Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State and his counterpart in Ondo State, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, at the weekend, lauded the Ooni of Ile-Ife, Oba Adeyeye Eniitan Ogunwusi, for promoting Yoruba culture across the globe.
The duo spoke in Ile-Ife at the unveiling of a book, Moremi Ajansoro, packaged by the House of Oduduwa Foundation and the Institute of African Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife and written in honour of the wife of the Ogun State governor, Mrs Funsho Amosun.
The chairman of the event, Oba Olusola Alao, Olugbon of Ile’Gbon, posited that Moremi, set the pace for women participation in governance.
Oba Alao who suggested that 45 per cent of women be given leadership positions, tasked women to come out in large number to lead because they make good administrators.
Amosun promised to always support initiatives that will foster unity and promote Yoruba culture and tradition while noting that Moremi deserves to be celebrated because of her virtues of dedication and selflessness which she employed to rescue her people.
Speaking in similar vein, Akeredolu, urged people of the race to unite to keep the culture alive. He admitted that Yoruba culture is under threat of extinction.
Addressing the gathering, Oba Ogunwusi, said the book, Moremi Ajansoro, was written to celebrate her virtues, as well as keep the role she played in saving Yoruba land from invaders, for future reference. He then lauded the wife of the Ogun State governor, Mrs Funso Amosun, for her contributions to women empowerment.
The monarch urged younger generation of women in the country to emulate the virtues of humility, selflessness and dedication of Mrs Amosun.
“Mrs. Amosun is being honoured with the book because we can see in her, virtues that set her just like the ones Moremi exhibited. We pray for strength for her to do more exploits.”
In her response, Mrs Amosun expressed her appreciation to Oba Oguwusi and pledged to continue to promote Yoruba culture.
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