We love to reminisce, but reality checks are also necessary. Today the Yoruba homeland is not in the best state it could be and all hands are being placed on deck to move us forward into the 21st century and to make sure that nobody is left behind.
We have seen the moves made by West African Yorubas in Togo, Ghana and Benin Republique, outside the borders of Nigeria to be counted as sons and daughters of Oduduwa alongside their brothers and sisters. We have seen the traditional kings shake hands across kingdoms, all for the sake of unity. The elected administrators of the affairs of the Yoruba homeland are also committed to burying political hatchets and work together.
Here they are , our current governors Left – right Ambode, Amosun, Ajimobi, Fayose, Aregbesola, Deputy Gov Ondo state representing Mimiko
Today the Southwest Governors met at the Oyo State Secretariat discussing the way forward on the Economic Development of the region.
I love that they all dressed traditional. I hope the meeting was conducted in Yoruba too 🙂
It has been said or observed that Yorubas tend to come together only in times of adversity. With the goings-on on Western shores, Brexit, Trump etc and closer to home the muddy political landscape and centrifugal ethnic forces, is it farfetched to say that these are perilous times ? Will we have a coming together that breaks all barriers? hmmmm….