All is now set for the first ever Yoruba Day in Italy.
The event, organised to showcase the rich Yoruba cultural heritage and a forum for all Yoruba sons and daughters resident in Italy, will hold on Saturday, September 24, 2022, in the city of Bologna, by 4pm.
According to the National President of the Yoruba National Community in Italy (YNCI), Prince Kolawole Oladele, the event will reflect on how Yoruba sons and daughters can make the best of their sojourn outside the comfort of their motherland and take development to the Yoruba nation.
“We are a tribe that always love to reciprocate good gestures and detest attitude and behaviour that can tarnish the image of our country, anywhere we live. This was part of the reason that informs the formation of The Yoruba National Community in Italy (YNCI) at a time some immigrants way of lives run contrary to what Yoruba people and Nigerian represent in Italy.
“We meet regularly all around Italy to reiterate the need to reciprocate the good and kind accommodation and acceptance we have enjoyed in Italy and little wonder that one of our daughters, Victoria Oluboyo, is the first elected Councillor in Parma city. Another of our daughters, Ayomide Folorunso, is a national athlete that has represented Italy at various national and international competitions, among others.
“We use our culture to promote peace, responsible and responsive immigration and service to our community. This is why we invite all lovers of culture to come with us to enjoy this event,” Oladele said.
The event will be graced by the Nigerian Ambassador to Italy, His Excellency, Nfawa Omini Abam, local and international diplomats.