In News by stephen abiodun on the 27th, September, 2020

Olojo Pageant: Authorities Prioritising Tourism For Big Financial Beneficial properties – Oyetola

Olojo Festival: Government Prioritising Tourism For Huge Economic Gains - Oyetola

…set to construct world-class museum, heritage centre in Osun

State of Osun Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Saturday, restated his administration’s dedication to prioritising tourism for big financial beneficial properties and fast improvement of the State.

That is additionally because the Governor disclosed plans by the administration to construct a world-class museum and cultural Centre within the State.

Oyetola assured that his authorities is absolutely conscious of the ample alternatives inherent within the preservation and promotion of the State’s heritage and tourism.

He stated authorities is resolved to prioritise the tourism sector as one of many financial pillars to drive the State’s economic system.

He described as big the contributions of tradition and tourism infrastructure to the financial improvement of the State and as a overseas trade earner, including that authorities would go away no stone unturned to make sure that such contributions are maximally harnessed.

The Governor, who spoke throughout the 2020 Olojo Pageant held within the palace of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, disclosed that the administration was already making stringent efforts to construct a sustainable tourism business within the State by means of collaboration with native and worldwide companions, a few of whom had indicated intentions to collaborate with the federal government, following the convocation of the Osun Financial and Funding Summit held in November final 12 months.

“A number of weeks in the past, a workforce of traders and monetary Establishments visited the State and had been impressed by its huge human, cultural and pure sources after going spherical a few of our vacationer points of interest.

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“They’ve subsequently expressed their willingness and robust dedication to develop our tourism points of interest to World Class Locations. We’re vigorously pursuing these potential traders to make sure that our dream of constructing Osun a tourism and funding haven is achieved.

“To additional present our dedication to the preservation and promotion of our roots, Ile-Ife, the State Authorities has determined to determine a novel and World Class edifice – the Yoruba Museums And Heritage Centre – to showcase our distinctive tradition, custom, heritage and experiences to the globe and create an enormous marketplace for the State.

“We’re comfortable to have an Ooni who shares our dream that Olojo Pageant ought to be of vacationer and industrial values and never a mere avenue for celebrations and merry making,” Governor Oyetola added.

The Governor was accompanied to the occasion by the Chairman, State of Osun All Progressives Congress (APC), Prince Gboyega Famodun; the Chief Whip, Osun Home of Meeting, Hon. Tunde Olatunji; Commissioner for Tradition and Tourism, Dr. Obawale Adebisi; Commissioner for Residence Affairs, Mr. Tajudeen Lawal; Commissioner for Schooling, Mr. Folorunso Bamisayemi; Commissioner for Youth and Sports activities, Mr. Yemi Lawal; and Particular Adviser to the Governor on Schooling, Mr. Jamiu Olawumi, amongst others.

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