20th September, 2011
The maiden pan Yoruba National Conference is set to hold on Thursday 6 October, 2011 at the Efunyela Hall at the home of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo in Ikenne, Ogun State, Nigeria.
The event, which is expected to be attended by all Yoruba sons and daughters at home and in the diaspora, will be hosted by the matriarch of the Awolowo Family and Yeye Oodua Chief (Mrs) HID Awolowo and Oba Okunade Sijuade Olubuse II the Ooni of Ife.
According to a statement signed by Senator Anthony Adefuye, the event is an avenue to address the various problems plaguing the Yoruba nation.
According to the statement: “Eminent and concerned Yoruba have in recent times, felt increasingly disturbed and uncomfortable with the continued relegation and down-positioning of the Yoruba in the governance of this country and their seclusion from power and authority within the central, as well as the Federal Government of the Federation”.
“It has also been duly observed for example, that among such relevant, eminent positions and notable appointments, Yoruba have been unfortunately, ominously or clerverly sidelined and excluded,â€ the statement added.