Oba Ewuare II , the Oba of Benin, has paid Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, a visit on Saturday. The Oba arrived at the palace in Ile-Ife at 1:15pm with his chiefs and some dignitaries.
Prominent Ife traditional rulers like the Orangun of Ila and Oba Wahab Oyedotun were also at the palace to welcome the Benin Oba.
Security was beefed up around the Ooni’s Palace at Enuwa in Ile-Ife as an armoured personnel carrier, armed policemen and other security agents are stationed at the entrance to ensure that there is no security breach. Cultural troupes from Benin, entertainers and drummer from Ile-Ife started drumming, singing and dancing as early as 10:am inside the hall where Oba Ewuare was received.