Ooni gives 50 students scholarship, hosts Christmas party


The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has presented scholarships to 50 students selected in the Kingdom.

According to The PUNCH, the students were drawn from those that participated in the Christmas party he hosted for children in his palace.

At the Ile Oodua Palace in Ile-Ife, where he received children from elementary, secondary, and special education schools, Oba Ogunwusi urged the children to find good mentors in the community.

The monarch, speaking through his queen, Olori Temitope Adesegun-Ogunwusi, who is also the chief executive officer of the Ooni’s non-governmental organization, Hopes Alive Initiatives, urged the children to remain focused on their education, imbibe the spirit of hard work, and look up to good people with exemplary moral character.

A statement by Moses Olafare, the spokesperson to the royal father, quoting Ogunwusi obtained in Osogbo further read, “While you listen to music, watch movies and socialize, pick from what is good only. Do not imbibe bad habits because such is capable of destroying you and your purpose in life.

“Kabiyesi cannot wait to hear and celebrate your success stories in the nearest future, so he is urging you to be right and do right at all times.

“To our daddies and mummies here present, we need to train these children to have the fear of God. When a child fears God, they will be diligent, hardworking, obedient to their parents and every other people that they come in contact with.”

The statement added that the 50 scholarship recipients were selected based on their cultural and academic presentations.