The Paramount ruler and Olugbo of Ugbo kingdom, Oba (Dr.) Frederick Enitiolorunda Obateru Akinruntan, has paid a visit to billionaire business mogul and politician, Dr. Jimoh Ibrahim at his country home in Igbotako, Okitipupa Local government area of Ondo State.
Oba Akinruntan, who was accompanied by his High Chiefs, also used the opportunity of the visit to inspect ongoing works at the site of the University of Fortune, the project of Jimoh Ibrahim that is opening up the serene and agrarian Igbotako community to unprecedented development.
Speaking at the palatial residence of Ibrahim, Oba Akinruntan congratulated him for deeming it fit to bring such a noble and laudable project as a university of higher learning to the area, adding that when people are knowledgeable they have been saved from the agony of illiteracy which berths poverty and lack.
Oba Akinruntan drew the attention of his host to the need for people to become knowledgeable about their history and culture, stressing that the need to correct some wrong impression about the skewed history of Yorubaland has prompted him to write a book
about the proper place of Ugbo in Yoruba history, which propagandists had attempted to sweep under the carpet.
While presenting his books to Ibrahim, Oba Akinruntan said Ugbo people to all intent and purpose are the owners of Ife as the reign of Obamakin Ugbomokun preceded the arrival of Oduduwa at Ile Ife, adding that it takes a fair and correct knowledge of traditional history of Yorubaland and culture to unravel this sacred fact.
At the inspection of the university, Oba Akinruntan praised Ibrahim for the project, noting that Ibrahim is investing huge capital not just in edifices or cash cow business this time round, but in a citadel of learning that will put Igbotako and Ikaleland and even the entire Ondo State on the world map.
Ibrahim thanked the royal father for the visit, saying he felt highly honoured by the visit of such an eminent royal father.
Ibrahim who has interest in finance, hospitality and real estate, among others, told his guest that the University of Fortune shall attract the best hands in the world of academics. He said the university shall produce graduates that will have not just a paper certificate, but quality potentials that will make them problem solvers and educated people that will impact very positively on the economy of Nigeria.