Date Published: 03/11/11
Egbe Omo Yoruba Greater New York marks Awolowo Birthday
The Egbe Omo Yoruba Greater New York will on Saturday March 12, 2011 hosts its Annual Chief Obafemi Awolowo Memorial Lecture in New York, United States. The lecture will take place at JFK Double Tree Hotel 135-30 140th Street Jamaica, New York 11436. In a statement released in New York City and signed by the President and Public Relations Officer of Egbe Omo Yoruba Greater New York, Chief 'Tunde Olatunbosun and Barrister Dele Alade respectively, the lecture will have in attendance many Yoruba sons and daughters within and outside of the United States. The theme of the lecture is “PRESERVING OBAFEMI AWOLOWO'S LEGACY”. The Guest Speaker is Dr. Adeniran Adeboye of the Howard University, Washington, D.C. The lecture will be chaired by Professor Banji Akintoye. The Guest of Honor is Chief Olu Adeuyan . The statement laments at the quality of current leaders in Nigeria and advised Nigerians to vote wisely in the April 2011 elections. "The corrupt and inept leadership, being exhibited at all levels of government in Nigeria today, is unfortunate and unacceptable. The future and survival of Nigeria are being mortgaged by the greed and corruption of the people who parade themselves as leaders of the people of Nigeria. We call on all Nigerians at home and abroad to remember, read and emulate the sound philosophy, principles and visions of Chief Awolowo. We advise Nigerians to vote wisely in April elections and seize the opportunity to put credible and honest politicians into power.
Chief 'Tunde Olatunbosun Barrister Dele Alade
President, EOYGNY PRO, EOYGNY