YYC Honours Ooni of Ife, Awolowo,Olumide Jones, Dr Odedina and others
The National body and the Ogun state chapter of Yoruba Youth Council (YYC) has presented an award of honour to
Yoruba’s eminent who have shown remarkable leadership qualities in their areas of service and uplifting of the Yoruba culture and value.
The awards of honour which was presented at the Palace of Oonirisa to celebrate His Imperial Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja (II) and award of honour ceremony on Friday.
The Personalties was drawn from all Yoruba States which included Oyo state, Ogun, Osun, Ondo, kwara, Edo, and from Benin Republic.
According to the daughter of late Sage Obafemi Awolowo, Dr. Dosunmu Awolowo in her acceptance speech thanked the organisers (YYC) for finding her worthy of honour, adding that YYC should embrace unity among themselves.
She therefore charged the youths in various cities, communities to embrace peace because in the absence of peace, there is poverty, pains, frustration and under developments, adding that YYC should always live in peace for the progress of Yoruba culture and value.
She added that youths have a lot to offer our great nation (Nigeria), explaining that crime will take us to no where, rather it will destroy our future if we fail to contribute our quarter for the success of the country.
Odedina Samson while receiving the award of honour, regards the award as the most credible award received ever.
He added that he had received up to 50 awards and he decided not to entertain any again, but he have to take that, because of it’s credibility.
His words “I appreciate you for honouring me with this award, and I promise to always be part of you and you should as well see it as your responsibility to carry me along in your activities”
Mr Olumide Jones in his own words said that Yoruba is the best Race in the whole world and that he is very happy to be a Yoruba Man that is why he has devoted his life to ensuring empowerment of Yoruba Youth and women especially.
He appreciated the organisers for remembering him for this great award,He said it’s an Honour to get Honour alongside the Most powerful king in Africa, His Imperial Majesty himself and this will be a call to do More especially for the Yoruba community.
The chairman of the Ogun state YYC, Com. Sodeinde Daniel and other executives also appreciates all the nominees for honouring their invitation.
He also added that the personalties from Ogun state are nominated based on their support for Yoruba Youth and Yoruba Community at large.
He explained that YYC is committed to ensuring the unity and safety of Yoruba race,cultural value and development.
Among the nominees from Ogun state are the daughter of late Obafemi Awolowo, Dr. Dosunmu Awolowo, the Rector of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) Abeokuta, Samson Odedina, the 2019 Senatorial candidate of the Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party(ANRP), Olumide Jones and the 2019 governorship candidate of Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) Ademola Ogunbanjo