What all civilized, high-minded and noble leadership can do is to continuously work for, assiduously preach peaceful and fruitful cooperation among different peoples who find themselves on the same boat. The supposed 1820 arrival of the Hausa in Ile-Ife even if earlier, cannot change the dynamics of ownership. Ife is a Yoruba home and all non-Yoruba living there will not and cannot become YORUBA and must understand and be guided in their cohabitation by the psychology of a tenant visitor and passerby. The land of the Yoruba – their homeland from Lagos to Ogori Magongo are not, WILL never be TERRA NULLIUS!
For such a brilliant person, the world of books in every aspect has always been her love, and an American education in Library Studies where she added a Masters in Library Studies to her educational qualifications. Even today, she still makes time for the International Board of Books for Youth among many socio-cultural ad educational organizations to which she belongs.
Apart from her academic doctorate, Mrs. Adetowun Ogunseye, married to late Professor Ayo Ogunseye, an economist whose academic home was also the UI, holds multiple honorary degrees principal among which is the D.Litt. by UI, the institution where she had her academic career in the Library School.
The establishment of Abadina Media Resource center at the University of Ibadan as a library and learning center for children and youth will forever be a testimony to Ogunseye’s love of books and her desire to pass such a love to generations yet unborn. It is internationally-recognized and is, perhaps, one of her outstanding accomplishments in a crowded field of many.