By Salawudeen Olawale
His Imperial Majesty, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, will host a massive gathering of corporate personalities in London, United Kingdom in March.
A UK-based organisation, Babatunde Loye Foundation, reputable for its laudable initiatives on business opportunities and human development, is putting up the corporate and awards dinner and the Ooni has been enlisted as the special host for the day.
Ooni of Ife and Mr Babatunde Loye, Chairman, Central Association of Nigerians in the UK (CANUK) and Founder, BL Foundation
Speaking through a video broadcast made for the occasion, the prominent monarch expressed his interest and readiness for the event, and emphasised the importance of such occasion in promoting business opportunities in Nigeria and in raising the living condition of the entire black race.
“I’m reaching out to Nigerian professionals in the Diaspora that cut across the entire United Kingdom and the entire black race as a whole for a corporate dinner that is going to be part of my visit to the United Kingdom for business and investment opportunities in Nigeria, and for the entire Africa as a whole under the auspices of Babatunde Loye Foundation for us to join hands together to chart a positive course in order to better the living condition of the black race and in particular our dear country Nigeria”, said the Ooni.
Also talking on the forthcoming gathering, the executive director of Babatunde Loye Foundation who is also the chairman of Central Association of Nigerians (CANUK) in the UK, Mr. Babatunde Loye disclosed that the foundation’s determination to have Ooni was most thoughtful given the traditional ruler’s influence in the corporate world before his ascension to the throne and the respect he presently commands which cuts across different strata of the society.
Mr. Babatunde Loye, Chairman, Central Association of Nigerians in the UK (CANUK) and Founder, BL Foundation in a chat with Ooni of Ife
“We are very pleased to have the Ooni of Ife as our special guest and host for this very important gathering of influencers in the corporate world and reputable foreign investors. The occasion will provide opportunities for profound deliberations and exchange of links on business and investment. And it is also a platform to honour and appreciate those who are impacting our world in several positive ways”, said Loye.
The event, which will be held at the exquisite JW Marriot Hotel, West London and managed by a UK’s leading events management firm, Kiskirine Events, will have in attendance captains of industry, accomplished entrepreneurs and top diplomats including the Nigeria Acting High Commissioner to the UK, Mr. Simon Ogah.