Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has adopted Samuel, a 17-year-old boy, who drew his portrait with pencil.
The Ooni also narrated his encounter with Samuel’s mother, a corn seller, who he said demonstrated an “incredible heart of motherhood” in appreciating him.
According to him, the gesture was in furtherance of his drive towards providing support for young Nigerians who are working hard for a better future despite the odds.
Read his post below…
“I got tagged on Twitter a few months back from a young man who made a brilliant pencil drawing of myself, in my appreciation for his art I invited him to my palace.”
“17 year old superlative Samuel who is just about to graduate from secondary school has been adopted by me, his fees till his tertiary education will be taken care of by me, and he will be gainfully employed right here in my palace.
Its clear that if we all work together as a people, irrespective of our special positions or privileged social status, we can deliver access to sustainable socioeconomic opportunity that suit our people.”
“It was an endless gratitude for me meeting his mother who is a corn seller and who demonstrates an incredible heart of motherhood. She reveres in awe of the stool of Oduduwa at the sight of me.”