REPRESENTATION FROM OONI’S PALACE MAY BE ABSENT AT BURIAL SERVICES FOR CHIEF OLOKUN IGBARO

Ooni of Ife Alaiyeluwa Sijuade Okunade Olubuse II

Ooni of Ife Alaiyeluwa Sijuade Okunade Olubuse II

Word reaching the Editor in Chief of this site indicates that the delegation to represent the Ooni may not arrive in Republic Trinidad & Tobago for the funerary services and burial rites for Chief Olokun Igbaro Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson SC, OCC, TC former President and Prime Minister of the Republic Trinidad & Tobago.

Speaking with Balogun Agbaiye of International Council for Ifa Religion ( ICIR ) – Professor Idowu Odeyemi early this morning was Oloye Orawale Oranfe Oluto Alagba of Ajo ofuwa Ile Iere ati Ile Aloubera ( Council of Traditional Afrikan Chiefs of Trinidad & Tobago ) – Oloye Olakela Massetungi. it was learnt that at an audience with H.R.H Kabiyesii yesterday that problems were outlined as to why the representatives may be unable to attend ther funerary rites of Chief Olokun Igbaro A.N.R..Robinson former President and Prime Minister of Republic Trinidad & Tobago.

It was further learnt. that H.R.H. Kabiyesii Sijuade Okunade Olubuse II would send their message through the offices of His Excellency Musa John Jen High Commissioner of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to Republic Trinidad & Tobago.H.E  Musa John Jen 2

Meanwhile the Council of Traditional Afrikan Chiefs of Trinidad & Tobago have been engaged in discussions with the Protocols Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in an attempt to persuade the protocols personnel that the Council of Chiefs ought to be formally included as those with an opportunity to demonstrate their respects to a fellow Chief of African Traditions here in Republic Trinidad & Tobago.

It is the opinion of the Editors of this site that our National protocols ought to evolve to include representation from the African sector of our cosmopolitan society that include the ” dignitaries ” by African definitions in the protocols list of Republic Trinidad & Tobago. It would appear that the current People’s Partnership has embarked on redefinition of some of the previous colonial and post colonial paradigms of societal protocols of acceptance  and we see no reason why African definitions of dignity and appropriate

President International Council for Ifa Religion

President International Council for Ifa Religion

dress codes should not be included in these redefinitions.

The President of the International Council for Ifa Religion also took this opportunity to send his condolences to the family members of the late Chief Olokun Igbaro A. N. R.Robinson former President and Prime Minister of the Republic Trinidad & Tobago and to acknowledge his contributions to Trinidad & Tobago and International politics.

Professor Odeyemi also wished Ajo Ofuwa Ile Iere ati Ile Aloubera – The Council of Traditional Afrikan Chiefs of Trinidad & Tobago continued blessings of stability and growth and hoped that all will be well as we navigate our path in Republic Trinidad & Tobago.

In conclusion we hope that the State personnel organising the protocols for this event would honour Chief Olokun Igbaro by proving the opportunity for fellow Chiefs, countrymen and citizens to participate in his official send off to the  Great Beyond.

 

7 responses to “REPRESENTATION FROM OONI’S PALACE MAY BE ABSENT AT BURIAL SERVICES FOR CHIEF OLOKUN IGBARO

  1. Shangofunmilayo Baptiste

    I am trusting that the Council of Traditional Afrikan Chiefs of Trinidad and Tobago are formally included in the events to pay respect to Chief Olokun Igbaro in his send off to the Great Beyond.

    • yorubasacredsciencecentre

      Alaafia! E k’abo Shangofunmilayo Baptiste for visiting our site and taking time to read some of the information here. We are happy that you are interested enough to leave us your comment. As we speak The Council of Traditional Afrikan Chiefs have not been formally invited to be part of the funerary rites. COTACTT IS CURRENTLY LIAISING with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Protocols Division, who we assume are handling the Protocol arrangements for persons invited and attending the funeral services. We hope that these protocol officers are considerate and sensitive enough to discern the possible insult to the African community should they fail to formally invite the participation of the Council of Traditional Afrikan Chiefs of Trinidad & Tobago. Once again thanks for your comment. Oloye Orawale Oranfe

  2. I share the sentiments of agba Shangofunmilayo on this issue.May the Council of Traditional African Chiefs be cited to represent the Orisha communities at the ceremony as we call on Orunmila and the Ancestors to participate in the union of all interletcual minds involvd for the greater good.

    • yorubasacredsciencecentre

      Adupe lopolopo Ayoka Kirton for visiting our site. E k’abo! May you find enlightenment here. May you find the opportunity to both learn and teach; receive and share. We thank you for reading our article and taking time to make your opinions known. We continue to pray that all shrines and interest parties in the local Orisa community in Republic Trinidad & Tobago will support the Council of Traditional Afrikan Chiefs of Trinidad & Tobago in it’s efforts to be one of the mediums of communication between our community and other communities outside of our sacred science practices. Once again thanks for your positive prayer and intentions. Do visit us again. Oloye Orawale Oranfe

  3. prince Adewale Laoye

    Bravo!e ku ise o,isese o ni baje o.Ire o!

    • yorubasacredsciencecentre

      Alaafia! E k’abo! Welcome Prince Adewale Laoye to our site. Thank youi for taking time to read our articles anf for leaving your congratulations and comment. Mo wari fun Isese o! Isese a gbe wa o! Aase!. Oloye Orawale Oranfe

  4. This is beautiful. I want to congratulate the people responsible for this site to continue to do the works of the ancestors and may Shango give you all the blessings and Orunmila will show you the way.

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