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Editorial News of Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Source: The Nation

2020 Yoruba Day kicks off

2020 Yoruba Day kicks off 2020 Yoruba Day kicks off

The Yoruba World Congress (YWC) has confirmed readiness for the 2020 Yoruba Annual Celebrations.

The one-week long global events approved by the YWC Leaders Council starts on Wednesday to mark the end of the Kiriji War and declare the YWC Manifesto for a Yoruba Nation.

The 2020 Yoruba Day Celebrations will be hosted by YWC Chapters in Nigeria, South Africa, USA, England, Brazil and Cuba.

Speaking about the event, chairman of the planning committee who is also secretary YWC, Prof Anthony Kila, said the series of global events will be coordinated by a sixteen-man international committee made up of prominent Yoruba leaders resident in five continents across the world.

He said: “Some lined up events include manifesto for Yoruba Nation, hosted in Lagos, Yoruba Global Library Project, hosted in the USA, Yoruba in the world, hosted in Brazil and Cuba, tomorrow people and Yoruba Culture, hosted in Ibadan, Yoruba Community Development and Empowerment, hosted in South Africa, safety & security in Yorubaland, hosted by Amotekun ni gbobo wa.

Other events include Yoruba Women in National Development; Yoruba Youths Summit and Yoruba Elders and Leaders Lunch.

Kila explained that the planning committee is very conscious of health and safety issues and will therefore be putting in measures to safeguard participants before and during every event.

The events, according to Kila, will have a few people gather at various venues and everyone can log in from anywhere in the world to participate in the events online. The events will also be aired on TV and radio.

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