The Nigeria Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) located in Kofo Abayomi Street, at Victoria Island, Lagos State, will play host to former Vice President of Nigeria, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, and the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki when the grace the book launching of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II.
According to reports, the public book presentation titled, ‘O Ti See See’ (It Is Done) will hold on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, and the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, will be the chief host, while the chairman of the event will be Alhaji Abubakar.
Spokesman for the launch committee, Babajide Macauley, said, “governors of the Southwest states, members of the diplomatic corps, top government functionaries, traditional rulers across the country including, corporate Nigeria and civil society groups as well as the media would grace the occasion.
Giving details of the book, Macauley disclosed that it is a compendium of select accolades and goodwill messages in honour and commemoration of the installation of His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the 51st Ooni of Ife and Arole Oodua.
“The 324-page book, he noted was written by a research and documentation outfit, Printmarks International. “It is an archival reference material that seeks to promote Yoruba culture, customs and civilization,” he said.
A major highlight of the event is the conferment of honorary awards by the Ooni on some select prominent Yoruba in recognition of their contributions to the progress of the Yoruba race and have distinguished themselves in various fields of human endeavour.