150th Independence Anniversary: Canada Invites Ooni

The Canadian Government has invited the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi as a special
guest to grace the country’s 150th
Independence Anniversary celebrations in July this year.


The special invitation was conveyed to the Ife monarch in his palace
on Sunday by a Canadian Member of Parliament (MP), Ramesh Sangha.
Delivering the invitation, the Canadian MP said that the invitation
was aimed at forging stronger ties between Canada and Nigeria.
Mr Sangha, representing Brampton Central in the Canadian Parliament,
said he would collaborate with Federal Government in the areas of
economy, youth empowerment, health services, agriculture, science and
technology while in Nigeria.
He described the Ife monarch as a “reference point in Nigeria in view
of the enviable niche he has carved for himself since mounting the
throne of his forebears.
“We Canadians are very happy with Your Highness for the great work you are doing.”
“On behalf of Canadian Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Justin Pierre James
Trudeau, we are inviting you to the 150th Independence Anniversary
Celebration of Canada coming up in July,” said the Canadian MP.
Responding, Oba Ogunwusi said he would continue to promote Yoruba
tradition and cultural heritage as well as propagate peace and unity
across the world.
The Ife monarch said he would grace the occasion in Canada and also
promised to contribute his quota to the success of the programme.
The Canadian delegation included John Adeyefa, President,
Nigerian-Canadian Association in Ottawa, Chidi Nwanyanwu, President,
Nigerian-Canadian Association in Ontario and Sola Agboola, Leader,
Nigerian Young-Adult Association in Canada.
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