The Grand Council of Yoruba Youths, Agbarijo Egbe Odo Yoruba, which was formerly known as the National Council of Yoruba Youths, was inaugurated between 13 – 17, October, 2001, with blessings of Prominent Yoruba Sons and Daughters as well as friends of Yoruba from other Regions.
Arrangement are now in top gear to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Grand Council of Yoruba Youths (Agbarijo Egbe Odo Yoruba) and Yoruba National Day on September 23.
A statement on Friday by the President-General (Aare Apapo) of the group, Comrade Awa Bamiji, said the annual event will hold in grand style, and it will include 10th Yoruba Youth Leadership Summit as well as Ijala, Ekun Iyawo, Rara, Ewi, Qiuz, and Dancing competitions.
He said personalities across the states of the Federation have been selected for “our beautifully carved Odu’a (Ori Olokun) awards and they have been contacted accordingly.”
“The topic of discussion, ‘Osun, Ekiti 2022: Bibori Ipenija a ti mu Idibo yi je Ategun Rere fun Idibo Apapo Odun 2023,’ is to be delivered by Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and Mr Dare Babarinsa, the immediate past governor of Osun State, who doubles as the Honourable Minister of Interior and Publisher, Gazkia Magazine respectively, under the Chairmanship of Chief Pius Akinyelure, a member of the NNPC Board and oil industry technocrat.
“Special Guest of Honour is Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu while Guests of Honour are the Executive Governors from Yoruba extraction.
“Father and mother of the day are Prince Tajudeen Oluyole Olusi and Emeritus Prof (Mrs) Bolanle Awe.
“Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Executive Governor of Lagos State is the Chief Host.
“This event, which will take place on Thursday, September 23, 2021, inside Banquet Hall, Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja, by 11:00am, is dedicated to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu @69 as earlier broadcasted in March this year.
“Invitation has been extended to various groups and individuals, in and outside the country, and we are using this medium to formally announce that our uniquely designed 20th anniversary logo has started moving around the world through social media and the 20th anniversary stickers,” Awa said.