Senate President, Bukola Saraki who was the special guest at the Ojude Oba event, lauded the festival, describing it as a platform for the Ijebu to meet, interact and showcase their cultural heritage.
Saraki was accompanied by seven senators including; Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, Senator Dino Melaye, Senator Biodun Olujimi, Senator Duro Faseyi, Senator Sam Anyanwu, Senator Rafiu Ibrahim and Senator Shaba Lafiaaji among others.
The Senate President said: “I would like to say, with some emphasis, that our dear country, Nigeria, would do well to draw important lessons from an event such as this. We are one. Religion should not constitute a wedge or barrier between us. This is what illustrious Ijebu people demonstrate to us yearly with this festival. Muslims, Christians and others can be found among us here today, and I understand that this is how it has been since the very beginning.”
“Ojude- Oba affirms that Nigeria’s cultures are veritable sources of revenue, if well packaged.”