Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has Adopted a Son of a Corn Seller Who Drew His Portrait with a pencil, Gives Him Scholarship and Promises to Support More Budding Talents.
The 17 year old lucky boy who is just about to graduate from secondary school was also promised automatic employment immediately after graduation.
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Ogunwusi also announced that he would foot the boy’s tuition up to tertiary institution.
He said, “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.
“It’s 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.
“I thank God for the position he has put me in..