The President of Odua Progressive Union, Aare Gani Adams,led members of the Union to pay a courtesy call on the Alake and Paramount Rulers of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, on Thursday.
Aare Gani Adams, in his address, called on the Alake and other Yoruba Trade Rulers to consciously teach their people at home and in diaspora, tradition, culture and contemporary issues
Aare Gani Adams also told the Alake that members of the Union were there to receive the Royal Blessing at the commencement of its 4th Annual State Congress, holding at the Centenary Hall, Ake yesterday.
The Odua leader noted that many Yoruba abroad did not know enough about Yoruba tradition and culture and that was why Obas and Yoruba Intellectuals to lecture members especially those from abroad.
He disclosed that many of the participants were those resident overseas.
In his welcome address, the Alake, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, told the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland that his appointment as the Generalissimo of Yoruba was well deserving and appropriate and that was why he supported it.
The Alake commended Aare Gani Adams’ courage, integrity and altruism adding that he should not relent.
He also advised Odua members abroad to respect the laws and culture of their host countries adding that they should stay there, work and regularly bring home.
The highlight of the courtesy call was the Alake’s intensive prayers for Aare Gani Adams and for ODUA Progressive Union members.
The 4th Annual Convention ends today while the 5th one would hold Akure, Ondo State next year.
The Egba Oba and high chiefs presents at the occasion included the Olu of Okeodo Ilupeju Oba Muftau Akindele, the Aro, High Chief Yinka Kufile, the Bobagbero, Chief Lanre Adebo, and Are Baaroyin Olootu Layi Labode.