Welcoming Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba, Dr. Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II to the Museum of Contemporary African Diaspo...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION welcoming Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba,
Dr. Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II to the Museum of Contemporary
African Diasporian Art of Brooklyn, New York

WHEREAS, From time to time this Legislative Body takes note of certain
extraordinary individuals it wishes to recognize for their valued
contributions to the success and progress of society and publicly
acknowledge their endeavors which have enhanced the basic humanity among
us all; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to welcome Ooni of Ife,
His Imperial Majesty, Oba, Dr. Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II to the
Museum of Contemporary African Diasporian Art of Brooklyn, New York, on
Monday, June 13, 2016; and
WHEREAS, MoCADA, or the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporian Art,
is a museum of contemporary art in the New York City borough of Brooklyn
with a mission to rediscover valuable African cultural traditions and to
foster a dynamic space for the creation of the continuous evolution of
culture; and
WHEREAS, Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba, Dr. Adeyeye Enitan
Ogunwusi, Ojaja II is an astute entrepreneur driven by turning impossi-
bilities into possibilities; the power of his imagination has set him
aside, hence, revolutionizing his approach to creativity and innovation;
he is a distinct achiever with the conscience of youthful excellence;
WHEREAS, His Imperial Majesty's (HIM) official visit to the United
States was designed to bridge the gaps among the Yoruba at home and in
diaspora, and also to identify with children of Oduduwa among African-
Americans in the United States; and
WHEREAS, The ambitious young Prince, with exceptional business ideas,
delved into Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) locally and
abroad for over 12 years; he is also actively involved in the develop-
ment of more than 2,500 housing units with various consortia of develop-
ers within the last eight years; and
WHEREAS, In Nigeria, HIM set up and fostered strong trade relation-
ships through the Association for International Business with presence
in over 200 member countries across the globe; one of the laudable
achievements of this body includes the trade facilitation between the
United Arab Emirates and the Federal Government of Nigeria through the
Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, he led the Government delegation to Canada in
2002, which promoted strategic alliances through a partnership with the
Ondo State Government on solid mineral potentials of the state; and
WHEREAS, In addition, HIM facilitated the development of Sparkwest
Steel Galvanizing Plant, the only steel Galvanizing Plant in Nigeria;
WHEREAS, HIM was involved in the trading and marketing of commodities
as the main facilitator for Dangote Group's break into the 'up-country
supply chain consortium' between 1996 and 1999; he also facilitated the
biggest Lead and Aluminum recycling plant set up in Nigeria by the
National Steel Company of India in Ota, Ogun State; and
WHEREAS, The industrious Prince began his strides in the Real Estate
sector with various dredging and land reclamation projects in Lagos
State; he is the initiator of Essential Homes, a real estate product
launched in January 2014, formed to deliver affordable upscale homes to
middle and low income earners; and
WHEREAS, With a dream to develop one of the best resorts in Nigeria,
HIM led a team and opened up a remote jungle called Inagbe Island in

Amuwo-Odofin LGA, Lagos; his vision and creativity transformed Inagbe
Island into a whole new community offering world class relaxation and
recreational facilities; with this feat, he is set to increase the coun-
try's GDP through tourism, and reduce unemployment by providing direct
and indirect employment; and
WHEREAS, HIM is a Director on the Board of Imperial Homes Mortgage
Bank Limited, which is a leading National Mortgage Bank and former
subsidiary of one of the biggest banks in Africa; he is also a Director
at Fina Trust Microfinance Bank Limited, one of Nigeria's foremost
Microfinance Banks focusing on SMEs and micro credit facilities; and
WHEREAS, HIM is very passionate about people and their pursuit of
happiness; alongside his vibrant personality, he is very down to earth
and enjoys being in the midst of his workers; on March 7, 2015 he was
recipient of the prestigious NIDSA GOLD AWARD; and
WHEREAS, A grassroot fellow to the core, HIM's humility is second to
none; he has sponsored numerous less privileged children and youths in
his hometown of Ile-Ife and likewise in Lagos where he lives today; and
WHEREAS, HIM has contributed tremendously to the economic growth and
development of Nigeria, focusing on the creation of jobs for the unem-
ployed; he is currently an employer of more than 300 indigenous youths
at the Inagbe Cocowood Factory-Essential Homes Furniture brand; he has
over 450 direct employees and more than 3,000 indirect employees across
his various companies; and
WHEREAS, HIM is indeed a highly dignified man, fearless and daring, a
self-made man who not only has passion for his home town but for his
country as a whole; he has forged respectable alliances with some of the
most esteemed Royal fathers, leaders and kings of our time; and
WHEREAS, It is without doubt that the young Prince of Ile-Ife, through
his vision to impact the lives of everyone around him and his fervent
passion for humanity, has broken grounds as an investor in people and a
preservationist of the cultural heritage of his community; he is loved
and highly admired by the people of Ile-Ife and remains in tune with his
roots and tradition; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
welcome Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba, Dr. Adeyeye Enitan Ogun-
wusi, Ojaja II to the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporian Art of
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Brooklyn, New York; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba, Dr. Adeyeye Enitan
Ogunwusi, Ojaja II.


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