Jun 19, 2009, 5:58 AM
(Friday 18 October 2019 Issue)
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has conferred a chieftaincy title on Mayor Rohey Lowe of Banjul, in recognition of what he called her exceptional effort towards the welfare of women and children. The conferment took place during her visit to Nigeria on invitation.
In receiving the award, Mayor Lowe said the traditional title has inspired her to even do more and expressed appreciation for the title, saying the conferment is an inspiration and also a reflection of the good relationship between her country and Nigeria.
The title was given to Mayor Rohey Lowe of Banjul to recognise her human-centred effort. “On behalf of the Banjul City Council (BCC), the people of Banjul and The Gambia, I am very honoured and grateful for this great gesture,” she said.
The conferment ceremony was conducted in Ife with the heavy presence of important traditional rulers. Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Ooni of Ife and his wife recently paid a visit to Canada for sightseeing and partaking in governmental and diplomatic events.
According to a statement signed by Moses Olafare, his director of media and public affairs, the Ooni was scheduled to unveil developmental and Yoruba cultural programmes with a view to strengthening the relationship between Nigeria and Canada-based southwest indigenes.
Also, the Ooni opened the Imperial Award show and partook in an all-white Boat Cruise. He also attended an interdenominational church service and featured at the Oodua Day celebration.
Source: Legit TV