A graduate of The Polytechnic Ibadan, Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi of Giesi Ruling House, has been named the new Ooni of Ife.
Ogunwusi selection was approved by Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, in a statement issued by the Secretary to Osun State Government, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti, on Monday.
“He is Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi of Giesi Ruling House, Ile Ife, Osun State," the statement read.
“This choice follows the completion of the due process by the kingmakers and the communication of their decision to the government.”
The new Ooni, who obtained a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy from the Polytechnic Ibadan, is a real estate tycoon.
He is a certified member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, a non-executive director, on the board of Imperial Homes Mortgage Bank Limited, a subsidiary of GTBank, and the Managing Director of Managing Director of Howard Roark Gardens Limited.
The fiftieth traditional ruler of Ife, Ooni of Ife, Alayeluwa Oba Okunade Sijuwade, died on the 28th of July in London.