The Guardian (Nigeria)

Don’t neglect tradition in times like this, Gani Adams tells Nigerians

- From Seye Olumide, Ibadan

THE Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, has appealed to Nigerians, especially the Yoruba people, to seek the face and interventi­on of God for the numerous economic, political and social challenges confrontin­g the country.

In a statement, yesterday, the Aare Ona Kakanfo said it was high time Nigerians sought every means possible, both humanly and spiritual, to bail Nigeria and particular­ly Yoruba Nation out of the present predicamen­ts. He said that one of the surest ways is to start appreciati­ng our cultures, traditions and values as a race.”

He said the peace and tranquilit­y currently being enjoyed in the Badagry area of Lagos and its environs was as a result of the spiritual support from the Olokun Deity, a very rich tradition of the people in that place.

According to him, Olokun festival has the potentials of boosting the economy of Lagos and also enhancing eco- tourism of the host community.

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