Globacom, a provider of total telecom solutions, has reaffirmed its support for Nigeria’s traditions and customs in the context of nation-building.
This was mentioned in a message of goodwill read by Mr Yomi Ogunbamowo, the National Commercial Coordinator of Globacom, on behalf of the Chairman, Dr Mike Adenuga, Jr., during the Globacom-sponsored 2023 Ojude Oba Festival.
He said Globacom was determined, more than ever, to continue to take the lead in the promotion of Nigeria’s cultures and traditions with a view to showcasing them to the world at large and conserving them for posterity.
It should be noted that the company has been participating as the main sponsor of the cultural event since 2006. Addressing this year’s theme of the festival, OJUDE OBA: A LESSON IN RELIGIOUS HARMONY, the telecommunications giant opined that it underpins the basis of the nation’s existence as a religiously pluralistic entity.
“The religious liberality which is one of the hallmarks of the success of the Yoruba race is a major feature of this festival which has become a heritage not only to the Ijebu but to the entire Yoruba nation in Nigeria and in the Diaspora”, it said.
While felicitating the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona, for the success of the 2023 edition of the festival, Globacom disclosed that it had made vast investments by constantly upgrading its telecommunications infrastructure to enable Nigerians to continue to communicate seamlessly with loved ones and business associates within and outside the country.
Globacom also gave out fantastic prizes to the different age grades and winners of various competitions at the festival. Egbe Obaneye Okunrin Asiwaju came first in the Regberegbe competition, winning N500,000, while Egbe Bobagunwa Okunrin and Egbe Tobalase Okunrin Isokan which finished in the second and third positions won N300,000 and N200,000 respectively.
In the same vein, Egbe Gbobaniyi Olori Obinrin came tops in the female category with an N500,000 prize, while Egbe Obaneye Obinrin Asiwaju and Egbe Bobamayegun Obinrin Asiwaju were runners-up with N300,000 and N200,000 respectively.
The Balogun competition was no less exciting as Balogun Kuku emerged the best horse-riding family for the year 2023 Ojude Oba, winning N500,000, while Balogun Odunuga and Balogun Shote came second and third with N300,000.and N200,000 cash prizes respectively.