Ooni thanks Buhari over appointment as varsity chancellor
• Monarch tasks Saraki on steadfastness in service
THE Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari, on his appointment as the Chancellorship of University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
A statement signed and released yesterday by the Chief Press Secretary to the monarch, Moses Olafare said: ‘’The Ile Oodua of Yoruba land is thankful to the people’s President, Muhammadu Buhari for the appointment of Ooni, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, as the chancellor, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).”
Olafare said the appointment would further enable the monarch build more bridges of friendship, especially across the Niger.
The statement also commended President Buhari for recognising Ooni’s efforts to promote harmony among Nigerians, stating that Oba Ogunwusi was ready to bring to bear his influence to ensure good working relationship in the university.
“It is incontrovertible today that Ooni Ogunwusi is a bridge builder and being the youngest chancellor appointed for the only university bearing ‘Nigeria’ is worthy of celebration,” the statement added.
In another development, Oba Ogunwusi has tasked Senate President Bukola Saraki on the need to remain steadfast in the service to the country.
Oba Ogunwusi, who stated this when he visited Saraki in his Abuja residence on Wednesday, said it was time for leaders at all levels to rekindle the hope of youths in the country by making them comfortable in their pursuits.
The monarch said his present exalted office as the Ooni of Ife would not make him forget his primary constituency who are the youths of this country. He said the visit was memorable to him and Nigerian youths.
Saraki, while welcoming the monarch said: “It is truly a great honour for you to come and visit me. I am truly honoured by your visit. I use this opportunity on behalf of myself, my family and the entire 8th Senate – I know we sent a delegation to your coronation – to once again congratulate you and pray that Almighty Allah continue to give you long life and wisdom.”