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Lai Mohammed, Aregbesola Honour Alaafin In Oyo

It Was Reported By The Nigeria News Agency that the minister in company with sen.Babafemi  Ojudu,the speciall advicer of the vice president on political matters,arrivs the monarch palace in oyo town on Monday.

News Agency Of Nigeria[NAN] reported that the monarch, as part of activities marking his 49th coronation anniversary,also installed renowned Fuji musician, Wasiu Ayinde, popularly known as K1, as Maiyegun of Yorubaland.

Adeyemi, one of the Africa’s most powerful and influential traditional rulers, was crowned on Jan. 14, 1971.

The ministers,in separate interviews after a closed door meeting with the Alaafin, told newsmen that they were in Oyo to honour both the monarch and Ayinde.

He was in Oyo on a combined mission of honouring the duo of the Alaafin and Ayinde as well as to promote the cultural values of the country.’Mohammed said’’

“We are here to honour the Alaafin and an icon in Nigerian music. As you know, I am the minister in-charge of culture, I have another role to play.

“I am here to honour a friend and to beam the light on the cultural values of our country,” he said.

Aregbesola, on his part, said that he was in Oyo to be part of the ascen49th ascension anniversary of the Alaafin and to rejoice with his friend, Ayinde.

Ojudu said that he was in Oyo to honour the monarch and Ayinde based on the instruction of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

“You know what Kabiyesi is doing today is honouring Yoruba culture. The musicians and theatre practitioners, as custodians of culture, tells stories of yesterday, today and project that of today.

“Nobody has honoured any signal of culture in our society. Today is the first, somebody who upholds our culture and takes it around the world is being honoured.

“It is very important. That is why the Vice President asked me to be here,” he said.

NAN reports that the event was attended by traditional rulers from Oyo, Ogun and Lagos States, theatre practitioners and other dignitaries.





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