By Richard Akintade, Osogbo
Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN); Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu ((SAN); Osun State Governor, Alhaji Adegboyega Oyetola and the immediate past Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha and other dignitaries are expected to grace the annual birthday lecture of the the Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II.
According to the press statement made available to newsmen in Osogbo the Osun State capital on Monday by the Ooni’s palace which was signed by Comrade Moses Olafare, the event is scheduled to hold at the Oba Okunade Sijuwade Memorial Hall, Enuwa, Ile-Ife, Osun State, on Thursday, with the theme: “Addressing Security Challenges as They Affect Grassroots Development In Nigeria: Need for Constitutional Empowerment of Traditional Institution.”
Chairman, Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism, Senator Okorocha would be the keynote speaker.
The Osun State Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale Olokode and the Speaker, Osun State House of Assembly, Timothy Owoeye, will be among other dignitaries expected at the occasion.
The Osemawe of Ondo kingdom, Oba (Dr.) Victor Aladesimbo Kiladejo will be the royal guest of honour.
Preceding the symposium on Wednesday October 13, within the same premises (Oba Okunade Sijuwade Memorial Hall, Enuwa, Ile-Ife) is healthcare support programme sponsored by the Iyalaje Oodua, Princess (Dr.) Toyin Kolade, to assist the poor and other vulnerable persons particularly those suffering from high blood pressure and diabetes.
Details of the Iyalaje Oodua Health Initiative, include health education on prevention and management of high blood pressure and diabetes, free blood sugar test, visual accuracy test, free pick flow test, and free healthcare services for 200 persons suffering from high blood pressure and diabetes, among others.
Slated for Friday 15th, October 2021 at the same venue is for women and ladies suffering from urinary tract infections(UTI) to receive treatment and lectures on the cure and prevention of any type of urinary tract infection (UTI) being organised by the Ooni’s Hopes Alive Initiative (HAI) as a free health care support in commemoration of the birthday celebrations the African foremost king.
This year activities will climaxed on Sunday 17th, October with a get-together ‘Imperial Birthday Party’ at the Ojaja Arena within the Ife Grand Resort and Industrial Park at Ile-Ife.
The entire public has been invited to partake and equally benefit from the events listed above as “we celebrate and equally commemorate the annual birthday anniversary of the Arole Oduduwa Olofin Adimula and the Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II.”