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LISABI FESTIVAL, ABEOKUTA

The Lisabi festival commemorates the celebration of the Egba hero called Lisabi. Lisabi is known as a great warrior who fought assiduously for the peaceful settlement of the Egba people during the intertribal wars around the 1930.

History has revealed that Lisabi, the great Egba hero, did not die but intentionally vanished into the earth in a forest between Maroko and Abatan villages in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area; the place is now known as Lisabi forest.

The forest is bounded in the west of the Ogun River and in the south of Tegbelu stream. Lisabi festival is an annual event held in the month of March amidst pomp and pageantry. The festival attracts visitors and tourists from far and near.

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