Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Chief Bisi Akande, Mike Adenuga and Yoruba Govs to attend Yoruba Convention in New York

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The 19th Convention of Egbe Omo Yoruba North America will be attended by Yoruba leaders from Nigeria and across the globe. Addressing the press in New York, the Public Relations Officer of Egbe Omo Yoruba Greater New York, Barrister Dele Alade said that the historic convention will be attended by Chief Bisi Akande, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Governors Fayemi, Fashola, Aregbesola, Mimiko, Amosun and Ajimobi. Barrister Alade said that the Alake of Egbaland and the Awujale of Ijebuland will also attend the convention. He said that the governors of Kwara and Kogi states and the Oba of Lagos were also invited but have not been able to confirm their attendance. The business mogul and Globalcom chief, Otunba Mike Adenuga will share the Saturday afternoon session with some governors.  

The convention will hold from Thursday September 8 to Sunday September 11, 2011 at Marriott Hotels and Resort, 101 James Doolittle Uniondale, New York 11553. Barrister Alade said that the Friday event will feature a panel of experts' discussion on how to turn Yorubaland to a developed region within Nigeria. He said since the Nigeria project appears to be a drawback to Yorubaland, we have to dig ourselves out of the mess. Saturday morning and afternoon events will feature plenary sessions and addresses by the governors, Otunba Mike Adenuga, Professor Banji Akintoye and other special guests. The plenary session will give all attendees the chance to make their inputs to the Yoruba agenda.  

Saturday September 10 night will feature Asiwaju Bola Tinubu who will be the KEYNOTE SPEAKER at the Excellence Awards Night. Chief Bisi Akande will be the chairman of the event. Barrister Alade said that the Egbe and Yoruba across the globe expect to hear from Asiwaju Tinubu on the developmental agenda of the South West and the state of progressive politics in Nigeria. The Excellence awards will be conferred on distinguished Yoruba sons and daughters including King Sunny Ade.  

Barrister Alade urged all Yoruba sons and daughters to set aside these dates and dedicate them for this historic convention to air their views and have their inputs in the Yoruba agenda. Barrister Alade thanked the leadership of Egbe Omo Yoruba across North America for their commitments to Yoruba cause and wellbeing. He called on other Yoruba organizations to join hands with Egbe Omo Yoruba so that the task of transforming Yorubaland will be easier and the burden lightened.