Ooni of Ife appoints Shagari’s grandson Bala

Ooni of Ife appoints Shagari’s grandson Bala

- The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has given a juicy appointment to Shehu Shagari's grandson, Bello Bala Shagari

- Bala is now the managing director of Royal African Young Leadership Forum (RAYLF-AFRICA)

- Bala got the appointment from the famous Yoruba monarch on Friday, August 7

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Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty (H.I.M) has appointed Bello Bala Shagari as the managing director of Royal African Young Leadership Forum (RAYLF-AFRICA).

Bala is the grandson of Nigeria's first-ever democratically elected president, Shehu Usman Aliyu, Daily Trust reports.

Bala's appointment was contained in a letter signed by Ooni's chief executive officer of global outreach, Ayobami O. Oyedare.

Ooni of Ife appoints Shagari’s grandson Bala
Ooni of Ife and Bello Bala Shagari (Source: Daily Trust)
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The new appointee served as the president of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN).

Part of the letter of appointment read: ”His Imperial Majesty (H.I.M) admires your well-defined, dynamic, matchless, intellectual and rich historical campaigns for the reconstruction and transformational leadership in Africa through the precious knowledge and unbreakable ambition of its young populations...

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”I hereby write to officially confirm your appointment as the Managing Director for Africa-The Royal African Young Leadership Forum (RAYLF).”

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Adeyeye had donated three locally manufactured motorised modular fumigators to the Sokoto state government on Sunday, July 26.

This was contained in a statement issued by Aminu Abdullahi, the director of press, Sokoto state deputy governor’s office.

Receiving the donation, Governor Aminu Tambuwal, commended the brotherhood spirit of the Ooni of Ife, for his show of concern in the state’s commitment in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world.

Tambuwal, represented by his deputy, Manir Dan’iya, said the gesture would further cement the existing harmonious relationship between the kingdoms of Sokoto and that of Ife.

Speaking, Professor Esimai Olupeju, Head of Department of Community Health, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, who led the delegation, said the machines were part of Ooni’s intervention to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

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Olupeju said that the motorised modular fumigator was a local invention of the Oduduwa Machine and Tools which had a cabin of about 75 kgs, tank of about 1000 litres for the disinfectants.

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