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Lekan Alabi appointed cultural ambassador

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Folasade Adebayo

The Agba Akin Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oloye Lekan Alabi, has been appointed as the Cultural Ambassador of the National Museum, Ile-Ife of the National Commission for Museums and Monuments.

The Ife Museum is said to have one of the best exhibition galleries in the country.

A statement signed by Olasunkade Azeez, on Wednesday, said the appointment letter, AF. 333/IFM/ΧV11/1351, was signed by the Curator of the museum, Mr. J.O. Ogundele.

“In his response to the appointment,  Oloye Alabi regarded the appointment as a recognition and honour. He takes the exalted position with humility and appreciation with a promise to continue to promote the practice of Yoruba culture across the world with a passion for continuity across generations.

 “It will  be recalled that Alabi  holds various  appointments in the community of culture in Nigeria in appreciation of his immense contributions to propagate the culture of the Yoruba race, including  the Chairman, Adegoke Adelabu Foundation; Cultural Ambassador of Omo Ajorosun Club, Ibadan; Trustee of Yusuf Olatunji Foundation, Duro Ladipo Foundation, D.O Fagunwa Foundation and Adekunle Fajuyi Foundation among others,’’ the statement read.

Meanwhile, the formal presentation of the insignia of office will hold soon in Ile-Ife soon.

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