Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has called for national peace, unity
and tranquility which he said are the pillars to strengthen Nigeria’s
quest for socio-economic development in 2018.
The Ooni of Ife said this in Ile-Ife at the Grand-finale of the
inter-denominatonal New Year Prayer Programme organised by the Christian
Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ife Chapter.
He acknowledged the goodness of God for the gift of life and the opportunity to witness the day.
Co-chairman of National Traditional Rulers Council of Nigeria also
urged Christians to let their thanksgivings always supersede their
requests from God.
“God is the Almighty King of Kings that spares
our lives throughout 2017 till date despite all challenges facing each
and every one of us. “There is nothing we can offer Him than to give Him
all our praises throughout the days of our lives.
“Only God is
worthy of our praises for we are still alive to see the new year, who
can questioned God, if we all have been buried in the year 2017?” Ooni
The African foremost monarch called on Christians to always
pray for peaceful coexistence before, during and after the forthcoming
elections across the state and the entire country, saying they must
support Governor Rauf Aregbesola of the State of Osun and his cabinet in
their efforts to make the state a better place for businesses to thrive
and for peace to reign.
He ended his speech at the
inter-denominational event by counselling the youths to always shun
violence and to work assiduously for a brighter future.