President, Igbogbo Ambassadors in United States of America (USA), which is an association of Igbogbo indigenes in diasporas, Omoba Segun Omolaja, has charged sons and daughters of Igbogbo abroad, on the need to always schedule their visits to their home of origin during the annual Igbogbo Day.
Omoba Omolaja, who was part of the executives and members of the Igbogbo Day Planning Committee led by its Chairman, Mr Titilope Andu – Balogun that visited the Adeboruwa palace, to unveil the Ankara fabric for the 35th edition of the annual community day celebration and 7th anniversary of Oba Semiudeen Kasali’s coronation as the Adeboruwa of Igbogbo, gave the charge at the palace when he spoke with THE IMPACT.
The President, Igbogbo Ambassadors in United States of America (USA), who also revealed that the Igbogbo sons and daughters will sustain their contributions to the annual celebration and the general development of the kingdom, also assured that he would return to represent the association by being part of the celebration in November.
“Well, we have a lot of things planned for Igbogbo, which we are not supposed to disclose yet, because we still have to go through the excos and members for approval. We have lots of surprises for the planning committee and as indigenes of Igbogbo, we plan to be present, and for me personally, I am going to be here, to represent the association. We have some gifts and other contributions to contribute for the planning committee of the Igbogbo Day”, he said.
“I also encourage the indigenes and residents to join the planning committee. Also, those in the diaspora, I enjoin them to endeavor to come home and be part of it. They should try and make it an annual visit during the celebration, or at least, once in two or three years, just for them to experience it. It is a beautiful thing to witness. I encourage our people abroad to come back home to witness the festival”.
Omoba Omolaja also implored residents of Igbogbo at home to support the planning committee in achieving their goals of developing the Igbogbo community.
“I want to implore and encourage the citizens to participate, because it is for the common goals of the community. This has been going on for a period of time now and personally, I just got to know about it four to five years ago, and I came last year.
“Since then, I promised myself that it is something that I have to continuing doing whether I am the President or not. But as an indigene of Igbogbo community; born, bread raised in this community, I have made it my annual favourite event that I will be coming to Igbogbo to celebrate with the community”, Omoba Omolaja said.