The Ooni of Ife, Enitan Ogunwusi has on Friday officially unveiled the 42ft Moremi Ajasoro statues, built behind the palace of Ooni. In a statement posted on social media, the Ooni expressed joy, saying that the project is the first its kind to be 100% indigenously constructed.
Today as we officially unveil the tallest statue in Nigeria, the Moremi Ajasoro statue, the goddess of liberty. Who successfully established the legacy of "what a man can do a woman can do better", the greatest African heroine of liberty.
I am proud to say that this project is the first of its kind to be 100% indigenously constructed. All the materials used were sourced locally and traceable to several local government areas in Nigeria.
The statue was constructed by youths, they are the greatest accessories needed for the development of any nation and must be given priority. Nigerian & African youths are naturally endowed. And with the level of their education or training undergone, they are the materials needed to develop this country and Africa.
It surprises me that our governments across Africa still encourage capital flights by always giving the jobs to the foreigners. At the expense of our youths several of whom are more qualified and competent to do the job.
I want to stress that Africa has the man power that can create, construct, and build standard and original goods. I therefore appeal to the governments in Africa to empower the youths and give them the chance to display their capacities.