Lagos - The Yoruba Community of Nigeria (YCNP) in Pakistan will commemorate Lagos Golden Jubilee (50 years) celebrations next year.
Kayode Johnson, Secretary General of YCNP, said they had unanimously decided to join hands with Lagos State Governor His Excellency Akinwunmi
Ambode ahead of the event.
He said YNCP said in the first phase, Yoruba Diaspora in Pakistan would stage Yoruba cultural performance shows to the Pakistani Nation through
Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA).
Johnson said these cultural events would focus on great traditional Yoruba rich heritage and “Black Race” as Yoruba culture was recognised as the
most civilised and urbanised people in the whole of Africa.
He also highlighted that Yoruba Diaspora in Pakistan, under the umbrella of Pakistan Nigeria High Commission, would also hold exhibition of Yoruba dresses, foods, musical instruments as these things manifested the rich culture of Yorubaland.
Johnson added the Yoruba Diaspora in Pakistan held in high esteem the historic decision of Governor Akinwunmi Amode to celebrate the climax and joy of Golden Jubilee of Lagos.
Lagos State was created on May 271967 according to the State Creation and Transitional Provisions Decree No. 14 of 1967, which restructured Nigeria into a Federation of 12 states.
The smallest in area of Nigeria's current 36 states, Lagos State is arguably the most economically important state of the country.
- CAJ News