While presenting the staff of office, Governor Aregbesola said as long as throne of Ooni comes with lots of privileges, he therefore charged the monarch to handle the responsibilities attach to the throne with fear of God and large heartedness.
He urged him to draw on the wisdom of the people by listening to them and advised him against pursuing naked personal interest at the expense of the larger interest of his subjects.
Also, speaking at the presentation, he Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo charged the monarch to work toward the unity of the Yoruba race and Nigeria in general.
The Vice President who represented President Muhammed Buhari noted”, “The throne of Ooni, being a deep and revered institution among the Yoruba people, carries the responsibility of the race”.
He admonished the new monarch “to exercise courage, integrity and loyalty to truth and be virtuous an used his position to work for the unity of the country.”
The event had in attendance vice president, Prof. yemi Osinbajo, governors of Osun, Ogun, Oyo and Lagos
The new Oba Babatunde Ogunwusi is the 51st Ooni of Ife and took over from Oba Okunade Sijuade.