- Ooni of Ife Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II and his wife Naomi Oluwaseyi recently visited Canada
- According to reports, the Ooni and his wife went on a royal working visit to explore the prosperous northern American country and partake in diplomatic events
- Upon their arrival at the Canadian airport, festive royal rites were performed to herald their visit
The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, and his wife recently paid a visit to Canada for sightseeing and partaking in governmental and diplomatic events.
According to a statement signed by Moses Olafare, his director of media and public affairs, the Ooni is scheduled to unveil developmental and Yoruba cultural programmes with a view to strengthening the relationship between Nigeria and Canada-based southwest indigenes.
In Toronto, the traditional ruler is billed to be received by several stakeholders in the country including the officials of the Nigerian embassy, mayors and members of parliament who will honour him with a flag exchange and a proclamation day.
The Ooni did not go alone on this trip. He was accompanied by Wole Soyinka, Esther Ajayi and other traditional rulers, including the Olubadan of Ibadan and Oba Saliu Adetunji.
Other events that will take place during the 10-day visit are: the Imperial Art Symposium and African Art Exhibition, African Affairs Business Forum at Ontario Trade and Investment and the Royal Day for Sick Kids Foundation.
Also, the Ooni shall declare open the Imperial Award show and partake in an all-white Boat Cruise. He will just as well attend an interdenominational church service and feature at the Oodua Day celebration.
Upon his arrival at the airport, the Ooni, his wife and the entourage were greeted with much fanfare. Traditional royal rites were performed to herald his visit to Canada. See a video of the Ooni of Ife arriving Canada in grand style.
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Recently, the Ooni of Ife had a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. After the meeting, the traditional ruler revealed details about their discussion. For one, he complained about how strangers now occupy southwest freely.
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