Contrary to report carried by a national daily on Sunday that the official team representing state of Osun at the 2012 Cuba May Day Celebration was turned back at the Murtala Mohammed Airport Lagos, it departed on KLM flight en route Amsterdam Airport at about 21.55pm on Sunday.
The 60-man delegation comprising of representatives of civil society groups, traditional rulers and worshippers, market women, a representative from each farm settlements in the state and representative of road transport union. Also on the delegation are student union leaders in Osun tertiary institutions, representatives of Alliance of Conference of Political Parties in the state, Osun Executive members was led the Honourable Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Akinrogun Sunday Akere.
The team, while in Cuba, will take part in camping programmes at Caimijo, where lectures on Leadership training, Agricultural production, health delivery, Commerce, Education and tourism would be delivered. It would also participate in practical agricultural training and engaged experts in various fields on proper ways of managing scarce economic resources effectively.
Also, the team apart from participating in the May Day celebration on Tuesday, where it would display the country’s cultural heritage, it would also take part in the international conference schedule for May 3 in the capital city, Havana.
The team would also visit historical cultural sites revealing the bond and link between Osun and the Cuban nation, such as the Yoruba Museum as well as other interesting places. The team is expected back in Nigeria on May 10, 2012.