- As Gani Adams gets set to mark his 50 years birthday on Thursday, April 30, he has said he would dedicate the rest of his life to humanity
- The Yoruba leader also said that he would work towards improving the lives of those in the southwest
- Adams also said he would be using the birthday to commemorate the lives lost to the global pandemic
The Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams, has said that he will devote the rest of his life to charity and service to humanity.
According to a statement sent to Legit.ng, the Yoruba leader will be celebrating his birthday on Thursday, April 30, a day he said he would also dedicate to God.
He said that those from the southwest would start seeing the positive results of his initiatives that would create values for them.
"I am not getting younger, attaining this glorious age is never by my power or might, it is simply by the special grace of God. God has been so wonderful to me and the rest of my family. Therefore, at 50, I think I need to do a lot more in enriching the lives of the poor people in the country.
"As the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, it is important to look beyond the present situation in the country, and see how we can be of help to people that have lost hope,” a part of the statement reads.
He added that in nation-building, the interest of the people must be placed before other things, stressing the need for justice and social equality.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, has given the Lagos government three locally made motorized fumigators in the fight against the pandemic in the state.
Added to those is a large drone sprinkler that could be used for wide aerial fumigation. He did the formal presentation of the donations to the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
During the presentation, the monarch said that he was inspired to give because of the great ways world leaders have been dealing with the deadly virus.
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The Ooni of Ife also said that the locally made pieces of equipment are eco-friendly because of how their materials were sourced.
Oba Enitan added that Lagos being the epicenter of the virus in Nigeria needs all the support it can get.
The governor, on the other hand, commended the king for his support. Sanwo-Olu said that to beat the virus, everybody would have to come together and deal with the deadly disease collectively.
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