The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II has called on Ife sons and daughters to come home and join in the building of Ile Ife, stressing that there are no more witches and wizards in the town to hinder any progress.
The Ooni made this known while receiving members of Ile-Ife socio-cultural group, Ife Klub 1 in his palace yesterday, March 6th.
He urged Ife indigenes not to be scared of investing in their hometown over fear of witches and wizards destroying their investments, stating there are no more witches in the town.
The Ooni further added that God himself resides in Ife, pointing out that “there are many Ife sons and daughters who the land has blessed but they abandon their roots.“
Said the Ooni:
“They say there are witches in Ile-Ife that kill children, or that if they establish businesses at home, witches won’t allow them to prosper. There are no witches here that will disturb anybody anymore. They now want to have money and send their children to school too.”
Speaking further, the Ooni said “some are making money in Ife, yet they don’t contribute anything to its development, rather they take their monies to Ibadan, Ilesha, Lagos, London and America. The Almighty has restored Ile-Ife’s glory and we must not let it go dim. So many people of Ife origin have refused to come back home and this is why we are making concerted efforts to put many things in place to attract them”