His imperial majesty Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, The Ooni of Ife was honoured recently honoured by SHECA Foundation at a Royal Award ceremony organized by SHECA Foundation on world hepatitis day.
The ceremony which took place at the Enuwa Palace had the former head of state General Yakubu Gowon GCFR the Goodwill Ambassador Hepatitis Advocacy in Nigeria, Princess Adepeju Hameed, the Executive Secretary SHECA Foundation, Chief John Agboola Odeyemi MFR, the Obasewa of Ife and the Chairman SHECA Foundation, Professor Anthony Elujoba the new Acting Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and many more.
Ooni Ogunwusi while speaking after receiving the award said this is no ordinary award but a reminder of his commitment to progressive Nigeria and not just Hepaptitis free Nigeria but a healthy and wealthy Nigeria.
Her Royal Highness Olori Wuraola Otiti Ogunwusi, the Yeyelua of the source was also honoured as the royal ambassador for Hepatitis Advocacy in Nigeria by the foundation. This started with a walk personally led by her royal highness from the Ooni’s Palace round the city of Ile-Ife with notable actors and actresses from the Nigerian Nollywood scene to mark this year’s world hepatitis day in Ile-Ife.
General Yakubu Gowon GCFR described as laudable the honour given to her highness. He said having her as the Royal Ambassador is the right step in the direction and commends the foundation for their foresight by choosing her as their Ambassador.
Her royal highness in her speech at the ceremony said SHECA foundation has laid a very good foundation to a hepatitis free Nigeria and she will do everything in her power to support the foundation and ensure the goal is achieved. She admonished well meaning Nigerians to join hands with the foundation in its quest to hepatitis free nation as it takes collective effort to achieve such. The executive secretary of the Foundation Princess Adepeju Hameed thanked everyone present at the event while the event was rounded up with free medical check-up at the palace for everyone within the ancient City which lasted for 3 days.