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The prestigious Oduduwa Hall of the Obafemi Awolowo University was filled with eminent Nigerians from all walks of life, who gathered to celebrate the (forty-third) 43RD birthday anniversary of His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, with acolloquium, titled,“Taking Nigeria and Africa to Greater Height : The Place of the Youths”

The annual colloquium, which saw thehuman rights activist, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), as the lead speaker, also had Governors Aregbesola and Ambode of Osun and Lagos State respectively, ably represented, as well as other Royal fathers in attendance.

Speaking at the symposium, the celebrant, OoniEnitanOgunwusi, appreciated all and sundry for gracing the annual event to celebrate his birthday, specially appreciating the Youths present.

His Imperial Majesty also stated his deep passion to see the Nigerian Youth succeed, explaining that God has placed him in a position to impact positively the life of the Nigerian Youths. The Ooni however charged the nation’s youths to rise up and claim their rightful place, emphasizing that the potentials in them is more than gaining wealth and riches.

“I appreciate everyone present here, I want to thank everyone that has contributed immensely to the success of this summit it’s only God that can reward you”

“All my life, I sleep and wake up thinking about the youths of Nigeria. If you watch my utterances and speeches, I always mention the youths, because God has made me (a youth) to be in a position of power, and that’s why I have come to celebrate with them,” he added.

Oonirisa continued by saying: “a lot of youths are still sleeping. They have not realized their potentials in this country. Wake up from this slumber because your future lies in your hands.”

In his lead speech on the theme of the symposium, Barrister Femi Falana (SAN) challenged Nigerian Youths to create interest and be involved in nation building, saying the first set of leaders Nigeria had were youths.

He therefore made a clarion call to the Nigerian youths to emulate the good virtues of leadership and innovation, as exemplified by Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwwusi.

Other speakers at the event were the Deputy Governor, State of Osun, OtunbaGrace Titilaoye-Tomori as well as the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, who felicitated with the Oonirisa and also challenged the youths to take the future in their hands.