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Oodua Progressive Union Launched In Nairobi Kenya

Posted: Jun 5, 2016 at 2:52 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

It was glitz and glamor when the Kenya chapter of Oodua Progressive Union was launched in Nairobi Kenya.

The event which attracted Yorubas, Nigerians and Kenyans was chaired by the global convener of OPU Otunba Gani Adams with support from HRM the Zaaki of Arigidi-Akoko, Oba Yisa Olaonipekun, CEO of International School of Aviation, Akogun Capt. Adeshina,(Global Adviser of OPU)Real Estate Merchant and Hotelier,Otunba Sir Kamorudeen Lamina,prominent businesswoman in Kenya,Chief Mrs Paulina Joy,Mr Femi Davies,(OPU Media Consultant) Prince Segun Akanni,amongst others.
The induction of Mr Lateef Olabisi as the pioneer Coordinator of Kenya OPU,heralded with his welcome address narrating the history of Yorubas in Kenya and why the launching of OPU at this moment is a desired development.
Oba Yisa Olanipekun in his speech advised the gathering to remember their origin, be honest and steadfast in all they do,he also prayed for the gathering.
A powerful motivation speech was delivered by Dr.Wale Akinyemi a leading light and voice of inspiration well respected and trusted by both corporate and political leaders around the world as well as consultant for many top organizations around the world as well as the United Nations.
The Global Convener of OPU Otunba Gani Adams expressed his excitement to be in Nairobi, Kenya, he revealed that the hospitality he and his entourage got since arriving Kenya was splendid, he stated that it is not a surprise that world class global companies have their corporate Headquarters in Kenya including Google,Nestle and a lot of others.
According to him “It is no secret that Kenya is the number one tourist destination in the whole of East Africa, and is indeed the first choice for multinationals and other international organizations for the location of their headquarters.
It will surprise you to know that among the international organizations have their African headquarters in Kenya are Bank of China; Blackberry (East and Central Afrcia); China-Africa Development Fund (East Africa); Citi Bank (East Africa); General Electric (Africa); Google (Africa); IBM (Africa); IMF (Africa); Mitsubishi Motors (Africa); Nestle (East, Central and West Africa); Rockefeller Foundation (Africa) and World Bank (Africa).
We can turn Yorubaland into a tourists’ destination point and make it attractive to international organizations to want to cite their headquarters in our land if we would rededicate ourselves to the development of our land and make its interest a priority in all our undertakings”
The Kenya OPU launch makes it the 69th country the fast growing Union will be launched.The event also attracted representatives from the Nigeria Embassy in Kenya, executive members of the Nigeria Business Community, Kenyan Nigeria wives,The Igbo community and other interest groups.