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Soun visits Ooni of Ife, describes Yoruba culture as prestigious

Soun visits Ooni of Ife, describes Yoruba culture as prestigious

Soun visits Ooni of Ife, describes Yoruba culture as prestigious

 

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, on Wednesday played host to the newly installed Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Ghandi Olaoye, Orumogege III, calling for a united Yoruba nation and one Nigeria.

Ooni made the call while hosting Soun of Ogbomoso in his ancient Ile Oodua Palace, Ile-Ife.

In his welcome address, Oba Ogunwusi described Soun’s ascension to the throne of his forebears as divinely ordained.

According to the Ooni, Ogbomoso is an ancient city in Yoruba land with immeasurable economic and historical significance.

“I remember about six years ago when we met in the U.S. during your days as a clergyman, everyone around you testified to your uprightness and just nature.

“These are the virtues that have given me confidence that your emergence as the Soun of Ogbomoso will be beneficial to the ancient city,” the Ooni said.

Oba Ogunwusi advocated for unity in the country particularly in the Yoruba nation.

He commended traditional rulers nationwide for their efforts in ensuring that the country remained united for the betterment of all.

Earlier in his address, Oba Olaoye described the Ooni as a rallying point for all royal fathers particularly those of Yoruba origin.
“Long before I ascended this throne, I have always admired the conduct of the Ooni and I cannot, but say that he has a lot to teach all Obas across Yoruba land.

“I am happy to have witnessed the huge cultural displays here today because I believe this cannot be found elsewhere.

“We have ours in Ogbomoso and your preservation of the prestigious Yoruba heritage is a motivation for us to even do more in that regard,” Oba Olaoye said.

The traditional ruler said that he often wondered at times, “how the Ooni does everything so easily”, applauding his generosity.

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