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Osinbajo, Obasanjo, governors honour Adebutu

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Philanthropist, Sir Kensington Adebukunola Adebutu (left); the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi; former President Olusegun Obasanjo; and Ogun State Governor, Mr. Dapo Abiodun at the coronation of Adebutu as the fourth Odole Oodua in Ile-Ife, Osun State …yesterday

Eminent Nigerians, yesterday, converged on Ile Oodua palace in Ile Ife, Osun State to witness the coronation ceremony of the philanthropist, Sir Kensington Adebukunola Adebutu as the fourth Odole Oodua, conferred on him by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi.

The revered title, according to Oba Ogunwusi, is an office that works closely with the Ooni to rally descendants of Oduduwa both at home and in the diaspora.

The Odole of Oodua, which was once occupied by the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo and Chief G.O.K Ajayi, is a highly revered chieftaincy title in Yoruba land pioneered by the great Oranmiyan while he was a Prince of Ife.

Oranmiyan served as a rallying and stabilising force among the powerful empires within the expansive Oduduwa territory before becoming the Ooni of Ife.

This would be the first of such conferment by Oba Ogunwusi since his ascension to the throne as the 51st Ooni in the third dynasty of Ife about four years ago.

Present at the coronation were Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Ogun and Lagos state governors, Mr. Dapo Abiodun and Babajide Sanwo-Olu respectively.

The new Odole Oodua promised to use his new office to reunite Yoruba across the world.


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