President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, for his management fashion and his peace strikes within the nation.
The President spoke in Ile Ife, Osun State on Saturday throughout the grand finale of programmes to mark the monarch’s first coronation anniversary.
Buhari, who was represented on the ceremony by the Minister of Stable Minerals, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, additionally eulogised the monarch for his ardour for youth emancipation and his efforts to boost growth.
The President mentioned, “Kabiyesi Ooni has healed the wound in our nation by bringing everyone collectively. We all know that rather a lot has gone into this. It’s not a matter of age however the truth that you’re blessed by the Almighty God to take action.
“We hope that in your a few years on the throne, we’ll witness extra development of all the Yoruba land, Nigeria and all over the place we’ve Yorubas around the globe. Many are celebrating you in Cuba, Brazil, America and different international locations. We recognize your contribution to our growth.”
In his speech, Oba Ogunwusi urged conventional rulers and rich people to help the needy in view of the financial recession battling the nation.
The Ooni acknowledged that the job of catering for the lots and the event of Nigeria shouldn’t be left solely to the federal government, including that everyone should be concerned in making the nation a greater place.
He mentioned, “We must always collaborate with the federal government and cease the blame sport. Let’s work in the direction of youth emancipation. It is extremely necessary to know our roles as conventional rulers.”
Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, lauded the Ooni for extending partnership to the Igbo, urging him to accentuate efforts at uniting the Yoruba and Igbo.
The Chief of Defence Workers, Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin, urged the Ooni to sensitise indigenes of Ile Ife to the significance of safety.
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