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Ooni Of Ife Urges Yoruba To Avoid War


The new Ooni of Ile Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has called on the Yoruba speaking tribe of Nigeria, to avoid waging war with each other.

Oba Ogunwusi also referred to as the Ojajaj II made the call Tuesday, in an exclusive interview in Ife, with a Lagos based private Television outfit (TVC) and monitored by AFRICAN EXAMINER in Lagos.
The Monarch who officially received his staff of office, Monday explained that he has successfully engaged the leadership of Ile Ife and neighbouring Modakeke towns to sheath their swords and allow peace to reign as well as work for stability of the entire Ile Ife domain.

He promised to extend the same drive to all Yoruba regions and beyond in the country.
The 51st Ooni reiterated his commitment to equality, saying that in his philosophy of life, “there no boss”, indicating that he stands for independence for all, as well as unrestricted self expression.
Oba Ogunwusi responded he believed so much in traditional culture; ready to be the promoter of the traditional culture as well as the “Chief Marketing Officer” of Ife and Yoruba traditional and rich culture, which he noted was gradually being relegated.

He revealed that his tenure was determined to thrive on the Slogan “Otisese” (it is reality) as well as his tripartite reform agenda which he said was to be anchored on an acronym – SET, meaning: social and economic transformation and development.

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