I’ll Support Gov Fayemi’s Cultural-Values Initiative – Yem Kem

Wale Ojo-Lanre with Akintunde Ayeni Yem Kem

THE pathfinder of herbal medicine revolution in Nigeria and President, Yem Kem Herbal Products, Dr Akintunde Ayeni, has promised to support and reinforce the cultural-values programme of Dr John Kayode Fayemi.

The owner of Pathfinder Hotels, Ado Ekiti made this promised while receiving a delegation of the Ekiti State Council of Arts and Culture, led by Ambassador Wale Ojo-Lanre in his office yesterday.

Dr Ayeni said “I am highly impressed by the action of the Director-General, Ambassador Wale Ojo-Lanre, who is expected to sit in his office calling the shot but who now leads his team to see how we the stakeholders are fairing. This is a sign that a responsive government is in the saddled in Ekiti State.”

He pointed out that “Let me tell this August team that some of us who are in the arts and culture sector appreciate the smooth cultural and value revolution which Dr Kayode Fayemi has set in motion in this state. This is being vigorously pursued in sequential order by the Ekiti State Council for Arts and Culture under the leadership of Ambassador Wale Ojo-Lanre.”

Dr Ayeni added “Dr Fayemi is working hard to prevent Ekiti from being a failed state because any state who failed to protect, promote, preserve and showcase his culture and values will fail and end up in ridicule.”

He observed that “kindly study the nations that are working today and advancing in technology, economy and business, they are the nations that protect and promote their culture. Britain, Japan, China, the far East, America, Koreas do not only promote and preserve their cultures but striving hard to lord it over others while we, in Nigeria, are daily hiding and destroying ours.”

He regretted that “those who are supposed to be the protectors and guardians of our heritage, the traditional obas and chiefs have turned themselves to transmitters of foreign culture.

He revealed that “some of us who appreciate the efforts of Governor Fayemi are ready and willing to support his culture and value resuscitation and policy.”

Earlier, the Director-General, Ekiti State Council for Arts and Culture, who was accompanied by Mr Abdul, Director, Publication and Documentation said that the visit was to show appreciation for the commendable role Dr Ayeni has been playing in the preservation of Yoruba culture and value, particularly his pathfinder’s role in the art of using natural plants and leaves for medicinal purpose.



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