Saraki, Dogara task Ooni designate on national unity
Senate President, Bukola Saraki yesterday urged the Ooni of Ife-designate, Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi to concentrate on further solidifying the role of the Yoruba people in national unity.
Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, wished the Ooni-elect a long and peaceful reign, sound health and many years of service to his people.
According to the Senate President, the Ooni-elect has so many things in common with the immediate past Ooni, which include but not limited to being widely travelled, exposed, versatile, well-informed and somebody devoted to community service.
Besides, the Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara has congratulated the new Ooni of Ife, on his ascension to the throne.ý
In a congratulatory statement signed by the speaker’s spokesman, Turaki Hassan, Dogara ýsaid the role of traditional rulers in nationbuilding cannot be overemphasised.
Similarly, Deputy Speaker Yussuf Suleimon Lasun has congratulated the entire people of Ife and Osun State over the emergence of a seasoned professional with great experience as the Ooni.
Lasun said in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary Wole Oladimeji that prayed that the new Ooni would use his experience and knowledge to build on what the Late Okunade Sijuade did when he was alive.