Tuesday 8 December 2015

Ooni Of Ife Receives Staff Of Office

The new Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the Ojaja II was on Monday presented with his staff of office by Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, at a colourful coronation ceremony in Ile Ife, Osun State.
The event was attended by dignitaries from all walks of life including the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the host governor, Rauf Argbesola, Lagos governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, his Oyo State counterpart, Abiola Ajimobi, the All Progressive Congress National Leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the party’s former National Chairman, Chief, Bisi Akande and the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III.

Also at the coronation ceremony were former Minister of Defence, Theophilus Danjuma, Chief Olagunsoye Oyinlola, the National Leader of the Odu’a Peoples Congress (OPC), Chief Gani Adams, ex-Oyo State governor, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, captains of industry, politicians and traditional and religious leaders.
Sultan, others in Ife for inauguration
Traditional rulers from the North and South, including the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, were in attendance.
Congratulatory banners and billboards flooded the ancient town; many of them were mounted at strategic locations.

Security agents, including the police, the Department of State Security (DSS), the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), have been drafted in the town.
First Bank Managing Director, Bisi Onasanya yesterday inaugurated the multi-billion naira Ife Resorts at the Ife Toll Gate, Ajebandele on Ibadan Road. Onasanya said the project would transform the town’s economy. Oba Ogunwusi said the project was part of the new Ile-Ife he was determined to create during his reign.
He said: “This is part of the new Ife. May we witness the new Ife of our dream. This project is part of my call for Ile-Ife. May God make all our dreams totally possible.”
The Ooni promised that the area would wear a new look in the next three months. He said the project would be 10 times bigger than his Inagbe Grand Resort and Leisure, adding that it would be a beauty to behold.
At the event were Obasewa of Ife Chief John Agboola Odeyemi; Balogun of Ife Chief Bisi Omidiora; Adagba of Iyanfoworogi Oba Adebolu Fatunmise; President of Ife Development Board Prof. Muibi Opeloye and others. The Ooni promised the residents, a peaceful and progressive Ife during his reign.

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