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Olojo Festival Ooni counsels Yoruba on peace, unity

He made the remark at the grand finale of the annual Olojo Festival on Monday evening in Ile-Ife.

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Ooni wearing the Aare crown

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The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, says preaching peace and unity is the only way to guarantee progress among the Yoruba.

The Ooni made the remark while addressing newsmen at the grand finale of the annual Olojo Festival on Monday evening in Ile-Ife.

He pledged to continue to work for the unity of the Yoruba, adding that the only way to progress in life was to pursue love while promoting unity.

“Without peace and unity, there cannot be any development or achievement.

“United we stand, divided we fall; I urge peace and unity among the Yoruba. This will enable us to achieve greatly in life, thus taking us to the Promised Land,’’ he said.

The Ooni also advised the Yoruba to cherish their potentialities.

He acknowledged the support he had been receiving from various parts of the country, especially from the Yoruba.

The traditional ruler promised to modernise the festival in order to boost tourism and strengthen the community’s economy.

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