We have good evidence to believe that Igbo race migrated from Ile-Ife — Ooni of Ife
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, says there are documented evidence that shows the Igbo race migrated from Ile-Ife, Osun State.
The monarch made the statement while challenging Nigerian academias to properly document the history of Yoruba race rather than relying on jaundiced history.
He said proper documentation will not only foster unity but reveal the ties across ethnic groups, saying evidence showed that the Igbo race migrated from Ile-Ife.
Speaking with newsmen at his palace in Ife, he said: “We have good evidence to believe that Igbo race has its roots here in Ile-Ife.
There is Ile-Igbo here in the palace which was not a recent creation but has been existing here for decades. For this and many other reasons, I believe we need proper documentation of our history.
We are not involving government in this project so that we can just place all the facts together, we must write our history properly and put things the right way for the coming generations.”