EKO 2015: OPU Holds World Congress
OODUA Peoples’ Union (OPU) is set to hold it first world congress in Lagos on Monday January 26.
Themed Eko 2015, the Congress will host over 2000 participants constituted by Yoruba in diaspora.
Addressing a press Conference in Lagos last week, the convener of Oodua Peoples Conference (OPC) and the national Coordinator Of OPU Otunba Gani Adams said all is set to host over 2000 Nigerians for the World Congress. “We are leaving no stone unturned for the success of the congress,” he said.
Adams said EKO 2015 is going to be one of the largest gatherings of Yoruba in diaspora in recent times.
“We are bracing up to ensure that such a gathering is not only productive to the nation but enrich participants by engaging in discussion that will help in sharpening their leadership instincts and sense of responsibility.”
He said Eko 2015 is not just a forum for social interaction; it is also about sharing information to forge a higher sense of community towards national development.
“ We are expecting Nigerians in Diaspora majorly from the pool of the members of the Oodua Progressive Unions, a socio-cultural organisation inaugurated in 52 countries basically for cultural revisionism, rejuvenation, promotion, and enhancement for the benefit of the Yoruba.”
OPU Europe Coordinator, Akogun Banji Ojo, who addressed the journalist via video call, commended Otunba Adams for convening this meeting. “I want to assure all that we are mobilising our members for this great event in Lagos. We shall be there and make our nation proud,” he said.
Expected guests speakers at the event are Professor Kolawole Raheem, Winneba University, Ghana and Prof Olajumoke Familoni, Lead city University, Ibadan Oyo state.