“Ooni of Ife is my Mentor who I call my Small god” Hon. Kehinde Bankole



•Calls for Constitutional Review and Restructuring
•Reveals plan to unveil new building project in Lagos


Renowned Business magnate and Politician, Hon. Kehinde Alex Bankole who is also the CEO/ MD of KAB Constructions reveals his plan to unveil one of his latest building project in Lagos; also he sheds more light on his relationship with the Ooni of Ife, Oba Babatunde Adeyeye Eniitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II while also discussing his thoughts on the recent ENDSARS protest and it’s implications in Nigeria.


This he revealed during a media parley with journalist in Lagos on the 30th of October, 2020. Addressing the media, Hon. Kehinde Bankole stated that the recent ENDSARS protest in various parts of Nigeria is an indication that the Nigerian Youths who are called lazy are no more lazy.


In his words, “it’s a clear cut statement from the populace that they have woken up to the fact that the Nigerian Political Ruling Class has failed them and there’s a need for a swift and prompt redress of the abnormalities in the Nigerian realities”
He stated that it’s a good sight to finally see the youths wake up from their slumber as the Nigerian Political Ruling Class have done so little to advance their course.
While praising them, he however condemned the activities of a few among them who seized the opportunity to hijack the peaceful protest to cause the wanton destruction of properties in many part of the nation.


He explained that the activities of these few unscrupulous elements is a testament of the failure of the Political Ruling Class to see to their welfare. In his words,” the few ones who hijacked the process are products of bad governance in Nigeria, the Yoruba will always say that failure to train your child, will see to it that the child sells off your prized assets”.


Hon. Kehinde Bankole stated that it is quite sad seeing the various reports of Palliatives been uncovered in various warehouse across the country. He added that these Palliatives were meant to be given out free of charge to the masses to cushion the ravaging effects of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.


Also while addressing the need for restructuring in Nigeria and a need to amend the 1999 constitution in Nigeria, he explained that recent happenings in the nation has laid more emphasis on the need to put in proactive measures to secure the future of the nation as a sovereign and united entity.


According to him, “ the political ruling class must go back to the drawing board to fix the various ills within the Nigerian system. This is a time when people must come together and ensure that the obnoxious 1999 constitution which has been giving us various problems is fixed. This is a good avenue for us to realize that this country may not be able to continue like this unless it’s restructured.”


He added that it’s quite sorry to see our current political ruling class come to power using restructuring to campaign only for them to turn a blind eye to it when they got the mandate.


Also speaking on his relationship with the Ooni of Ife, Oba Babatunde Adeyeye Eniitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II he explained that the highly revered monarch is a special person to him and his family. To him, the relationship between him and the Ooni is that of a father and son which is well over a decade.


In his words,” it’s one which is about mentorship and tutelage which has really rubbed off well on me. I call him my small god as I cannot tell you enough what he has done for me and what he is doing for me. He is the only living soul who I can ever call a mentor.”


He added that the Ooni of Ife is the kind of person who goes the extra mile to put others before himself.

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