Wishes and prayers pour in from great Nigerians to celebrate Ooni Enitan Ogunwusi at 49.

It has been great showers of wishes and prayers raining as several great Nigerians have taken turns to celebrate the foremost Yoruba Monarch, Arole Oodua, Enitan Ogunwusi, the Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife on the occassion of his 49th Birthday today Wednesday 18th October, 2023.

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was among the first to celebrate the Yoruba Paramount Monarch.

In his address, President Tinubu in the statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale. expressed gratitude to the Monarch for his unflinching support to his administration and remarkable efforts in rallying Royal Fathers from across the nation.

The President also acknowledged "the invaluable role of Oba Ojaja II in preserving and passing down the cultural and spiritual practices of the Yoruba people".

In his own remarks, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria writes:

Your Imperial Majesty, I wish you a Happy Birthday today not only as the Aare Adimula of the Source but also as a son of our dear state Osun by marriage".

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar with Arole Oodua, Enitan Ogunwusi, The Ojaja II, Ooni of Ife

In Governor Dapo Abiodun's statement, he wishes Ọba Ogunwusi a long life.

"Kabiyesi, I wish you a long life, and long may you reign.

"Happy Birthday to Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife, as you turn 49 today. I celebrate you today for your dynamic approach to the throne of your fathers, making it relevant among the younger generation by your natural jovial disposition and still balancing this with tradition, which you carry dutifully and with all royalty".

"By your rapprochement with Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, you eased old tensions between your two kingdoms and brought harmony to Yorubaland. As Co-Chairman of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria (NCTRN), you have also shown outstanding leadership by building bridges - this I find particularly endearing for the good of our nation".

In the words of Reverend Mother Esther Ajayi, the founder of the vast Love of Christ Church, a leading White Garment Church located in Victoria Island area of Lagos State, she writes:

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a blend of Majesty and History; the Bridge between Modernity and Tradition. Super Resplendent in White robe, simple attire, Royal with smacks of Ancestral Aura. Revered Home and Abroad, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Enitan Babatunde Akanke Ogunwusi, Ojaja II..The 51st Oon of Ife".

Others who took out time to celebrate the foremost Yoruba Monarch include Other Nigerian govenors and their officials, as well as others on the who is who list in the country.

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