Ooni of Ife collects staff of office
The newly installed Ooni of Ile Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi was today presented with the staff of office and instrument of appointment by the Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola. The collection of staff of office officially marks the beginning of his reign as the 51st traditional ruler of Ile- Ife.
The governor called on Oba Ogunwusi to mobilise the people for development and work with other chiefs during his reign as a paramount ruler of Ile Ife.
The monarch in his response dedicated the staff of office to the youths of Ile Ife, Osun State and Nigeria as a whole. He said;
“If we have leadership, there must be followership. You cannot become a king over animals or plants; it has to be human beings”
He further said, “There are three cycles in one’s life; your morning, your afternoon and your night. Your morning is your first step, your afternoon is when you carry out the most activities and your night is when you lie down to rest. But the youth are mostly in their afternoon. I want us to work towards cohesion, teambuilding, and not condemning our leaders all the time. Let us look at their positive side; nobody is perfect.”
Dignitaries at the event were the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN); Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III among others.
Ekimogunmirror wish the Ooni of Ife a blissful reign.