Nigeria Alert October 12, 2021
Yoruba Ko’Ya Leadership and Training Foundation (YKLTF) has partnered Marcus Garvey Institute for Human Management toward fostering Yoruba unity across the globe.
This is contained in a statement signed by its Director of Media and Publicity, Amb. Demola Sanyaolu and made available to newsmen on Monday in Ibadan.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the global event to take a form of colloquium, is intended to be the first in the series.
The YKLTF said that the colloquium would promote cross cultural ties among Yoruba people worldwide, leading to youth exchange programmes among the nations.
It said that the colloquium also aimed at the exploration of economic and trade ties to boost the homeland economy of the Yorubas.
The YKLTF said that wide range of topics on Yoruba Traditions, Arts and Culture amongst other related issues of interest to Yorubas in theu homeland would be discussed.
“This effort will unite the Yorubas worldwide in learning, growing and bonding, using Yoruba’s past as well as present for future growth,” it said.
It said that the colloquium would have participants drawn from Brazil, Jamaica, Cuba, US, Canada and other countries where Yoruba people resides.
Among some of the expected participants are Prof. Alison Moses from Brazil, Dr Julius Garvey from Jamaica and Prof. Wande Abimbola, a US-based Nigerian)
Others are US-based Prof. Toyin Falola, Babalawo Ivanir Dos Santos from Cuba and Dr Mayowa Ogedengbe from US.
NAN reports that the Marcus Garvey Institute for Human Development was established in honour of the great black nationalist, Marcus Garvey.