By Bukola Hameed
The chairman of Oyo Global Congress, OGC, Alhaji Bolaji Hassan has reiterated the resolve of the Congress to ensuring socio-cultural and economic development of Oyo town.
Alhaji Bolaji Hassan, alias Sir Sure, during the Annual General meeting and Get Together held recently in Oyo called on Oyo patriots, home and in diaspora to support the organisation in her efforts to promote the unity among the indigenous associations of Oyo origin and ensure the development of the town.
According to him, the organisation is founded to promote the Yoruba cultural heritage, protect the interest of Oyo Alaafin and to ensure its development.
He disclosed that the vision of the Oyo Global Congress is to strive towards forming a formidable and unifying platform where the indigenes of Oyo at home and in the diaspora could meet, interact, collaborate and work together towards enhancing the Socio-cultural, political and economic development of Oyo Alaafin.
While addressing the gathering in Oyo, Alhaji Bolaji Hassan stressed that Oyo Global Congress envisioned a future where the rich cultural heritage of Oyo Alaafin is preserved and celebrated, where the values of our community are upheld, and where socio-economic and political development flourishes.
“Through our commitment, passion, and collaborative efforts, we shall continue to strive towards creating a thriving and progressive society that honours our past, embraces our present, and determined to pave the way for a brighter future for Oyo Alaafin”, he said.
The OGC Chairman emphasised that through various initiatives and programmes, the organisation aimed at empowering and uplifting Oyo community through the promotion of inclusive growth, advocating for good governance, and providing opportunities for education, skill-building, and entrepreneurship.
According to him, the organisation shall continue to work towards creating an environment where every individual in Oyo Alaafin can access equal opportunities, enjoy improved living standards, and participate actively in the decision-making processes that shape our future.
The chairman thereafter called on His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde, to expedite the process of selecting the new Alaafin of Oyo.
“As we approach the conclusion of the selection process towards the emergence of the new Alaafin, it is crucial that all necessary measures are taken to ensure a seamless succession. As an organisation, we understand that the selection of the new Alaafin is a crucial matter that requires careful consideration and respect for tradition.
However, it is also important to ensure a prompt and smooth transition to maintain stability and continuity in the affairs of Alaafin’s traditional institution”, he concluded.
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