His Imperial Majesty Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II) in company of his queen Olori Wuraola Ogunwusi (Yeyelua) on Monday paid a courtesy visit to the United Nations Population Fund(UNFPA) office  in New York,where he was received by the Executive Director of the fund Professor Babatunde Osotimehin.

Ooni Ogunwusi described the visit has a very important one especially as the very important arm of United Nations is head by a Nigerian from Yoruba-land who deserves to be celebrated. He prayed for him and charged him to use his  office to assist the continent of Africa and solicited his support and that of United Nations for his Youth Development and Widows empowerment programs.

United Nations Population Fund Host Ooni in New-York
UNFPA Director Professor Babatunde Osotimehin with the Ooni and his entourage in New York

In his speech, Professor Osotimehin thanked His Majesty for the royal visit which will remain indelible in his mind for the rest of his life. He thus promised to reciprocate the honour by not only supporting kabiyesi’s developmental agenda with his office UNFPA but also mobilize the entire United Nations for him.

On the Arole Oodua’s entourage are his sisters Folasade Fadairo , Adesola Olojede Ogunwusi Daodu and husband Mr Akin Daodu.The traditional rulers include the Orangun of Ila HRM Oba Wahab Adedotun(Bibiire 1), HRM Timi of Ede HRM Oba Munirudeen Adesola Laminisa 1, Ajero of Ijero Oba Adewole Joseph, Olubaka of Oka-Akoko Oba Yusuf Adeleye, HRM Obama Adedapo Aderemi the Alayemore of Ido-Osun, HRM Obama Olufon of Ifon Oba Al-Moroof Magbagbeola, HRM Oba Elerinmon of Erinmo Oba Ajayi Micheal, HRM Oba Onigbaye of Igbaye Oba Joseph Morontoye, HRM Oba Alaagba of Aagba Oba Ogunwole Joseph, Alara of Ara Oodaye, Adagba of Iyanfoworogi. The kingmakers represented by HRH Oba Saka Olawusi the Obaloran of Ilode, High chief Adekola Adeyeye Jaaran of Ife, High chief Akinropo Zaccheus Waasin of Ife and Jimo Awe , Arode of Ife while Obadio of Ife, Chief Ifarotimi Faloba, Obalesun of Ife Chief O.O. Dada, Lokore of Ife Adegbolabo Agun, and Eredumi of Ife Chief Omiwenu Odeyele.

Credit: Director of Media and Pubic Affairs,Palace of the Ooni