The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has unveiled the statue of the late Egba warrior, Lisabi, known to have protected his people from various neighborhood invasions.
Governor Amosun who performed the unveiling at Adatan Roundabout, Abeokuta, in the presence of the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, who is also the Chairman, Council of Obas, Oba (Dr.) Aremu Gbadebo, described the warlord as a man who had the love of his people at heart, saying the good he did for Egba people was now being recognized yearly.
He noted that it was pertinent for people to always do good because of posterity, as no good deed would go unnoticed, expressing delight with innovations brought into the celebration.
“Anyone that does well won’t be forgotten, that is why we are celebrating Lisabi, so anyone who is in a position of power should do well, so that such person could be celebrated like we are doing today”, he said.
Speaking at the occasion, Oba Gbadebo, thanked sons and daughters of Egbaland, home and abroad, for gracing the occasion, assuring them that the festival would continue to embrace new developments.
In his remark, the Aare Ona Kakaonfo of Yorubaland, Otunba Gani Adams, represented by the General Secretary of the Oodua People’s Congress, Barr. Babatunde Tanimowo, called for the promotion and preservation of Yoruba culture to save it from going into extinction.