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I support Gani Adams as Aare Ona Kakanfo, Afe Babalola declares


Prof. Afe Babalola (SAN), founder of Afe Babalola University (ABUAD), Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State

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The founder of the Afe Babalola University, Afe Babalola, has declared his support for the choice of Gani Adams as the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland.

He stated this yesterday in Ado Ekiti when Adams and his entourage paid him a courtesy visit.

Babalola urged Adams to pursuit the unity of the Yoruba race and make it greater than he met it.


He said: “Everybody knows that he (Adams) has been nominated by the Alaafin of Oyo as the next Aare Ona Kakanfo. He has come personally to give me an invitation to attend his installation. I am 100 per cent in support of his appointment.”

“If you follow the history of this young man, he has been very dynamic and highly focused. I think this is part of the characteristics that made the Alaafin to appoint him.

“My advise to him is to remain resolute, because he is holding a very sensitive position in Yorubaland, which had been held by great people who made the Yoruba a nation. He will continue to do what others before him did, which is to make the race greater and to defend its cause.”

After touring the medical facilities at the new Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital (ABUATH), Adams declared that the hospital is good enough to end the medical tourism to other countries.

According to him, the facilities at the teaching hospital could be compared with the ones he saw in the United Kingdom and Germany.

He said when fully operational, it would ease the problems of health challenges in the Southwest and Nigeria in general.

On his agenda for the Yoruba nation, Adams said he would not divulge it now, but added that he had pleaded with Babalola not to relent in his pursuit of the Yoruba unity.

“I have just appealed to the management of the hospital that they should allow the cost to be moderate. With the kind of equipment I saw there, I could imagine what a patient would pay for medical check up. We don’t need to travel out again for medical check up, based on the facilities in the hospital.

“I came to seek elderly wisdom from Babalola, who is considered to be one of the most influential people in Africa.

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