The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has empowered no fewer than 2,000 fashion designers at his Palace in Ile-Ife on Monday.
The effort is in tandem with the 11-point agenda of the Ooni to assist the less privileged in society.
The empowerment programme was executed through his Ojaja Philanthropist Initiative.
While speaking at the empowerment programme at his Palace, the Royal Father said he was happy for setting the pace, he commended Trophy International Breweries, Ilesa, for sponsoring the Ojaja Philanthropist’s Initiatives.
The Oni said he was always motivated to do more when assisting the less privileged with the hope of giving them a brighter future.
“Am very fulfilled and happy today for what gives me oxygen is to be helping the downtrodden, both in academics and non-academics.
“Am always excited when I see all impossibility becoming possible, as the downtrodden were lifted and seeing that indeed there’s hope for the hopeless.
“We have different vocational schools, under the umbrella of Ojaja philanthropist’s initiatives, one of which is the Ojaja fashion training schools from which almost 2,000 students are graduating.
“We are doing this to prepare them for a brighter future, for no one knows what they will achieve in their lives, some will become president, governors, among others,” he said.
He urged well-meaning Nigerians to emulate this good gesture by using their wealth on the needy, saying that government alone cannot do it, but all hands must be on deck to assist the citizens.
“You can work alone, but you cannot enjoy your wealth alone, impacting people’s lives would indeed edify God and purify the society,” Ooni stated.
Mr. Adewole Lawal, the Corporate Affairs Manager of Trophy International breweries, Ilesa, lauded the Ooni for prioritizing the future of the youths by empowering them in various ways.