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General News of Tuesday, 2 November 2021


Vice-president, monarchs to inaugurate Yoruba World Centre

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi and others, will be present at the sod-turning of the Yoruba World Centre scheduled for November 23, 2021

The event is arranged by the International Centre for Yoruba Arts and Culture, the Institute of African Studies, and the Yoruba Language Centre of the University of Ibadan, Oyo State.

A member of the Board of Trustees, INCEYAC, Mr Alao Adedayo stated that the occasion would feature the opening of the centre’s temporary base and a documentary about it.

“The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, will on November 23, 2021, turn the first sod of the Yoruba World Centre inside the University of Ibadan. He will be joined by the Ooni of Ife and eminent Yoruba leaders, under the chairmanship of the Alaafin of Oyo.”

He also added that the centre on completion would have a library, museum and film village to preserve Yoruba history and art.

“The World Yoruba Centre when completed will have a big library, an archive, a museum, a recreation centre, a reconstruction and digitising centre as well as a broadcasting and film village.

“The purpose of this is to make the centre serve as a one-stop-shop, offering old, new, recreated and reconstructed materials for researchers, lecturers, students, authors, journalists, historians and members of the public interested in Yoruba history, arts and culture as a tool for nation-building, national cohesiveness and mutual understanding,” he said.

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