Arole Oodu and Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II has proceeded on a seven-day annual seclusion as Olojo festival begins in Ile Ife. He left for the spiritual seclusion on Sunday where he will only be communicating with Gods.
According to Ile – Ife palace sources, the Ooni is currently in a very high spiritual realm in the last 72 hours in seclusion, saying the longer the days in the seclusion, the deeper his spiritual commitment.
The source who is one of the leading priest in the palace said “the Ooni departure for seven days seclusion on Sunday mark the spiritual peak of Olojo festival, as I am talking to Ooni is already in high spirit appeasing God, Ile – Ife as the source of the universe is already charged spiritually”.
Olojo festival is a celebration of the first dawn, the first afternoon and the first night in creation
Ooni addressing newsmen on his way out of the palace, Ooni Ogunwusi on Sunday to formally begin this year’s prayed for the resuscitation of the country’s economy.
The foremost African traditional ruler commended President Muhammadu Buhari for setting up an excellent Economic Advisory Council led by Prof. Doyin Salami and warned stakeholders especially those within the presidency to resist attempts to sabotage the council’s efforts in the best interest of Nigerians, especially the poor masses.
“I am going into seclusion now just to pray for the presidency that they should listen to provide an enabling environment for the newly economic council to do their job. It is very important. In fact, we have to do it in anyway we have to do it because Nigerian economy needs to be resuscitated in a rapid manner for the betterment of our country. I am so much familiar with the pedigrees of all the members and Am so sure they will deliver only if given free hands to work”.
“As a spiritual head of the Yoruba race, I must continue to pray for the country and the government. I must also intercede for the people to support the government and for the government to work for the people. The president has to listen to this wonderful team. Every recommendation must be followed to the later because these are experts carefully selected from all parts of Nigeria. Failure to listen to them might even draw us back.
“There is problem in Nigeria, we cannot continue to deceive ourselves because if we do so, we are only postponing the evil day. It is important that we do a rapid economic transformation.
“We are very thankful for having a corrupt-free President and whoever that would not allow him to listen to the council will have God Almighty to contend with.” The Ooni said.
While explaining the significance of the seven-day seclusion, Ooni Adeyeye revealed that the Almighty God answers prayers during the period, noting that all he prayed for during last year’s seclusion particularly for peaceful state and general elections were granted by God.
“This time around as the Arole Oduduwa, I am focusing more on how Nigerian economy will be completely turned over. If you look around, you will see unemployed youths everywhere this is the time to pay attention to these kegs of gunpowder that we are all seated upon.
“To me, I am very excited that the best decision ever made by this current government of Buhari administration is to bring in experts for the economic council because I know that our economic fortunes will change for good.” The Ooni added.