With the coronation ceremony of the new Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, set to hold today, Monday, December 7, the N7.6 billion Ife Grand Resort and Leisure being constructed in Ile-Ife by the new monarch has been inaugurated.
The inauguration was done on Sunday by former Group Managing Director, First Bank Nigeria, Mr Bisi Onasanya. He was accompanied by notable sons and daughters of the town.
According to Onasanya, the project would transform the economy of Ile-Ife when completed.
Oba Ogunwusi said the construction of the resort, which started about three weeks ago, was part of the new Ile-Ife he was determine to create during his reign as king. He explained that the Ife Grand Resort and Leisure would be about 10 times bigger than his Inagbe Grand Resort and Leisure in Lagos.
His words: “This is part of the new Ife. May we witness the new Ife of our dream. This project is part of my call for Ile-Ife. May God make all our dreams totally possible.”
“New Ile-Ife is here,” he added.