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By Trek Africa Newspaper

Ooni of Ife, Arole Oduduwa His Imperial Majesty, Olofin Adimula, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja 11, CFR




The Arole Oduduwa His Imperial Majesty Olofin Adimula Oba Enitan Adeyeye
Ogunwusi Ojaja 11, CFR, has accepted to lead other traditional rulers in the country to the 2nd UYOTA Royal Agric Investment and Youth Empowerment Tour to Thailand.

The tour which is coming up on the 4th – 14th, November 2023 and the decision is in consonance with consultation and collaboration with relevant stakeholders and partners both at home and in the Diaspora.

According to the organiser of the tour, Princess Amb. Mrs. Afoma Adigwe founder, Uplifting Youths Through Agriculture (UYOTA) explained that the essence of the programme is for the
Upliftment Youths Through Agriculture ( UYOTA), an affiliate of Uplifting Women
Through Farming (UWTF) wishes to unveil their Royal Agriculture  Investment Tour to Thailand.

Ooni of Ife, Arole Oduduwa His Imperial Majesty, Olofin Adimula, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja 11, CFR


In his response to the Founder and also the members of the UYOTA delegation, who pay a courtesy visit to his Palace, Arole Oduduwa commended the leader, Princess Adigwe and the members of her team for their efforts to Uplifting Youths Through Agriculture of this Country Nigeria.

Ooni expressed  his willingness to accept the invitation requesting him to lead other traditional rulers and stakeholders in the agricultural sector to participate in the 2nd UYOTA Royal Agric. Investment tour slated for 4th-14th of November 2023.

Ooni who told the visitors in his palace  that the project is align with his  involvement, contribution and investment in the agricultural sector particularly as it remains the most viable tool for a long-lasting economic prosperity added, “Among others, the fastest growing Ojaja Pan African Fams Limited is one of my initiatives with which women and youths are wooed into participating in agriculture and I am proud to say that we have achieved a lot of success in this regard.”


Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi explained further to  the team during their visit to the  palace ,that he is  aware of Thailand’s prowess in agriculture and a trip like this will go a long way in advancing our  country.
Ooni also  wish the entire UYOTA team an all-round success as they all look forward to a rewarding trịp to Thailand.

Princess Afoma had earlier in her speech told the Royal Father  that her visit to Kingdom of Thailand in 2008 where she was taken on a tour of the Late  Monarch’s Royal Chitralada Agricutural projects, tailored towards rendering skill acquisition programmes for members of his royal communities.

Princess Afoma explained further that Thailand trip availed her with new agricultural techniques that could help in educating women and youths in Nigeria, adding that she was also moved by the involvement of the late Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej in supporting the government of Thailand through agriculture.

This experience buoyed her commitment to share the idea with selected Royal Fathers in Nigeria in order to emulate and replicate the Thai Royal projects.
This could not only improve the lives of their subjects, but also give a practical approach towards eradicating poverty in the socicty.

She said in view of the fact that the Royal Fathers are the custodians of landed property in their various communities, they could organise skills acquisition programmes, especially in agriculture, to utilize the control they have over the lands in their communities and thereby creating employment and self-reliance for the youths.

Mrs Adigwe also said that the idea is centered on how Nigeria can improve on local production while concentrating on food security as well as promoting Royal ties between the two countries.

The Founder stated that this can  create a synergy and collaboration with UYOTA and Nigerian Government on Agricultural projects.
Which the Royal Fathers will by this tour enmbrace Agriculture in its totality, to emulate and replicate Thailand’s Royal Chitralada projects, and to also encourage and empower the
women and youths within their different communities to go into agriculture.

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