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Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi is new Ooni of Ife
Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, 40, has been named the Ooni of Ife.
He replaces Oba Okunade Sijuwade, who passed on July 28, 2015 in London after a brief illness. His death was to be later confirmed and officially announced on August 10, 2015.
The Osun State government made the announcement at about 2.50am.
The announcement is contained in a statement by the Secretary to the Osun State Government, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti.
The statement reads in part: "The Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola has approved the appointment of Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi of Giesi Ruling House as the new Ooni of Ife. This choice follows the completion of the due process by the kingmakers and the communication of their decision to government.”
Ogunwusi was picked 89 days after the death of Oba Okunade Sijuwade in London.
Ogunwusi of the Ojaja Royal compound of Agbedegbede in the Giesi Ruling House.
His profile on the website of Imperial Homes Mortgage Bank Limited (a subsidiary of GTBank) reads: “Mr. Ogunwusi is a graduate of Accountancy and a certified member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and of the Institute of Management.
"He has been involved in engineering, procurement and construction contracts locally and abroad for over 11 years.
"He was involved in the development of the Northern Foreshore Estate, Cityscape International Limited’s Buena Vista project in Lekki, Primewaterview Limited’s projects, Westcom Limited’s projects, and the Ajaokuta Steel’s and Delta Steel’s resuscitation projects."
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