Olori Temitope, one of the new wives of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has commissioned two boreholes for the use of traders at major markets in Ile-Ife, Osun State.
The queen, who is the deputy convener of Hope Alive Initiative (HAI), commissioned the two boreholes at Oja-Tuntu, Odo-Ogbe area on Friday.
Queen Temitope, who acknowledged the importance of water in human community, appreciated Oba Ogunwusi for giving her the privilege to establish God’s purposeful will for her life.
According to her, God destined her to assist the less privileged.
“I think that we must commend the humanitarian heart of our father, the Ooni of Ife, for making this to happen, for he’s a lover of all his subjects and indeed the Yoruba race, ” she stated.
The queen admonished the people of the market to use the water judiciously and ensure they properly maintain the boreholes for effective use.
The queen added that she strongly believes that the boreholes would add value to the businesses of all the stakeholders in the market.
Earlier, father of the Ooni of Ife, Prince Ropo Ogunwusi, appreciated the king and his queen for the project.
Otun Babaloja of Odo-Ogbe, Chief Olaoluwa Odeyemi, who spoke on behalf of traders, thanked the Ooni and his queen for showing compassion by giving them the two boreholes.
Odeyemi pledged that they would use the water for the benefit of all and sundry.
Among the dignitaries that graced the occasion were the Ooni’s father, the Elerefe of Erefe, Oba Mayowa Fayemi; and Agbolu of Agbaje-Ife, Oba Adekunle Adebowale.