Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi

*As he declares town as tourism zone

By Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo

The Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja 11, at the weekend contended that the historic Ark of Noah and the Tower of Babel are still in the ancient town of Ile-Ife.

He stated this during the official declaration of Ile-Ife as a tourism zone in his palace .

He stressed, “The Ark of Noah which the entire world has been searching for is in Ie-Ife. The Ark of Noah has been in existence and it is in Ife land.”

The monarch who said that traditional culture has been going into extinction, called on Africans to come together and salvage the culture.

He maintained that the whole land of Ife is full of mystery, saying “we want to bring out the mysteries for the whole world to see.

The monarch who also stressed that the whole world is gravitating into Yoruba culture, expressed dissatisfaction over the neglect of the culture saying “we the custodian of culture does not value it.

“The bottom line is that everything started in Africa and it has been established by researches and historian. Wherever in Africa the origin of man started, it’s our general asset. We have to take the continent
out of the poverty that we are.

The Ooni urged the African-Americans to visit Ile Ife to discover their root just as he called on the entire world to explore the tourism potentials of the ancient town.