Unity and peace can break challenges – Obasanjo
-as Annual Owu celebration for 2021 begins
Segun Ayinde, Abeokuta
Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Tuesday, disclosed that unity among communities could break challenges and move such places to greater heights.
Obasanjo emphasised the need for unity among communities, saying that it was unity that ultimately brought peace and progress in the land.
The former president spoke at the traditional visit of the Olowu of Owu, Oba Adegboyega Dosunmu to the various Owu sections in Abeokuta areas of Abeokuta North local government of Ogun state as part of activities to mark the 2021 Annual Odun Omo Olowu Day celebration.
In a release by his special assistant on media, Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo who is the Prime Minister (Balogun) of Owu Kingdom, praised the efforts of the Erunmu section for their enduring unity in the land.
The octogenarian divulged that the unity in Erunmu had brought tremendous progress, “because there is peace when there is unity among us. Such peace should be extended to the entire Owu kingdom.
“Last year, we prayed for unity and this year, we are thanking God here at Erunmu for the progress recorded. Once again, I want to celebrate and rejoice with you all. You have been doing it right and may you never fail in doing it right,” he said.
The ex-president, while noting that the people still needed to do more in order to foster corporation among sections, opined that it was only through working together that people could overcome challenges before them
“We are trying to break new grounds and, when we are doing this, there must be unity and collective resolve. When doing this, there will be no Erunmu or Apomu; we must be together,” Obasanjo said.
The Balogun of Erunmu, Ekundayo Opaleye, gave report of the section in the period under review, which included the installation of new traditional ruler for Erunmu town.
Earlier, Obasanjo, who led Owu chiefs on the visits, had visited Olusomi and Amororo sections.
The chairman of the 2021 celebration planning committee, Chief Olasande Rotimi-Martins, stated that this years’ edition of the celebration had the theme: “prosperity.”
The visit is expected to continue with conferment of chieftaincy titles on deserving Nigerians holds Thursday.