BIOGRAPHY OF OTUNBA (DR.) GANI ADAMS

Here are many that passed through this planet with wisdom and talents but few are they that utilize these God-given gifts to the glory of God and the welfare of their people.
Otunba (Dr.) Gani Adams is a man of many parts; a visionary leader, a charismatic political activist, a reliable champion of rights of the masses, an embodiment of political morality and an epitome of humility. He is also a well known traditionalist to the core, and above all a God fearing leader who believes in Christianity, Islam and Traditional religions. The Almighty God who knew the roles destined for him to play on earth brought him into the world through a union of two great families of Pa Lamidi Adams and Late Madam Dada Adams, nee Aduloju.

Otunba (Dr.) Gani Adams was born on 30th April, 1970 at Arigidi-Akoko in the present Akoko North-West Local Government Area of Ondo State, Nigeria. He attended many primary schools due to the nature of his father’s job. He started at the Army Children’s School, Oturkpo until primary (3) before his father was again transferred to Lagos, where he completed his Primary School Education at Municipal Primary School, Surulere, Lagos in 1980.

He attended Ansar-Ud-deen Secondary School, Randle Avenue, Surulere before he went for furniture making and interior decorating training which he successfully completed in 1987. He was later employed by Italian Construction Company, Visinoni Stabilini, Apapa, Lagos and voluntarily resigned after some spell to establish his own furniture making/Interior decoration business. As a result of the bastardization of the Socio-Political and economic life of the country, Otunba (Dr.) Gani Adams became an active Pro-Democracy Activist in 1992, when he pitched his tent with Campaign for Democracy (CD). And he later became the Public Relations Officer of Mushin Local Government Chapter in 1993.

He was a foundation member of Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) when it was formed in 1994 and he was the first Deputy National Coordinator and now the National Coordinator. Otunba (Dr.) Gani Adams presents an interesting character with his crusade of selfless commitment to protecting Yoruba interest not minding whatever happens to him in the course of his struggle; it is obvious he has acted his script into history book. In spite of the vicissitude, Otunba (Dr.) Gani Adams is optimistic with great hopes and unwavering determination that Nigeria cannot survive as a UNITARIAN nation state unless the union is decentralized and the federating units granted self-determination status and self autonomy.

In his drive for self improvement, he bagged a Diploma in Tourism Management from the International Aviation School, Tema, Ghana in 2003. To further sharpen his academic capabilities, he bagged a Diploma in International Affairs and Strategic Studies from the Lagos State University (LASU). As a strong believer in the attributes of the Yoruba culture, he had promoted several festivals, including Osun Osogbo and Oke Ibadan festivals, and he is also educating our people about Ifa and promising to bring on some other festivals in the nearest future. He has carried his cultural crusade across the Nigerian borders to Brazil, Ghana, Ethiopia and recently Namibia.
Other Commitments

It is also breath-taking to know that Otunba (Dr.) Gani Adams steers the ships of these viable and development oriented organizations. One of them is the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), a socio-cultural organization that was established in 1994 to champion the course of the Yoruba race following the iniquitous annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election by the erstwhile military despot, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida. Among its major objectives are: to protect the interest of the Yoruba people in the nation-state called Nigeria; to fight for justice for the oppressed Nigerian’s; to agitate for a genuine federalism in Nigeria; and to clamour for and support self-determination struggle in all ramifications.
Olokun Festival Foundation
Gani Adams Foundation GAF
Osun Osogbo Festival
Oke-Ibadan Festival
Ifa Festival
Okota Festival (which comes up on June 20th to 24th every year at Arigidi Akoko in Ondo State.)

In conclusion, he participated fully at the National Peace Forum in the interest of peace and unity among Nigerians, and was subsequently appointed a Peace Envoy. Besides, he is also a quintessence of peace and it was in recognition of his penchant for pacifism that he was awarded the Ambassador for peace by the Universal Peace Federation and International Federation for World Peace.

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History Of OPC In Nigeria

 

DISCIPLINE

There is strict adherence to disciplinary procedure outline win OPC’s constitution: members who carry out any one of a range of specified offences may face reprimand, payment of compensation and/or performance of useful task, suspension and expulsion. The offence listed range from acts that undermine the effectiveness and reputation of the organization, to corruption, sexual abuse, fighting and a display of religious or any other forms of discrimination.

