‘The Eguns in Badagry Are Part Of Awori’, Onifako of Ifako
The Onifako of Ifako, Oba Oyeyinka Taofeek Fatunsi Obawole was the guest at the Hebron 95.9 Fm early morning program today where he addressed some issues relating to his ancestral lineage and the extension of Awori territories in Lagos and Ogun state.
Fielding questions from the anchor, HRH Oba Taofeek Obawole said Ifako is an Awori land and has been in existence for over 300 years. He said that the foremost Ifako man, Obawole was an Ota indigene and also doubled as the Badaa of Ota.
Explaining the territorial coverage of the Aworis, he explained that Awori owns most part of Lagos, even up to the Badagry axis of the state where the Eguns are settled, except for Epe which belongs to the Ijebus.
Responding to questions by a caller who called in to the program on his advice to the Owus who illegally install monarchs on Awori land, and also to the Aworis whom the Owus are oppressing on their own land, he advised the Aworis, especially indigenes of Ota to teach their children their history, adding that it will go a long way to raising the consciousness of the child to where he belongs. Also, he warned the Owus to desist from act of oppression so that their children will not be at the mercy of venomous history from their host.