Tinubu Places Traditional Institution as a Top Priority, Says Shettima

Tinubu Places Traditional Institution as a Top Priority, Says Shettima

Vice President Kashim Shettima highlighted on Saturday that traditional institutions and their leaders hold a paramount position on President Bola Tinubu’s list of priorities. The statement was made during the 37th Annual Akesan day celebration in Iperu community, Ikenne Local Government Area of Ogun.

Expressing his delight in the significant role played by the nation’s traditions in preserving the origins and identities of its people, Shettima emphasized the strength derived from the nation’s diversity. He urged Nigerians to embrace the lessons embedded in the country’s cultural tapestry, emphasizing the need for unity.

Addressing the gathering with a speech titled “Learning from the Past: Unity and Tradition in the Akesan Festival,” Shettima praised the Akesan festival’s symbolic representation of national unity and resilience. He acknowledged the festival’s importance in reinforcing President Tinubu’s commitment to prioritizing traditional leaders in navigating the country’s diverse landscape.

Shettima assured the community of the administration’s dedication to positive transformations, honoring the commitments made to the people. He commended Ogun as a cultural template for the nation, symbolizing the blend of cultural practices and modernity, and encouraged Nigerians to draw inspiration from the spirit of unity demonstrated by Ogun.

The Vice President lauded the state’s investment in placing Iperu Remo on the global map and encouraged other communities to actively participate in preserving and celebrating the country’s rich traditions. Shettima emphasized the importance of cultural festivities in nation-building and called on Nigerians to cherish their diversity as a source of strength.

In response, the Akarigbo/Paramount ruler of Remo Kingdom, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, commended the policies and programs of Tinubu’s administration, expressing confidence in their ability to guide the country through its challenges. Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi and Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun also lauded the festival’s historical significance and its contribution to the socio-economic development of the state.

Governor Abiodun acknowledged the festival’s global prominence and its impact on tourism and investment in Ogun. He pledged the state government’s continued promotion of cultural values to drive economic enterprises, generate employment, and establish the state as a vibrant tourism destination.

The event saw the presence of notable figures, including the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos, and other dignitaries from the National Assembly and traditional rulers.


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