|Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi of the Giesi ruling house, is the new Ooni of Ife ~ YNaija.com|
Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi of the Giesi ruling house has been appointed as the new Ooni of Ife. The new Ooni of Ife was selected from a pool of 21 candidates presented by the ruling house. Prince Ogunwusi’s appointment was approved by Osun state governor, Rauf Aregbesola, on Saturday, October 24.
Here are 10 things you should know about the new Ooni of Ife:
1. Prince Ogunwusi has been involved in Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) in Nigeria, and internationally for over 12 years. He is directly involved in the development of over 2,500 housing units in Nigeria, over the last 8 years.
2. The new Ooni of Ife was responsible for the establishment of the Association for International Business (AIB) in Nigeria.
3. He led the Government delegation team to Canada in 2002 for strategic alliances and partnership with Ondo State Government on solid mineral potentials of the state. This would lead to the formation of Amalgamated Mining and Exploration Company Limited, owned by the state government.
4. The newly appointed monarch facilitated the biggest Lead and Aluminum recycling plant set up in Nigeria by National Steel Company of India in Ota, Ogun State.
5. Prince Adeyeye is the founder of Essential Homes, a real estate project that delivers affordable upscale homes to the middle and low income earners.
6. The new Ooni of Ife employs over 300 youth at the Inagbe Cocowood Factory and has over 450 direct employees in his various companies.
7. Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi is on the Board of; Imperial Homes Mortgage Bank Limited, (formerly GTHomes), GTBank Plc and FinaTrust Microfinance Bank Limited.
8. He is a member of several professional bodies, which include; Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), an Associate Accounting Technician and a certified member of the Institute of Directors (IoD) Nigeria as well as Global Real Estate Institute (GRI).
9. Prince Ogunwusi has carried out real estate developments for several monarchs, which include: HRM, Oba Saheed Elegushi, Kusenla III, Elegushi of Ikate Land, HRM, The Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuade, HRM, Oba Oyekan, Onilado, of Ilado Inagbe Island, Lagos, HRM, Oba Adedapo Tejuoso, The Oranmiyan Osile Oke Ona of Egba Land, Abeokuta, HRM, Oba Oloruntoyin Saliu, the Oloworo of Oworonsoki, Lagos, HRM Oba Akinloye, Ojomu of Ajiran Land, Lekki, HRM, The Olofa of Offa, Oba Mufutau Muhammed Gbadamosi.
10. Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi was born to Prince Ropo and Late Mrs Margaret Wuraola Ogunwusi (Ile Opa family compound, Ile Ife). His father was a radio and television anchor.