The visioner of Gbajumo Ilorin Hangout, Mallam Suleiman Bolaji of the Gobir Family of Gambari Ward 1, Ilorin has explained that the forthcoming Gbajumo Ilorin Hangout is to realign the people with their cultural heritage.
It was reported that the maiden edition of the hangout will hold on Thursday, December 16th, 2021 at M & M Events Centre, Offa road, Ilorin.
In an interview with Newsmen recently, the entertainer cum journalist with over two decades of experience lamented that the current rate of vices in the society is not only alarming but calls for urgent attention.
In his words, “As a proud son of the soil I can tell you that it is an open secret that Ilorin is a city of the pious but when you look around, read or listen to the news you hear some things that saddens you. Kidnappings, money rituals, fraud many other things you don’t expect from a pious society is what you hear.
“Agreed, the upsurge in vices is a general thing across the country but the time has come for us to take charge.
“We need to change the narratives so that other communities can learn from us and use us as a yardstick to correct their society too.
“This is the reason why we are coming up with Gbajumo Ilorin Hangout; it will be an avenue for our people to contribute and interact on the way forward in curbing the upsurge of these vices in our society.”
The visioner further explained that the program will compare and contrast between the 21st century and life in the olden days. “We are not going to condemn, but we need to remind ourselves of how things was done then and what we can gain from such knowledge,” he said.
He stated that the platform will be an annual event which will aim at correcting perceived ills in the society and reviving old practices that are beneficial and in accordance with the heritage of the people.