Compendium on ascension of Ooni of Ife set for launch today
All is now set for the launch of the book on the ascension of Ooni of Ife, Oba (Dr.) Adeyeye Babatunde Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II and history of obaship in the Yoruba land. The event holds today at the Nigeria Institute of International Affairs, Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
According to spokesman for the Launch Committee, Babajide Macauley, the book will put issues in proper perspective and remove every doubt about the importance of Ooni of Ife in the Yoruba emancipation and youth development.
The book is adjudged an archival reference material that sets out to put in proper perspective the Yoruba cultural values and tradition, as it encompasses the profile of the monarch, details of former Oonis from the first to the current, reels out the names of all Ife honorary chiefs, dead and alive, reveals the administrative and political structure of Ile-Ife and captures in colours, Ife monuments, its historic sites and tourist
The documentation is an initiative of Printmarks International, an indigenous research and documentation outfit, which in February 2016, with mandate of the revered monarch, set out to document in book form, his pre-coronation, coronation and post-coronation.
The Balogun of Ile-Ife, Chief Bisi Omidiora, painstakingly edited the work, while the preface was written by Chief Alex Duduyemi, OFR, and the Asiwaju of Ile-Ife. The event will be chaired by former Vice-President of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
GCON, will attract a lot of government functionaries and diplomatic corps, traditional rulers from and outside Yorubaland and presidents of Liberia, Cuba and Brazil.