The new Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi has promised that there will be a new Yoruba nation, where youths will be empowered.
Ooni Ogunwusi,who was crowned the 51st Ooni of Ife on Monday, was also presented with the staff of office at Ile-Ife.
In his inaugural speech, Oba Ogunwusi promised to build a new Yoruba nation where all traditional rulers will unite and promote unity among the ethnic group.
The monarch promised to work with people in leadership positions to fashion out ways of engaging the growing youth population.
“Shortly after I was named Ooni-elect, I sprang into action. I called my friend, Oba Saheed Elegushi, I spoke to the Sultan of Sokoto. I also called Kabiyesi, the Alaafin. I spoke to the Awujale and the Alake. I am prepared for the throne and this is not accidental.
“I am close to many monarchs and uniting them should not be a problem. It will be easy. No competition with anyone. And I want to announce to the entire world that a new Yoruba nation is coming.”
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