27th October, 2010
Political leaders in the country have been urged to initiate programmes to preserveÂ and promote African cultural heritage.
Making the appeal recently at Mowo Kekere along Egede Road, Ikorodu, Lagos State,Â Coordinator, O’odua Peoples Congress, OPC, Otunba Gani Adams lamented that AfricansÂ are not doing enough to project the rich African cultural heritage.
Adams who spoke while commissioning an ultra-modern Ifa Divinity School, and modernÂ herbal hospital, built by the Paramount Head, Saala Ogbonni Fellowship Worldwide,Â Oba Olaleke Ifayemi, expressed delight that the two projects would be of tremendousÂ benefit not only to the Yoruba race but the entire mankind.
“Oba Ifayemi’s effort isÂ commendable. These are the kind of projects that should beÂ emulated by well-do-do individuals and corporate bodies.
“Ifa divinity school will enhance the study of Yoruba culture and ancient traditionÂ of our forefathers. I humbly appeal to our political leaders to get more involved inÂ projects of this nature,” he declared.
Urging the nation’s political leaders to take a cue from other nations whereÂ conscious efforts are being made to preserve their culture, Adams said: “Our ownÂ case should not be different. We must not lose touch with our roots. We should notÂ become imitators of other people’s culture while we abandon ours. African culture isÂ not only very rich but it is what we should treasure and preserve for generationsÂ yet to comee,” he added.