Holds inaugural meeting in Ibadan Thursday
The inaugural conference of The Yoruba Initiative (TYI), a nascent pan- Yoruba pressure group will hold in Ibadan on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 11a.m.
After weeks of brainstorming at repositioning the Yoruba race, the conference, made up of pioneering members, will come up at the Syndicate Room of Premier Hotel, Ibadan, Oyo State.
It will attract Yoruba descent from Nigeria and those in diaspora.
The non-partisan, non-religious group, is to lend a hand in preserving the Yoruba heritage, promote Yoruba civilisation worldwide, encourage unity of purpose among other Yoruba groups on issues that can bring empowerment and social security and ensure good governance in states of interest.
The group noted that the Yorubas are socially advanced, unified and recognised in their contributions to world civilisation, and hence would strive from time to time, to sustain the good legacies of the people in economy and social settings.
The vision of the group is to have “ A unified people of Yoruba descent corporately contributing to the advancement of global civilization.”
TYI headquarters is in the ancient city of Ibadan.