The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Babatunde Ogunwusi made a grand entry into the capital city of Abuja on Monday evening to be hosted to a royal dinner by Alhaji Bamanga Tukur.
His arrival is also in preparation to attend the birthday colloquium of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, at the International Conference Center also in Abuja, on Tuesday.
A statement by his Director of Media and Public Affairs, Moses Olafare, said Ooni arrived the airport in company of his his beautiful queen, Olori Wuraola Ogunwusi, and a retinue of aides, chiefs and traditional rulers including Arode of Ife Chief Jimo Awe, HRH Elejesi of Ejesi Oba Babatunde Awosunle, HRH Alapoje of Apoje Oba Ademola Ademiluyi was ushered into a waiting Limousine while two Executive Mercedes Benz, four land cruiser jeeps and a couple of escort patrol conveyed members of his entourage.
The convoy cruised smoothly into the transcorp hilton hotel where a crowd of Oduduwa sons and daughters came out in numbers to welcome and pay homage to H.I.M.
Arole Oodua was later received at exactly 7:30pm at his Wuse residence where he hosted his guests to a royal dinner.
Bamanga Tukur described Ooni Ogunwusi as a special gift to African continent who will be correctly judged by History for his youth development agenda and his ongoing unity project not only in Yoruba land but also across the Nigeria nation.
Ooni while thanking his host for the honour done to him charged Nigerian youths to emulate Alhaji Bamanga Tukur who had spent his youthful days very productively to be what he has today become. He promised to continue to support the youths who are the hopes of tomorrow.
The brief event attended by Hajia Fatima Bamanga Tukur, Senator Grace Bent, Alhaji Dauda Brima former Minister of Education, Chief Amina Temitope Ajayi(mama diaspora), Princess Enna Itodo and others witnessed an exchange of African cultural gifts.