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The empire was divided into kingdoms all of which owed allegiance to him.He was the first Alafin of Oyo and one the kings of Benin in which his lineage are still ruling the empire up to this present day.An obelisk called Oranmiyan staff was erected on the spot where he was believed to have been buried.It is a 5.18m stone column (an about 4-feet square at the base), which is believed to have been the walking stick of Oranmiyan.
Any newly ordained king in Ile Ife and environs collects his staff of office in the groove.On entering the shrine, the staff could be seen just about 40 feet away.It has a square shaped elevated demarcation made with stones. On the left is a small grove with tall trees shielding it from visitors.Lawrence Omidiora, an Ife indigene, acted as a guide on the tour of the shrine.“Opa Oranmiyan symbolizes the essence of Ile Ife, first as the traditional source of the Yoruba people because Oranmiyan is a descendant of Oduduwa, the progenitor of the Yoruba race. “As at the time the other Yoruba towns were being established, Oranmiyan played a prominent role in the establishment of traditional rulership in these new locations in Yorubaland.