Meet the 51st OoNI of Ife

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Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunsuwi has emerged the 51st Ooni of Ife. His emergence came following the death of Oba Sijuwade.

The 40-year-old Prince Ogunwusi of the Giesi ruling house who graduated from the Polytechnic Ibadan was formally announced the new King of Ile-Ife by the state government.

Some three months after the death of Oba Okunade Sijuwade, the Osun State Governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, on Monday announced the ‎appointment of Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi as the new Ooni of Ife.

The Director, Bureau of Communication and Strategy in the Office of the Governor, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon confirmed the appointment of the new Ooni as contained in a letter signed by the Secretary to the state Government, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti.

Prince Ogunwusi

The government said the king makers of Ife had done all the necessary pre-requisites and communicated the choice of Prince Ogunwusi to Governor Aregbesola for approval.

Prince Ogunwusi, an estate entrepreneur holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy and he is currently the Managing Director of Howard Roark Gardens Limited.

Ogunwusi was selected from 21 candidates presented by the Giesi ruling house for the exalted stool.

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Iheanyi Igboko is a social advocate, educator and journalist/blogger; working actively in the education and human development sector. He is passionate about promoting access to quality education, increasing youth active participation and engagement, and empowering young people to develop solutions to their problems. He craves unending hopes of a better Nigeria that will meet the hopes and aspirations of her citizens; and committed to building a nation that will seamlessly harness and develop her numerous human and capital potentials.

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