Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun led dignitaries to the 36th Lisabi Festival celebrated in Abeokuta on Saturday.
The event is a major historic and cultural heritage event of the Egba people of Ogun State to celebrate the legendary Lisabi, a hero of the Egba liberation struggle.
Oyo News reports that the Festival which held at the Palace of the Alake of Egbaland, His Royal Majesty, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, was witnessed by dignitaries from far and wide.
According to Oba Gadebo, Lisabi Day celebration provides a spectacle that many Egba sons and daughters, and well-wishers from far and near will remember for a long time.
“Lisabi Day offers a veritable platform for Eagle Aromatic Schnapps to add value and to celebrate the cultural heritage of the beautiful people of Egbaland,’’ he added
The key activities for this year’s event include: traditional libation at the Lisabi ancestral shrine, booming of gun at the historic Olumo Rock, traditional Ayo Olopon competition which Eagle Schnapps is the sponsor, local wrestling, unity seminar, and music by guest artistes among others.
According to the Governor, “This annual event has proven over the years to be a unifying cultural gathering where sons and daughters of Egbaland converged to appreciate the efforts of their hero, Lisabi Agbongbo-Akala, felicitate and rejoice with each other and also chart future developmental course that would be of immense socio-economic benefit to the entire land”.