Ooni of Ife Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, his wife and entourage visited Canada on a royal working visit to partake in diplomatic events and unveil developmental and and Yoruba Cultural programs with a view to strengthening the relationship between Nigeria and Canada-based South-West indigenes.
On Monday, August 12th, 2019 in the afternoon, Brampton City Mayor Patrick Brown and members of council hosted a reception for the Ooni of Ife and his wife after a flag exchange ceremony took place inside council chambers. The Nigerian National flag flew in front of the City Hall alongside the Canadian National flag and Brampton City flags.
Later in the night of Monday, August 12th, 2019 Yoruba Community Association (YCA) in Toronto held a hearty and joyous reception in honour of Ooni Ife in which different Yoruba associations and groups performed cultural shows to welcome the OOni of Ife.
Ibadan Descendants Development Union (IDDU) in Canada showcased its talent at the YCA reception for Ooni through Ibadan songs and eulogy of Ooni of Ife.
Both the IDDU and Yoruba President also pay visit to the Ooni of Ife where he resides.
Ibadan Descendants Development Union (IDDU) Canada is a not-for profit, social-cultural and philanthropic organization which provides a common platform through which Ibadan city indigenes of Nigeria in Canada come together as one body to achieve common goals and objectives.
IDDU consists of members with different specializations, educational qualifications and life experiences. Our vision at IDDU is to be the leading social-cultural and philanthropic organization in Canada.
Ibadan, capital city of Oyo state, Nigeria, located on seven hills, Oke Padre, Oke Ade, Oke Bola, Oke Mapo, Oke Are, Oke Sapati, Oke Mokola. It is one of the most populous cities in the country.
Ibadan is an important commercial centre. Virtually every street and corner in the traditional core and the inner suburbs of the city is a market square or stall. Within the city there are many markets. The largest daily market stretches in a belt from the railway station in the west to the centre of the city and is Ibadan’s commercial core.
IDDU supports new immigrants to Canada, by providing the logistics such as clothing materials and foods. Our organization also provide resources that will quickly help the new immigrants to integrate into the Canadian culture, and also support in job searching.
Shelters across Ontario experienced surge in the number of people in need of food, cloth, and a space to sleep. IDDU donated foods and clothes to the Working Women Community Centre to be distributed to the less privileged in the community.