Yoruba Ko’Ya Leadership and Training Foundation (YKLTF) has partnered with Marcus Garvey Institute for Human Management towards fostering Yoruba unity across the globe.
This is according to a statement signed by its Director of Media and Publicity, Amb. Demola Sanyaolu and made available to journalists in Ibadan, on Tuesday.
The global event scheduled to take the form of a colloquium is intended to be the first in the series.
The YKLTF said that the colloquium would promote cross-cultural ties among Yoruba people worldwide, leading to youth exchange programmes among the nations.
It said that the colloquium also aimed at the exploration of economic and trade ties to boost the homeland economy of the Yorubas.
The YKLTF said that a wide range of topics on Yoruba Traditions, Arts, and Culture amongst other related issues of interest to Yorubas in the homeland would be discussed.
“This effort will unite the Yorubas worldwide in learning, growing, and bonding, using Yoruba’s past as well as present for future growth,” The statement said.
The colloquium would have participants drawn from Brazil, Jamaica, Cuba, the US, Canada, and other countries where Yoruba people reside.
Among the expected participants are Professor Alison Moses from Brazil, Dr Julius Garvey from Jamaica, and Prof. Wande Abimbola, a US-based Nigerian.
Others are US-based Prof. Toyin Falola, Babalawo Ivanir Dos Santos from Cuba and Dr Mayowa Ogedengbe from US.
The Marcus Garvey Institute for Human Development was established in honour of the great black nationalist, Marcus Garvey.
The colloquium scheduled to hold on Saturday, October 23, would be transmitted live from Space90.1fm in Nigeria and relayed globally via their website on www.thespacefm.com.
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