The Speaker, Osun State House of Assembly, Hon. Timothy Owoeye on Thursday described the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi as one of Nigeria’s most revered royal fathers who has been promoting the nation’s unity and interest as well as the entire black race since his ascension to the throne.
Owoeye, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Kunle Alabi congratulating Ooni the foremost monarch on his 45th birthday, stated that mounting the throne of his forebears, Ooni Adeyeye would not cease to crusade for a better world for the black race and Africa as a continent.
He emphasised that the monarch who ascended the throne at a time many communities across the country were yearning for younger generations to lead them had not disappointed his generation.
Owoeye further praised the traditional ruler for what he called his unwavering dedication to the highest ideals in his reign as the Ooni of Ife.
He said “on the occasion of your 45th birthday, I wish to extend warm felicitations to your majesty on behalf of myself and the Osun House of Assembly. Yours has been a life truly worthy of celebration, at this relatively tender age of 45, you are always ready to avail all of your wise counsel. You will stop at nothing to ensure that the Yoruba race maintains its rightful position among the black nation.
“You have lived a successful and fulfilled life and we as your people are proud and privileged to be your loyal subjects”, Owoeye remarked.