- The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, conferred a chieftaincy title on Gambian Mayor Rohey Lowe of Banjul
- The award was in recognition of the woman's exceptional effort towards the welfare of women and children
- In receiving the award, the Gambian leader said the traditional title has inspired her to even do more
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, gave a very important chieftaincy title to Mayor Rohey Lowe of Banjul in Gambia when she was on a visit to Nigeria on invitation.
The Standard reports that the honour was given to her to recognise her effort towards the utmost welfare of women and children.
Responding after receiving the title, Lowe appreciated the Ooni, saying the conferment is an inspiration and also a reflection of the good relationship between her country and Nigeria.
“On behalf of the BCC (Banjul City Council), the people of Banjul and the Gambia, I am very honoured and grateful for this great gesture,” she said.
The conferment ceremony was conducted in Ife with the heavy presence of important traditional rulers.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Ooni of Ife and his wife recently paid a visit to Canada for sightseeing and partaking in governmental and diplomatic events.
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According to a statement signed by Moses Olafare, his director of media and public affairs, the Ooni was scheduled to unveil developmental and Yoruba cultural programmes with a view to strengthening the relationship between Nigeria and Canada-based southwest indigenes.
Also, the Ooni opened the Imperial Award show and partake in an all-white Boat Cruise. He also attended an interdenominational church service and feature at the Oodua Day celebration.
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