Yoruba sons and daughters will meet in New York from September 8 to 10, 2011. In a joint statement issued in New York by Barrister Dele Alade, the Public Relations Officer of Egbe Omo Yoruba of Greater New York and Mr. Oluwaseyi Ogunyinka, the General Secretary of Egbe Omo Yoruba New York, New York, the event will be the 19th National Convention of Egbe Omo Yoruba North America.
The convention will take place at Long Island Marriott Hotel, Uniondale, New York. The theme of the convention is: "Yoruba Beyond 2011". Yoruba leaders including political and traditional rulers are expected to attend the convention. All the governors of Yoruba states of Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, Ekiti and Osun are also expected at the convention.
The statement promises that the Convention Committee co-chaired by Dr. Adegboyega Dada and Mr. Yinka Belo will give Yoruba a great convention. Speaking to the press on the convention, the President of Egbe Omo Yoruba Greater New York, Chief Babatunde Olatunbosun, said that the convention will set post-2011 political and economic agenda for Yoruba nation within the Nigerian state. He said that the convention will also solidify the international friendships the Yoruba in the Diaspora has been able to build for the Yoruba nation. Experts from various fields of endeavor including law, security, energy, engineering, politics and economy will address the convention.
Chief Olatunbosun called on all Yoruba sons and daughters to attend the convention so as to have the opportunity to have their inputs in the Yoruba agenda.