Globacom has called for a deepening of unity in the country through intense learning of the histories, culture and traditions of the federating communities by youths, as he 2017 Ojude Oba Festival took place in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, amidst customary pomp and pageantry, with the main sponsor.
This call was contained in a goodwill message by Globacom’s Chairman, Dr. Mike Adenuga who observed that the theme of the 2017 celebration, Ojude Oba: A Rich Heritage For Ijebu Unity, was a confirmation of the truism that traditions, cultures and religious beliefs were necessary ingredients that would weld peoples and races throughout the history of mankind.
“We also wish to appeal to all Nigerians irrespective of ethnic and religious persuasions to do all within their capabilities to strengthen that cord of unity that has always bound us together. We owe the present generation and posterity the responsibility to join forces with men and women of goodwill to sustain the renewed drive towards the historical and cultural renaissance of our country”, Dr. Adenuga said.
He added that Globacom’s sustained partnership with the Ojude Oba Festival Committee was in tandem with its commitment to constantly be at the forefront of major initiatives aimed at accentuating the best of Nigeria’s cultures, values, desires and traditions.He expressed pride in the rising profile of Globacom as the biggest corporate promoter of Arts including celebration of traditions, cultures and desires of Nigeria, adding that the company would continue to support Ojude Oba Festival and sustain provision of world class voice and data infrastructure that would enable all Nigerians to communicate seamlessly within the nation and across the world.
The Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona, eulogised Globacom and its Chairman, Dr. Mike Adenuga, Jr., for their support for the festival without fail in the last eleven years .According to the Paramount Ruler, Globacom will be rewarded by posterity for its unalloyed commitment to the promotion of indigenous arts and culture which are germane to growth and development in the life of the nation. He subsequently prayed for greater successes for the company in all its endeavour.
Highlights of the sponsorship by the telecommunications firm included Regberegbe and Baloguns’ competitions in which emerged winners in the first, second and third categories will go home with N500, 000, N300, 000 and N200, 000 respectively. Additionally, Globacom organised a music fiesta at Equity Resort in Ijebu Ode in the evening, where music legend, Innocent Ujah Idibia widely known as Tuface; Fuji exponent, Saheed Osupa, and Marvin Records female protégé, Hadiza Blell, popularly called Di’Ja entertained its customers. A beauty pageant was also held as part of highlights of the Glo sponsorship.
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