By Ebrima Jallow
The Ooni of Ife, Oyo state in Nigeria, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi has recently conferred the prestigious honourary chieftaincy title on Mayor Rohey Lowe of Banjul during her recent visit to Nigeria at the invitation of the traditional Yoruba royals.
The honour, according to news from the palace of the Ooni, is in recognition for the work Mayor Lowe does and continues to do for the welfare of women and children.
Receiving the award, Mayor Lowe thanked the Ooni, saying the title is not just an inspiration for her but also a great testimony of the cordial relations between The Gambia and Nigeria.
“On behalf of the BCC [Banjul City Council], the people of Banjul and The Gambia, I am very honoured and grateful for this great gesture,” Mayor Lowe told the Oni. She said the award will inspire her to be even more committed to the welfare of women, children and youths.
The title was presented to Mayor Lowe at a full Yoruba traditional ceremony attended by eminent traditional leaders of this ancient kingdom in Nigeria.
Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, is the traditional ruler, or Ooni, of the Yoruba kingdom of Ile-Ife. He has held his title since 2015.