*begins 2021 Annual Owu celebration
By; NIYI OGUNGBOLA, Abeokuta
Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed that unity among communities could break challenges and move such places to greater heights.
He emphasized the need for unity among communities declaring that it was unity that ultimately bring peace and progress in the land.
Obasanjo spoke at the traditional visit of the Olowu of Owu, Oba Dr. Dosunmu to the various Owu sections in Abeokuta areas of Abeokuta North local government of Ogun State as part of activities to mark the2021 Annual Odun Omo Olowu Day celebration on Tuesday.
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.
Obasanjo stressed that the unity in Erunmu had brought tremendous progress, “because there is peace when there is unity among us. Such peace should be extended and by extension 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.”
Obasanjo said the people still need to do more in order to foster corporation among sections, asserting, “it is only through working together that we can overcome challenges before us.
“We are trying to break new grounds and when we are doing this, their 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 lead Owu chiefs on the visits, had visited Olusomi and Amororo sections.
The Chairman of the 2021 celebration Planning committee, Chief Olasande Rotimi-Martins hinted that this years’ edition of the celebration has theme: “prosperity”.
The visit is expected to continue tomorrow while conferment of chieftaincy titles on deserving Nigerians holds Thursday.