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Aare Gani Adams Celebrates 5th Anniversary As Aare Ona Kakanfo Of Yorubaland


Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams at the weekend said God used the late Alaafin of  Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi, to rescue the Yoruba race from complete collapse.

 

Iba Adams made the assertion in Ikeja, Lagos, during the celebration of his fifth anniversary as the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland.

 

The Yoruba generallissimo stated also that the last 5 years have been very challenging, however, he had also lived up to expectations.

 He added that the huge attendance of several traditional rulers and other guests from all over the world to the event was a testimony of his resolve to impact the entire Yoruba race positively.

 

Rolling down his achievements in the last five years, Aare Adams said he did a lot to ensure that the spate of insecurity in the southwest region was reduced especially, with the introduction of operation Amotekun and other security outfits across the southwest.

 

He maintained also that the position of Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland is sacred in Yoruba land.

 

"I am happy that we are able to roll out the drums in celebration of the fifth anniversary of my installation as the Aareonakakanfo of Yoruba land.

 

So far, the journey had been very challenging, but, I am happy that we have made tremendous progress in the area of security and promotion of Yoruba culture and traditions.

 

"With my installation as the Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land, God

had used the late Alaafin of Oyo , Oba Lamidi Adeyemi to rescue

Yoruba race from complete collapse.

 

Iba Adams also gave insights into the book titled: "Aare Onakakanfo In Yoruba History", edited by foremost Professor, Akin Alao, Professor of Legal History, Department of History, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile- Ife saying such a historic document would change the narrative and tell the truth about the history of the stool that had been in existence since 1587.

 

In his remarks, Professor Alao, said the book would offer the best information on the history of the past Aare Onakakanfos as well as the transformation agenda of Iba Gani Adams who is the 15th Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land.

 

"The book is an expository document of history of the Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land and it will also reveal the transformation agenda of Iba Gani Adams as the present Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land.

Prominent dignitaries attended, and they, include both Islam and Christian clerics, business associates, family and friends, as well as over 120 Yoruba monarchs were present at the event like Owa Ajero of Ijero Kingdom, in Ekiti state, Oba Adebayo Adewole,(OFR) Timi of Ede, Oba Munirudeen Adesola Lawal and Zaki of Arigidi Akoko, Oba Yisa Abu Olanipekun leading other top monarchs to a well -attended gathering.

 

Oba Adewole, while presenting the book urged the traditional rulers in Yoruba land to support Aare Gani Adams'call for the revival of Yoruba culture and traditions which he said had gone into extinction.

 

"God has blessed Yoruba land with the emergence of Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams as the Aareonakakanfo of Yoruba land,it is our duty as Yoruba Obas and custodians of Yoruba culture and traditions to support him in promoting the cultural identity of our race and also preserving our heritage", the revered monarch said.

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