Why Osun Govt Takes Yoruba Cultural Heritage With Seriousness – Aregbesola

The governor of Osun State, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola had said that the significance of culture in the Yoruba race propelled his administration to be more concerned about the cultural heritage of the people of the state. Speaking at the Award Ceremony in honour of cultural icons, who are indigenes of the state, as part of…”
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The governor of Osun State, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola had said that the significance of culture in the Yoruba race propelled his administration to be more concerned about the cultural heritage of the people of the state.
Speaking at the Award Ceremony in honour of cultural icons, who are indigenes of the state, as part of the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the creation of the state, the governor said that his administration would continue to protect and promote the cultural heritage of the state.
According to him, culture is a very important aspect of life for those who want to rise in life, saying that, “It describes who you are. Whoever that has no culture, has no clan and it might be very difficult for that person to have his way in life. It is culture that makes you to know your worth and guide you on how to behave to other human beings in life”.
The governor noted that those in foreign countries, especially in Cuba and Brazil, attach much importance to the Yoruba cultural heritage, saying that the state was targeting to turn culture to a veritable source of income for the state, by bringing foreign tourists to the state for its development.
He stated that the awardees,who are cultural icons, were honoured by the state to show that their contribution and protection to the promotion of the Yoruba culture are recognized and commended.
In another vein, the governor lashed out at those he described as “never-do-well” politicians in the state, who spread lies about his state of health, when he was out of the country, saying that the lies were meant to create confusion among the people of the state.
He added that, “We thought that we should not respond to their lies, but it seems that they have begun to take their lies too far. When they started, we thought they were mentally-handicapped and we were taking it with levity, but it is now clear to us that they have nothing else reasonable to do other than to lie and create confusion”.
“This is to tell the people of Osun State that Rauf Aregbesola is hale and hearty. Nothing is wrong with me; it was their wish, but it will not come to pass”, he noted.
Going down memory lane, Aregbesola recalled how the immediate past government under Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola in the state used oppressive machinery to prevent him from becoming the governor of the state, saying that those behind the falsehood should desist from it and take their defeat as the will of God.
He then eulogized the awardees, for their individual contribution to the protection and promotion of the cultural heritage of the state without getting any assistance from government.
Some of the awardees were the late Susan Wenger, popularly called AduniOlorisa; the late Professor Ulli Bier; the late Chief DuroLadipo; the late Chief OyinAdejobi; Chief Nike Okundaye Davies (Nike Gallery); and Chief Jimoh Ibrahim among others.

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Governor Aregbesola, God shall continuie to guide, protect and save you for the entire people of Osun state. Don’t be discouraged by your critics who don’t mean well for our people as they are only interested in thier pockets.

PDP shall self distruct in Nigeria!!!

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AKIN AKINJINMI (USA)

Good. To promote our cultural heritage, we need to teach Yorube Language in our schools. Language is an essential aspect of a culture. It is through it that a culture is expressed. Now parents want their children to speak only English language the moment they enrolled them in the various mushroom schools. Please as we teach A for Apple, B for Bag, let us also teach A = Aja, B = Bata

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Lekan Ojo-Okiji

I am very happy for Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola for his visionary idea, however, talking about Yoruba culture, ile laati keso rode. Gegebi Alagba Akin Akinjinmi se so, bi ijoba Olori Ijoba Osun base nwa ona ti oro aje agbegbe Osun se ma lo soke, beni ani lati mu eko ede Yoruba ni okunkundun, papajulo fun gbogbo awon omo ile eko lati kekere

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Bayo Omolola

I hope Nigerian politicians will march their words with appropriate actions. I hope Arẹgbẹṣọla will not leave a bad record; I hope he will remember that keeping promises is necessary.

There is reason for telling him to live up to expectation. Many Nigerians believe many leaders just talk, they do not keep their promises to make life better. To help the south western Nigeria, the governments of the states located there need to have a good thought and plan so that people tin the geographical and political area can learn different courses or subjects in their language and within their territory .

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Bayo Omolola

I hope Nigerian politicians will march their words with appropriate actions. I hope Arẹgbẹṣọla will not leave a bad record; I hope he will remember that keeping promises is necessary.

There is a reason for telling him to live up to expectation. Many Nigerians believe many leaders just talk, they do not keep their promises to make life better. To help the south western Nigeria, the governments of the states located there need to have a good thought and plan so that people tin the geographical and political area can learn different courses or subjects in their language and within their territory .

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olu omo Adedumoye

Gov Aregbe,dnt bother urself ….
i am only waiting till 2013 when l will mobilise 1m youth in Osun for Aregbe 2nd term.
am not a politician nor a political jobber…am a professional but I believe in Aregbesola..
IJN ,i will chase the PDP Goons forever in Osun…my dad is even part of the so called clueless PDP.
Adedumoye from Milton Keynes, UK

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i had to stop by to laugh at the son of a clueless man from Uk. i bet you, the new regime is as clueless as your fathers’. the only reason they take cultural heritage serious is because they are not dynamic enough and cant seem to find a solid base of economic viability for the state. you should fly and come live in the state for a month or two and stop reading papers. since you are young, i will quote from one illustrous rapper when he said ”believe none of what you hear and half of what you see” smarten up man, dont let pretenders put you under. we know the altruists of this world, they dont have the type of money these people have and start wearing simple gears to disguise. nothing is Hidden forever.

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    You are the one that should be laughrd at my anonymous. Before I say much, it will help to know where you are located; are you in Nigeria or out of the country? When this question is answered, I will then know how to respond to your comment properly.

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