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Ooni: Buhari Tasks Ife-Designate Monarch, Prince Ogunwusi On Peace And Stability

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the Ooni-designate, Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi to commit himself to carrying all his subjects along to a new era of peace, stability and progress in Ife, Yorubaland and Nigeria as a whole, as he prepares to commence the rites of ascension to the revered throne of his great ancestors.

Similarly, Mr. President called on the 51st Ooni of Ife to be prepared to put his new position as Ooni and principal custodian of the rich cultural heritage and traditions of the Yorubas to good use in the service of his people and country.

Buhari in a statement issued Tuesday by his SA on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adeshina urged the Ooni-designate to dedicate himself to building on, and surpassing the worthy legacies of his much-acclaimed predecessor, late Oba Sijuwade, and working with government and other traditional rulers across the country to foster greater harmony, peaceful co-existence and faster socio-economic development of his people and all Nigerians.

President Buhari on behalf of the Federal Government and people of Nigeria congratulated Prince Ogunwusi on his emergence as the successor to the late Oba Okunade Sijuwade.

He also rejoiced with Prince Adeyeye on his nomination as Ooni by the kingmakers of Ife after a keenly contested but peaceful selection process, and confirmation yesterday by Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State.

“As Prince Adeyeye ascends to the grand throne of the Ooni of Ife, the President prays that God Almighty will grant him the immense wisdom and courage he will require to oversee further progress and greater prosperity for his people.

“He wishes the new Ooni a long and highly successful reign in the service of his people and country” the President said.

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