Rasak presents book on Yoruba culture

Chief Rasak at the launch

Chief Rasak at the launch

A book on Yoruba culture, Balogun Institution In Yorubaland, Changing Fortunes Of A Military Institution was presented last week at the Shell Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan. The book, which chronicles the importance of Baloguns in Yoruba tradition, was presented by Chief Lanre Rasak, to mark his 70th birthday. The book also details the Balogun debate, as well as traced their influence in the pre-colonial era to date.

According to the author, the book is written for record purposes so that, “those who come across it in future, will know one Balogun chose to collate record; history of what Balogun was, what Balogun should be and what the future should look like.”

Rasak, who is also the president of Epe Club, said, “as a community leader, the role the activists play at ensuring that there is good governance, nobody is cheated, fundamental human rights are allowed, those are the kind of things Balogun should do since we don’t have a war situation where you try to expand your territory. Baloguns should see themselves as front liners when it comes to fighting for the rights of the people.”
Traditional rulers, top government functionaries, family and friends graced the occasion.

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