Gani Adams, pride of Yoruba race—Ajimobi

Gani Adams, pride of Yoruba race—Ajimobi

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 10:40 pm


Governor Ajimobi and Adams during the visit on Wednesday

Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State says  the appointment of Chief  Gani Adams as the 15th Aare-Ona Kakanfo is a source of  pride to the Yoruba race.

The governor spoke on Wednesday evening in Ibadan while receiving Adams  who was in his office on a courtesy call.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Adams was appointed as the  Aare-Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland  by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, on Oct. 15.

“You are very deserving of that position because you have turned and improved the image of our socio-security group. You have brought respectability to our people through your conduct and carriage.

“You are a pride to the Yoruba race, Nigeria and Africa,’’ he said.

Ajimobi said Adams’  visit to  the state  was much expected considering its status as the intellectual, political and socio-cultural capital of the Yoruba race.

“Yoruba land has existed for several centuries. Infact, Ibadan was formed by warriors from across the Yoruba land. Your coming here as the Aare-Ona Kakanfo is home coming.

“We assure you of our support spiritually, culturally, morally and financially,’’ he said.

Earlier, Adams said that the Aare-Ona Kakanfo title was the only position that unifies  the Yoruba race, adding that he was in Ibadan  because of its  status as the political capital of the Yorubas.

Adams  described Ajimobi as a good and responsive leader  considering his achievements so far in the state.

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