New Aare Ona Kakanfo to be installed on Saturday

The new Aare Ona Kankanfo of Yorubaland will serve as a functional vanguard in protecting the Yoruba nation against foreign cultural incursion on Yoruba values and tradition as well as promote unity amongst Yorubas. The chairman central planning committee on Aare Ona Kankanfo's installation ceremony, Arch-Bishop Emeritus Ayo Ladigbolu stated this in a press conference organized by the Oyo state government ahead of the installation ceremony scheduled for this Saturday.

The Chairman of central planning committee said in the face of myriads of challenges confronting the Yoruba nation in Nigeria while globalization continues to erode cultural values, the need for a crusader to advance the agenda of the Yoruba nation has become paramount. Emeritus arch Bishop Ayo Ladigbolu also emphasized that the fifteenth Aare Ona Kankanfo designate Chief Gani Adams remains a worthy ambassador to fulfill these objectives

In his brief remarks, the commissioner for local government and chieftaincy matters, Mr. Bimbo Kolade said the installation is an opportunity to celebrate the Yoruba race, its culture and traditions across all tribes of Yorubaland. The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi was represented at the briefing by the Basorun of Oyo Chief Akin Ade Yusuf; Representatives from the state of Osun, traditional leaders from Oyo town amongst others graced the occasion.