The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Babatunde Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II was yesterday presented with his staff of office by the Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola. There was ovation as Oba Ogunwusi received the beaded staff and a certificate of office from Aregbesola at exactly 1:51pm, at Enuwa in the ancient town, which is believed to be the cradle of the Yoruba. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo represented President Muhammadu Buhari. Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi, Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun and Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, were also presented at the epoch-making event.
The Monarchs presented at the ceremony are; The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Owa Obokun of Ijeshaland, Oba Adekunle Aromolaran, the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe, the Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi-Otu V, the Osemawe of Ondo, Oba Victor Adesimbo Adenrele Ademefun Kiladejo and the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, the Aragbiji of Iragbiji, Oba Abdulrasheed Olabomi, the Akinrun of Ikirun, Oba Olawale Olayiwola Adedeji, the Osile of Oke-Ona Egba, Oba Adedapo Tejuosho, the Olofa of Offa, Oba Mufutau Oloyede Gbadamosi, and a host of others. The Queen of England was, however, conspicuously absent despite initial announcement that she would grace the occassion.