Why I Adopted Ile-Ife as My Second Home, Ooni as Father, by Ekiti Deputy

November 8, 2013

 

Ekiti State Deputy Governor Prof Modupe Adelabu presenting a plaque of Ekiti State to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade when the deputy governor paid the monarch a courtesy call at the Olubuse Hall, Ife Palace…Wednesday

Ekiti State Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Prof Modupe Adelabu, has explained why she adopted Ile-Ife as second home and the Ife monarch, Oba Okunade Sijuwade as father.

She said history of her life and that of her family members will not be complete without a reference to Ile- Ife, the renowned source of the entire Yoruba race where she spent more than three decades of her
life.
Prof Adelabu made the remark on Wednesday during a visit to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuade in his ancient palace in Ile-Ife, Osun State.
She said Ile-Ife has contributed so much to what she is today and has deposited many precious things in her life and family which tied her to the ancient town so much that she now considered it as her second
home.
Mrs. Adelabu who relived with nostalgia how the Ooni has care and supported her family at some critical periods in the past expressed her appreciation to the monarch and prayed for him to live longer on his fathers’ throne to enable him impact on more lives.
The Ooni Oba Sijuade in his own response expressed his delight that women of virtues and rare academic attainments like Professor Adelabu are now found among the ruling class.
He described the Ekiti deputy governor as humble, intelligent and an achiever by all standard and shoul always be respected as an illustrious daughter of the Yoruba race that every Nigerian and African should be proud of.

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