Ooni becomes grand patron of Kiriji Cultural Foundation

· To host first Yoruba Obas’ Conference in Imesi Ile

The Ooni of Ife, his Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja 11 has accepted to be the grand patron of Kiriji Cultural Foundation.

In a letter despatched to the Board of Trustees, Kiriji Memorial Foundation, Owa Oye Palace, Enuwa, Imesi Ile  and signed by His Excellency, Dr Olawanle Akinboboye, President, Motherland Beckons, on behalf of Ooni Ojaja 11, the Ooni accepted to be the grand patron of the foundation based on its avowed mission and goal in Yoruba race .

“I am nostalgic about the 1886 Pan Yoruba Peace Treaty. I am in concord with your vision and activities about this most important venue of PEACE in Imesi Ile, without the place, the Yoruba might not be what we are today. It is in the spirit of this that I am granting your request of declaring September 23 as Yoruba Unity Day and also hereby declare that, that day shall be the day that we wil hold Yoruba Oba Conference. This should be done annually”.