Ooni of Ile-Ife, Oba AdeyeyeEniitanOgunwusi, Ojaja II has said that the culture and tradition of all ethnic groups in the country regard with disgust and hatred any form of ‘’violence.’’
Speaking during the unveiling of ‘Drum of Peace’ project at Ile Oodua, Ile Ife, Oba Ogunwusi warned that to achieve sustainable peace in the country Nigerians should return to the values inherent in their culture and traditions.
He said that the return to the dictates of rich culture and tradition of every ethnic group in the nation will not only deepen the country’s peace but also enhance her speedy development.
While recognising the fact that peace has a cost, the monarch averred that all must be ready to pay the price of peace to guarantee harmonious co-existence.
The project director, ‘Drum of Peace’, Mr Daramola Morakinyo, stressed that the drum would tour the six geopolitical zones of the country before visiting President Muhammad Buhari and all G7 countries shortly after the royal father had commissioned Aralola Olumuyiwa, known in entertainment circle as “Ara” as ambassador for the Drum of Peace Project.
Earlier, the ambassador, Drum of Peace, Aralola Olamuyiwa, whose profession is drumming, lauded the royal father for being a lover of peace.
Aralola maintained that talking drum has been known for ages as an instrument for diverse situations and occasions, adding that with the increasing spate of violence globally, the drum should be used to speak the language of peace to all.
She noted that the monarch has been promoting unity among the traditional rulers since he was installed.