Gani Adams Launches OPU In Cote D’ Ivoire, Visits Nigerian Embassy

imageThe Launching of Oodua Progressive Union (OPU) Cote d’Ivoire chapter is billed to take place today in Cote d’Ivoire. P to this, a powerful delegation from Nigeria arrived Abidjan, the Country capital yesterday led by Otunba Gani Adams,the National Leader of Odua Peoples Congress, (OPC)and convener Odua Progressive Union. His entourage included Royal Fathers like HRM Oba Adewole Joseph Adebayo,HRM Oba Bola Sani Olanipekun,HRM Oba Adeoye Lasisi Olawuyi,HRM Oba Walidu Sanni,Nollywood Star Actor, Yomi Fash Lanso,MC Kirikiri,OPC NCC Members and media friends.

Today,the team visited the Nigerian Embassy in Cote d’Ivoire and were warmly received by the Ambassador, Her Excellency Ambassador Ifeoma Jacinte Akabogu-Chinwuba, mni. Otunba Gani Adams told the gathering that Odua Progressive Union,is non-governmental, non-religious social cultural organisation formed in 2011 to create an enabling forum for the sons and daughters of Yoruba in diaspora worldwide to be united. He further explained that OPU seeks to preach Unity and Peaceful co-existence among all Yorubas spread across the globe,pointing out that his mission in the country is to Launch the Cote d’Ivoire branch of OPU which is already spread across over 60 countries in the world.

In her remarks, Ambassador Akabogu-Chinwuba commended Otunba Gani Adams for his outstanding leadership role and love for the Yoruba race and Nigeria at large,she stated frankly that when the history of Nigeria will be written his name and role will be included.
She informed the gathering that the population of Nigerians in her country is about 3Million with Yorubas representing about 85% of the population hence the wisdom in the choice of having a branch of OPU in the country,she later presented plaques to Otunba Gani Adams and the Royal Fathers as a gesture to mark their visit to Nigeria Mission in Cote d’Ivoire.

Aside the Ambassador, members of the Nigeria Community in Cote d’Ivoire, Yoruba Community,principal officers of the Nigeria Mission were also in attendance and all gave kudos to the Ambassador for her willingness and open door policy,she was also praised for being humane in handling issues affecting Nigerians in Cote d’Ivoire.

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