The palace of Ooni of Ife, Ile Oodua, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the appointment of the Ooni, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, as the Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), saying the development will further enable the monarch to build more bridges of friendship especially across the Niger.
The palace, in a statement issued by Yera Moses Olafare, its Director of Media, yesterday noted that Buhari was commended for recognising the Ooni’s efforts to promote unity among Nigerians.
The statement noted that Oba Ogunwusi was ready to bring to bear, his influence and connections to promote unity and harmonious working relationships in the university.
The statements reads: “It is incontrovertible today that Ooni Ogunwusi is a bridge builder and being the youngest chancellor appointed for the only university bearing “Nigeria” is worth the celebration.
“His appointment as chancellor of UNN is considered as a positive sign that can further enhance peaceful coexistence of our dear nation as it was clearly stated in the letter of appointment written and signed by the Minister of Education, Alhaji Adamu Adamu on behalf of Mr. President that Kabiyesi’s appointment is based on his wealth of experience and his capacity to manage men and resources which he has demonstrated in the administration of his Kingdom in the last three months.”