The Grand Council of Yoruba Youths (formerly National Council of Yoruba Youths) will begin the third edition of its seven-day leadership summit on Sunday.
The summit is to mark the Yoruba National Day (September 23).
The programme will end with a Dinner/Award Night on September 28. It will be chaired by former Lagos State Governor Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who will be honoured with the Life time Achievement Award in Politics.
Also to be honoured are Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola; Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole; Nobel Laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka; Globacom Chairman Mike Adenuga; activist lawyer Femi Falana (SAN); Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN); Aare Afe Babalola (SAN); Chief Olu Falae; Chief Bisi Akande; Senator Chris Ngige; Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha; Niger State Governor Babangida Aliyu; Bauchi State Governor Isa Yuguda; Senator David Mark and Mrs. H.I.D. Awolowo, among others.
The award will be held at the Centre for Black Arts and Culture, Osogbo, Osun State, by 5pm. Gen Alani Akinrinade is the father of the day. The Alaafin of Oyo is the royal father of the day.
Public lectures will be delivered by Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Oyo State House of Assembly Speaker Mrs. Monsurat Sunmonu; Prof. Bolanle Awe and Chief. Folake Solanke (SAN) on September 24 at the Centre for Black Arts and Culture, Osogbo.
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi is the special guest of honour at the lectures.
There will be a Youth Interactive Session with Houses of Assembly in the Southwest on September 25. An arts exhibition, fashion parade and cultural dance competition will hold on September 27.
The group, which came into existence in October, 2001, aims to promote unity, peace, stability and development in Yorubaland.