By Francis John, TipsNews Kansas City.
Introduction: The Alliance of Yoruba Organizations and Clubs, under the exemplary leadership of Ogbeni Rotimi Oyekanmi, serves as an umbrella organization for Yoruba entities in the Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area. Established on November 28, 1996, the alliance has been instrumental in fostering unity, empowerment, and positive development among Yoruba organizations, clubs, and religious groups.
History: The alliance traces its roots back to the 1st Yoruba Picnic held on August 10th, 1996, where 10 organizations came together to form the nucleus of what would become the Alliance of Yoruba Organizations and Clubs.
Mission: The primary mission of the Alliance of Yoruba Organizations and Clubs is to unite Yoruba entities and promote their economic, social, cultural, and political empowerment. The alliance actively engages in collaborative activities within the United States and globally, aiming to enhance the good name and image of Yoruba people.
- Fostering Unity: The alliance works to foster unity among all Yoruba organizations, clubs, and religious groups through collaborative activities in the United States and worldwide.
- Empowerment: To promote the economic, social, cultural, and political empowerment of Yoruba organizations and clubs by sharing information and engaging actively in the United States and globally.
- Promoting Positive Events: The alliance is committed to maintaining and enhancing the positive image of Yoruba people by organizing events that highlight community awareness of Yoruba accomplishments in the United States and globally.
- Progressive Development: Actively organizing events that foster the progressive development of Yoruba people in the United States and worldwide is a key objective of the alliance.
The Chairman: Ogbeni Rotimi Oyekanmi hails from Ago-Oko in the picturesque city of Abeokuta, Ogun state. He is the representative of the Egba-Yewa Descendant’s Association of Washington DC, having held key positions such as Financial Secretary, Parliamentarian, and presently serving as the 2nd Vice President. Within the Yoruba Alliance, Rotimi has demonstrated his commitment by consecutively occupying the Secretary-General role in the last two administrations. His notable dedication and contributions led to his election to the esteemed position of Chairman in October 2020. As a trained professional in Quality Assurance, Rotimi is happily married and blessed with four children.
Membership: Membership in the Yoruba Alliance shall consist of legally constituted Yoruba Towns Organizations, Clubs, and other Community groups, substantiated by the Federal identification number of the Organization in the USA. Individuals aspiring to become part of the Yoruba Alliance Organization must initially join their local chapter Organization or Club. For additional support, inquiries can be directed to email@example.com.
Conclusion: The Alliance of Yoruba Organizations and Clubs stands as a testament to the commitment of Yoruba entities in the diaspora to collaborate, empower, and positively contribute to the community. All Yoruba groups are encouraged to emulate this alliance, working together to make Nigeria a better and more investible place. Joining the alliance opens the door to meaningful partnerships that alleviate the challenges faced by Nigerians, emphasizing the importance of unity and collective efforts.