Embrace diversity to support Tinubu – Ooni urges Obidients, Atikulates
The the traditional leader of the Yoruba, Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Babatunde Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, has called on the Obidients, Atikulates and all Nigerians to embrace their diversity and uniqueness across the country regardless of party affiliations to support the incoming administration of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for the progress of the country.
Ooni Adeyeye made this call in Lagos while hosting a high delegation sent by Kenyan President, William Ruto headed by Kenya’s Chief of Staff and Head of Public Service, Francis Koskie who met with the president-elect, Bola Tinubu in his Lagos residence.
Those also in attendance were the Chairman, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote; CEO of Propetrol Harry Ebohen, Governor of Ogun State; Prince Dapo Abiodun and Fintech Guru Kunmi Demuren.
According to Tribune, series of discussion was held on how Africa can synergise to bring about national development; creating a platform for prosperity through African Continental Free Trade Agreement while creating an innovative future for our young people.
The monarch said, “Nigeria remains Africa’s largest economy, most populous nation, and a political powerhouse. During my last visit, the Kenyan President assured me of his government’s unwavering determination to improve its nations’ and businesses’ footprints in Nigeria. Africa is the world’s engine, and we must remodel its priceless natural resources and safeguard its age-old wealth for our progress”.
Asiwaju Tinubu who met with the Kenyan Goverment representative and Nigeria’s business communities, expressed his readiness to partner with other business leaders in his mission to rebuild Nigeria’s economy and also transit Nigeria from a consuming-dependent economy to producing economy.
Tinubu also showed his readiness to partner with East Africa, most especially Kenya by creating a more robust partnership even just as he appealed to Alhaji Dangote’s $20 billion refinery which is set to start operation fully by the end of May 2023.
The President-elect assured he would rejuvenate its long relationship with Kenya Government which will help both to grow, develop in trade, cultural exchange and intergovernmental development.
Ooni also maintained that as the country transitions to a new government, it’s best for all Nigerians is to come together, no matter the candidate choice and party affiliations as the election has gone and in governance, rebuilding Nigeria should be a responsibility of all its citizens.
“As the presidential inauguration approaches, I beseech you all, young and old, Obidients and Atikulates, hopeful and weary, amiable and passionate, to lay down your arms.
“There is no reason to waste time looking back; all we have is today and the future. Now is the time to embrace our diversity and uniqueness. We may differ in opinions and approaches to achieving a better Nigeria, but we all want a nation we can be proud of. Let us come together to support the vision of Asiwaju Gbogbo Ile Oodua,” he was quoted as saying.