The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has declared that generation unborn will not forgive the present generation if they failed to promote the Yoruba cultural heritage.
Adeyemi made this declaration during this year’s World Sango Day, which was held at his palace, in Oyo on Saturday.
The monarch, while calling on other traditional rulers in Yoruba land on the need to uphold Yoruba culture and tradition, insisted that generation unborn will not forgive them if they failed to promote the culture of the tribe.
He said, “Generation unborn will not forgive us if we failed to promote Yoruba cultural heritage, I want to charge you to promote our cultural heritage in your respective domains.
“It is a challenge for us in Yoruba land if we forget our culture and tradition, let us teach our children Yoruba culture and tradition, there is a difference between religion and culture, don’t be ashamed to dress in Yoruba attires, our culture should even reflect in the way we eat.”
Adeyemi, while emphasizing on the importance of the World Sango Festival, described the Sango as one of the Alaafin of Oyo before he later became a deity.
He added that Sango possessed the ability of fighting his opponent without a physical encounter.
He noted that the beauty of this festival is for the promotion of Yoruba culture and heritage, adding that people should start teaching their children Yoruba language in their different homes and schools.
Adeyemi pointed out that the Yoruba language is been taught in over 26 Universities in America, as he urged his kinsmen to take the culture of the tribe seriously.