The progressive-minded and dynamic Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi (Ojaja 11) has been appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as the Chancellor, University of Nigeria (UNN), Nsukka.
In a reaction to the appointment, the director of media and public affairs to the Ooni of Ife, Comrade Moses Olafare said the development would further enable the monarch to build more bridges of friendship especially across the Niger.
According to a statement on released by the Palace on Thursday, “Ile Oodua wishes to commend President Muhammadu Buhari for recognising Ooni’s efforts to promote unity among Nigerians.
It reads in part, “the palace admonished Nigerians to promote only issues that can foster unity to ensure speedy development rather than playing up their differences. It is incontrovertible today that Ooni Ogunwusi is a bridge builder and being the youngest chancellor appointed for the only university bearing ‘Nigeria’ is worth the celebration.”
“His appointment as chancellor, University Of Nigeria, Nsuka is considered as a positive sign that can further enhance peaceful coexistence of our dear nation as it was clearly stated in the letter of appointment written and signed by Honourable Minister of Education, Alhaji Adamu Adamu on behalf of Mr President that Kabiyesi’ appointment is based on his wealth of experience and his capacity to manage men and resources, which he has demonstrated in the administration of his Kingdom in the last three months.”