His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja ll donated the sum of ₦10million to the Postgraduate School of the University of Lagos during its 2015/16 Annual Lecture and launch of the Postgraduate Trust Fund held at the Main Auditorium of the university.
The Chairman of the occasion and pioneer Managing Director of GTBank, Mr Fola Adeola, said research at the postgraduate level was a necessary ingredient in any endeavour geared towards the development of any society.
While delivering the annual lecture entitled “Redefining the Role of Traditional Institutions for National Development”, Ooni Ogunwusi said it was time for traditional rulers to lead by example. He said the time had passed when traditional rulers intimidated and molested their subjects, even going as far as forcefully taking women as wives and concubines.
“I am honoured to be here to talk about an issue I’m very passionate about,” he said. “It is time to live by example. We, as traditional rulers, must show the world that we can work together and make this place a better place. It is very important for leaders to have compassionate feelings towards their people. Such a leader will never be forgotten.”
“Kings are not made; they are born. I consider myself privileged to be chosen by the King of kings to be in this position, this exalted throne respected all over the world,”
“Civilisation started from the black race, everything was already here, including democracy. ‘They’ worked upon it, and improved upon it. Ifa is the custodian of every knowledge.”
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Rahamon Bello, stated that the fund “would be used to assist indigent postgraduate students who are desirous of carrying out their research bench work within or outside the country.”