The Ooni of Ife, HRM Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, CFR, has hailed the appointment of Otunba Biodun Ajiboye as the Executive Secretary of National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO).

The revered monarch described Ajiboye’s commitment to re-enacting cultural values in Nigeria as one that is characterized by vision, diligence, and steadfast dedication towards advancing the cultural landscape of the country.

In a letter sent to the NICO boss and personally signed by His Imperial Majesty, the Ooni felicitated with Otunba Ajiboye on what he described as a well-deserved appointment from President Bola Tinubu, GCFR. The revered monarch stated that with Ajiboye’s robust cultural background as a Yoruba High Chief with admirable commitment to the promotion of Nigerian nay African cultures and traditions, he is confident that the Institute under his watch will reach new heights of significance and impact that will enrich our collective understanding of heritage, tradition and cultural identity.

The letter, according to Caleb Nor, Media Assistant to the NICO boss, reads: “In the realm of cultural enlightenment and spiritual stewardship, I write on behalf of the Yoruba and entire Oduduwa race globally, to felicitate with you and our race on your appointment as the Executive Secretary of the National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO).

“Your journey to this esteemed position is marked not only by your profound dedication but also by your remarkable versatility across diverse domains. As a distinguished fellow of the Advertising Regulatory Council of Nigeria (ARCON), you have consistently demonstrated your acumen in the intricacies of communication and cultural representation. Your contributions to the field of advertising have not only been noteworthy but also transformative, shaping narratives and perceptions with finesse and creativity.

“Moreover, your affiliation with the Chartered Institute of Administration stands as a testament to your unwavering pursuit of professional mastery. Through your membership, you have not only expanded your knowledge but also exemplified the values of leadership and integrity that are integral to the Institute’s ethos”.

While expressing gratitude to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, for the honour done to the Yoruba race, the Ooni urged Otunba Ajiboye to remain a model in exemplary leadership and one with unwavering commitment to professional excellence.

His imperial majesty eagerly looks forward to an Ajiboye tenure at NICO that is marked by trademark success, innovation, and positive transformation.

The new NICO boss holds the traditional title of Otunba Muwagun of Oro Kingdom in Yoruba land.