Ignore those agitating for Yoruba Nation, Ooni tells Nigerians  

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has appealed to Nigerians to ignore the Yoruba Nation agitators, who invaded Oyo state government secretariat last week.

He described the agitators as attention seekers that never represent the interest of Yoruba race.

The Ooni spoke in Lagos Monday evening when he received in audience members of the Yoruba Council Worldwide, who paid him a courtesy visit at his lodge in Eko Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos, to inform him of the sixth Annual Omoluwabi Festival which comes up on 27th and 28th of April, in Ile- Ife, and the grand finale holding in Lagos at LTV 8 Blue roof on May 1, 2024.

The monarch commended the president of Yoruba Council, Aare Oladotun Hassan, for promoting Yoruba culture and extolling the good virtues the Yoruba are known for.

Oba Ogunwusi advised Nigerians not to give the Yoruba Nation agitators any attention, stressing that, it is by giving them attention, that they will think they are relevant.

“We should not give those people relevance, they are achieving their aims just to seek attention. We are having challenges here and there in the country and this administration is really trying its best.

“President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is doing very well, he is doing exceptionally well, by trying to fix the economy. We should give him benefit of the doubt and we should also be engaging people to talk to others about success recorded  by the government in power.

“For us, we will continue to uphold and support the government, o ensure everything he does is to our advantage, not as a race, but to our advantage as a nation, irrespective of where you come from,” Ooni of Ife said.

Speaking on the importance of organising the Omoluwabi Day, the  president of the organisation, Aare Hassan, said the essence is to rekindle the fast dying Yoruba morals and values and inculcate it into the youth.

He added that part of the activities of the sixth edition of the Omoluwabi Day is to visit all the Yoruba shrines in Ile- ife between April 22 and 24 to offer prayers for the advancement and peace in Yorubaland and Nigeria. There will also be exhibition of Yoruba fashion parade among the youth.