The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has congratulated the new Odole Oodua, Chief Kensington Adebutu on his 84th birthday anniversary, with a charge to use his new age and the rest of his life for the peace, unity and cultural advancement of Yoruba land and the entire Oduduwa race worldwide.
Penpushing reports that, the traditional ruler of repute said this on Thursday in a statement by Director of Media and Public Affairs at the Ooni’s Palace, Comrade Moses Olafare, adding, “with the warmest royal regards from the House of Oduduwa, it is with great delight that we celebrate the new Odole Oodua, Sir Kessington Adebukunola Adebutu on his birthday as he has clocked 84’.
‘Odole Oodua Adebutu is a fine gentleman and charismatic leader with a life worthy of emulations very evident through his countless philanthropic gestures, humanitarian engagements and positive social social development strides. He is undoubtedly one among promoters of the prestigious Yoruba and African cultural values’, the statement reads.
‘Far before his installation as the Odole Oodua, he has been severally involved in selfless efforts at ensuring peace and unification of the Yoruba race. This he must continue with more vigour as one of the fathers of the race especially by virtue of his new position as the 4th Odole Oodua;, Ooni emphasised.
Penpushing also reports that, Ooni who is a Co-Chairman, National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria(NCTRN) also showered prayers for the Odole Oodua and his entire household, saying,”on behalf of the descendants of Oduduwa worldwide, Yoruba race in particular, Kabiyesi the Arole Oodua’Olofin Adimula, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II heartily felicitates with the Odole Oodua, Sir Kensington Adebutu alias Dodondawa as he marks his 84th birthday today’,
‘Baba Ooni wishes him a healthy long life filled with immeasurable prosperity and fulfillment of his dreams for his family, Remo people, Yoruba race and the descendants of Oduduwa both in Nigeria and in diaspora’, the statement added.
Penpushing recalled that, Ile-Ile, the cradle and ancestral home of the Yoruba was last Saturday agog with the installation of Sir Adebutu as the 4th Odole Oodua pioneered by Prince Oranmiyan Akan’tunkan’si Akin ni’le Akinl’ode who later went to establish Benin and Oyo Royal Dynasties.