Nigerians in Italy will host two prominent ambassadors as Yoruba Day 2022 holds.
All is now set for the first-ever YORUBA DAY in Italy scheduled for Saturday 24th of September, 2022 in the city of Bologna where the first elected Nigerian local politician, Victoria Oluboyo will be addressing the group on integration and national development.
The event is billed to start at 4 pm and is being organized to showcase the rich Yoruba cultural heritage. Also, it was established that the forum would provide an opportunity for all Yoruba sons and daughters that are residents in Italy not only to celebrate but to also reflects on how to make the best of their sojourn outside the comfort of their motherland. While discussion on how to take development to the Yoruba Nation would also be of priority at the occasion.
According to the National President of the Yoruba National Community in Italy (YNCI), Prince Kolawole Oladele, “We are a tribe that always love to reciprocate good gestures and detest attitudes and behaviour that can tarnish the image of our country and anywhere we live. This was part of the reason that informed the formation of The National Yoruba Community in Italy, YNCI at a time some immigrants’ ways of life run contrary to what Yoruba people and Nigerian represent in Italy.
“We meet regularly all around Italy to reiterate the need to reciprocate the good and kind accommodation and acceptance we have enjoyed in Italy. Little wonder that one of our daughters, Victoria Oluboyo is the first elected councillor in Parma city, and another of our daughters, Ayomide Folorunso is a national athlete that has represented Italy at various national and international competitions, among others.
“We use our culture to promote peace, responsible and responsive immigration, and service to our community. This is why we invite all lovers of culture to come with us to enjoy this event.”
This all-important event will be graced by the Nigerian Ambassador to Italy, His Excellency, Nfawa Omini Abam, and other local and international diplomats.