Ahead of the public presentation of the instruments of office to the 51st Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II by the Osun State Government today, Monday, the State House of Assembly has congratulated the monarch on his coronation.
The Assembly, which felicitated with Oba Ogunwusi Ojaja II through its Chairman, House Committee on Information and Strategy, Oyintiloye Olatunbosun, noted that the towering confidence in his ascendancy would serve as a catalyst for the advancement of Ile-Ife, the Yoruba nation and the country at large.
The legislators said they are convinced that the credentials of the monarch is a testimony to the candor and tireless creativity the king would bring to the throne.
They also lauded the ruling houses for the manner in which they harmoniously resolved their differences during the selection process just as they congratulated the state government of Osun, the Council of Obas, and the good people of the state, especially the descendants of Ile – Ife, home and abroad for the peaceful transition.
“The spontaneous enthusiasm that greeted the announcement of the new monarch across Ile Ife, the state of Osun, and the entire nation is a substantiation of the better days ahead”, Oyintiloye explained.
The Speaker, Osun House of Assembly, Najeem Salam, in a goodwill message to the Ooni during a parliamentary session, enjoined him to give inimitable service, and surpass the worthy legacies of his predecessors.
Hon. Salam also urged him to join hands with other traditional rulers and government at all levels to inspire harmony, peace and development in the country.
The lawmakers implored the Ooni to use his position as the custodian of the cultural heritage and traditions of the Yoruba land for the service of the people, urging him to be father to all.
They further urged the Ooni to use his royal office to foster peaceful coexistence not only in Ife and the Yoruba land but throughout the country and beyond.
The assembly further called on the new monarch to use his wealth of experience in business to uplift the fortunes of Ile-Ife industrially, politically and socially.
They equally charged the people of the ancient town to support the new monarch in his efforts to make Ife the pride of all.