Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has commended the Ooni for his will and capacity to sustain the rich heritage of his forebears.
Oyetola, who spoke through his deputy, Mr Benedict Alabi on Saturday in Ile Ife during the annual Olojo Festival said the Traditional festival is phenomenal in the history of Ile-Ife and that of Yoruba race.
“This is arguably the only clime where the dawn of a new day is celebrated.
“Without mincing words, this festival clearly accentuates the place and the importance of Ile-Ife to creation and to humanity. We must all join hands together to celebrate it and accord it its rightful place,’’ he said.
He applauded the Ooni on the successful completion of the rites and the grand finale of this year’s festival.
Oyetola lauded Ooni Ogunwusi for his sacrifices and for interfacing with the ancestors by performing the necessary cleansing, productivity, security, and other rites for the benefit of the Black race and that of mankind generally.
The governor said his administration believed that the state’s economy should be repositioned by boosting cultural tourism for youth employment, wealth creation, and the preservation of Yoruba cultural heritage.
The governor challenged the people of Osun to intensify efforts at preserving the cultural heritage, entrench peaceful co-existence, and eschew politics of bitterness.