The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, pays tribute to women hours after his estranged wife, Queen Naomi, encouraged women to take a stand for themselves.
Queen Naomi urged women to take a stand for their decisions and look beyond their weaknesses as they break the bias.
Ooni of Ife, via his official Instagram, commemorate women on the International Women’s Day occasion.
Sharing numerous photos of his meetings with various women online, Ooni claimed that women are the most faultless, powerful humans with a remarkable resilience spirit.
The Ooni also iterated that women break the walls of men’s dominance and uphold their ideals of intellect and knowledge.
He wrote: Today, in the spirit of International Women’s Day, we must pay tribute to women all around the globe for their relentless work and struggle for a better society. Throughout history, women have been denied their entire range of rights to self-esteem, economic opportunity, political engagement, and education. We must all reaffirm our commitment to conserving and appreciating the wombs that fostered our lives as a heritage of precious treasure.
In all spheres of human achievement, our mothers, sisters, aunts, and daughters are undoubtedly the most faultless, powerful humans with a remarkable resilience spirit. In today’s Nigeria, women’s indomitable entrepreneurial ideals are making incalculable contributions to our economy. They are breaking the walls of man’s dominance, shattering glass ceilings, leading boardrooms, guiding household food security, upholding our intellectual and knowledge ideals, and driving 75% of our small and medium-sized microbusinesses that shape our national revenues. We owe a huge debt of appreciation to all of our women. Thank you to Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Yemisi Edun, Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe, Halima Buba, Stella Okotete, Funke Opeke, Miriam Olusanya, Ireti Samuel-Ogbu, Oluwatomi Somefun, Dupe Olusola, Kafilat Araoye, Amina J. Mohammed, and all those that inspire and shape our world.
I observed with complete dismay a week ago as members of the National Assembly engaged in disloyal and dishonourable behaviour, making the passage of the five-gender legislation an uphill struggle. They voted against five legislation that would have provided women with the resources they need to achieve their goals. They squandered the chance to have their names engraved in gold. While they erected their tents for political extinction, they turned their backs on political progress and inclusivity, as well as inescapable historical shifts. I feel dissatisfied and enraged.
I’ll be meeting with women’s organisations, various stakeholders, and some of the National Assembly’s top officials. We must construct a unified Nigeria in the twenty-first century, where women’s rights are revered and protected. We must be true to the values upon which our nation was founded. Building a just, equitable, and prosperous future for everyone is a right, not a privilege.