special prayer session noted that the holy Prophet Mohammed enjoined Muslims that patriotism as well as respect and honour for community leaders were essential parts of Islam faith adding that heroes like Lisabi and others like him had successfully fought for the liberation and enduring freedom of the Egbas today

The Chairman of the Committee therefore urged Muslims as well as Egbas of other faiths to emulate Lisabi and other Egba heros and heroines in promoting the wellbeing of Egbaland

Seaman’s Schnapps was the prayer drink at the Lisabi Forest

The Oluwo of Itoku, conducting traditional religious prayers at the Lisabi groove disclosed that the god of our forefathers had consistently been accepting Egba nation’s prayers for peace, progress and prosperity

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The Oluwo said that the almighty had confirmed through the Ifa that Egba would continue to prosper and be united under the Royal guidance of the Alake, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo

Performing the rites and prayers for the hero Lisabi as well as other past heroes and heroines;  the Oluwo of Itoku supported by Bantun of Egbaland, Chief Kehinde Sofenwa further urged the Egbas at home and abroad to update their patriotism, mutual understanding, and cooperation with the leadership of the Alake to fast track the growth and development of Nigeria

Other Traditional Rulers, and Egba High Chiefs at the occasion include; Balogun Sikirullah Atobatele, Seriki Tosin Fadare, Asiwaju Maxwell Ayinla, Aro Yinka Kufiile, Olori Parakoyi; Chief Kasimawo Laloko, Olu Mokolokin, Olu Owode; Oba Kolawole Sowemimo, Olu Isihun; Oba Lawrence Odeyinka, Onijaiye Titun,  Oba Nofiu Otunba, Olu Onijale Papa, Boroji; Lateef Lemboye, High Chief Amodemaja, Baamowe; Prof. Ajao Adelekan, Aare Akinrogun, Chief Musibau Babarinsa, and Aare Baaroyin; Layi Labode


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