 

The Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) is a Yoruba nationalist organization situated in Nigeria. The Yoruba people, who live in the South Western part of Nigeria, as well as neighbouring countries such as Benin, are a large ethno-linguistic group; the majority of them speak the Yoruba language .The Yoruba constitute approximately 35 percent of Nigeria's total population, and around 50 million individuals throughout the region of West Africa.
The Oodua People’s Congress was formed in 1994 when a group of Yoruba elite, decided to form an organization to actualize the annulled mandate of Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, a Yoruba who won the presidential election of June 12, 1993 but was barred from office.
Otunba (DR) Gani Adams explained: there were nine founding members of OPC comprising Tony Ugurugbe (an Ijaw man), Otunba Gani Adams, Dr. Fredrick Fasheun, Olumide Adenji, Kunle Adesokan, Idowu Adebowale, Ibrahim Abobolanwo, Ibrahim Atanda and Silus Atanda., Ugurugbe a non-Yoruba was spurred by the annulment of the June 12 election and felt that there was a need to establish a militant group that would fight to redeem and enhance the status of Yoruba race in the face of unending brazen oppression and subjugation.

Oodua People’s Congress is a non-partisan, non-religious, ethnic, social-cultural and integrated sustainable development initiative packaged and developed by Yoruba sons and daughters based on a common vision and a shared conviction with concerns in socio-economic development, political emancipation and cultural advancement of Yoruba people both at home and in Diaspora.

This Organization was set-up to star tuning and fine-tuning many cords that constitute the living environment into harmony by increasing the ability and knowledge of our people on how to live in harmony with one another, Also understand the modern concept of democratic structure, societal value and purposeful leadership. The initiative is anchored on the determination of Yoruba people to extricate themselves from the malaise of marginalization and under-development.

Oodua People Congress shall pursue the strengthening of the fabric of cohesion and integration of Yoruba land through the promotion of unity and solidarity and amongst ourselves. Hence, the organization was founded on a realization of common interest, obligations, commitments, benefits and equality under the guidance of Yoruba leaders and elders. This is to create a common platform on which our collective aspiration would be argued and established.

 

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Our Vision Statement

Our Vision

Our vision is to harmonize all available resources, strengthen the capacity and increase our ability towards the promotion of the principal of collective participation in developmental agenda. This result oriented strategy is seen as non-negotiable requirements for socio-economic, political and cultural development to satisfy our needs.

Our Mission

To empower the Yoruba people (home and aboard) for effective involvement in creating structures and designing policies and programmes that will serve their interests which will enable them contribute to the development process and enjoy the benefits there from.

Overall Goal

To emphasize the overriding goal of human centre development that will ensure the overall well-being of Yoruba people through sustainable and laudable living standard which will bring positive changes in them through the establishment of a greater collaborative problem solving mechanism.

 

Hall Mark

Our vision is to harmonize all available resources, strengthen the capacity and increase our ability towards the promotion of the principal of collective participation in developmental agenda. This result oriented strategy is seen as non-negotiable requirements for socio-economic, political and cultural development to satisfy our needs.

Hierarchical Structure

The highest ruling body is the

1 National Executive Council (NEC) this includes all National Executive members and Headed by the president of the Congress

2 National Coordinating Council this includes all National Executives members and all State coordinators, all National committee chairperson and all Local government coordinators and headed by the president of the congress.

3 Local Government Coordinating Councils this include all Local Government Executives and all Zonal coordinators headed by local government coordinators.

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NATIONAL COMMITTEES AND DEPARTMENTS

 

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NAMES

NATURE

LEADERS NAME

PHONE NUMBERS

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LOGISTIC

DEPARTMENT

 

 

2

MUSLIM

BODY

 

 

3

CHRISTIAN

BODY

 

 

4

TRADITIONAL

BODY

 

 

5

COMMANDANT

TEAM

 

 

6

DEFENCE

TEAM

 

 

7

MONITORING

TEAM

 

 

8

WELFARE

TEAM

 

 

9

ORGANIZING

TEAM

 

 

10

FINANCE

TEAM

 

 

11

SOCIAL

TEAM

 

 

12

HEALTH

TEAM

 

 

13

BUSINESS AND MARKETING

TEAM

 

 

14

PUBLICITY

TEAM

 

 

15

TREASURER

TEAM

 

 

16

ELDERS

TEAM

 

 

17

SECRETARY

TEAM

 

 

18

OODUA BAND

BAND

 

 

19

OODUA CULTURAL

TROUPE

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