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New Yam:Ogun EzeNdigbo, Plans To Unite Nigerians During 2019 New Yam Festival



By Ifeoma ikem

The EzeNdigbo (Igbo 1) of Ogun State,Eze Willy Okonkwo Ejimnkeonye,has disclosed that Igbo indigenes and non-indigenes in the State will unite in unison to pray, and celebrate 2019 New Yam Festival .

According to Eze Ejimnkeonye, the celebration is not new, but a traditional culture handed down to Igbos from the Eastern parts of Nigeria, living, working or doing business across the world to unite especially with people from their host communities in peace, love, unity and progress.

He further stated that during the celebration, which is expected to hold on Sunday, September 15, 2019, at EzeNdigbo Palace, located at Abekoko area of Ogun State, where roasted yams served with African Salad and drinks, non- Igbo indigenes, all over the country, are welcome to attend and participate in the prayers and merriment.

Dignitaries expected to grace the occasion are: Prince Dapo Abiodun and Hon Kunle Taiwo, Oluomo, Governor and Speaker of Ogun State, respectively, whom Ejimnkeonye described as his bosom friends