Osun State Government has reaffirmed its unwavering commitment to preserving the state’s rich cultural heritage saying it has shown its commitment to using culture and tourism to stimulate the state’s economy since its inception on November 27, 2022.
At the culmination of the Iwude Ijesa Festival 2023 , Governor Ademola Adeleke made the pledge while speaking with Journalists at the grand finale of the epoch making event held at the Owa Obokun’s Palace, Ereja Square, Ilesa.
While explaining that utmost priority would be given to traditional values and Culture, the Governor who was represented by the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Honourable
Ojo Fafa Abiodun stressed that it is important to promote cultural heritage both inside the state and to the rest of the globe.
“Our Culture is very essential to us, it shows what we are and it is a source of our identification”
He said Osun rich cultural heritage would rule victorious over the globe since tourism was a key component of the developmental programme of Governor Ademola Adeleke.
Honourable Ojo Fafa Abiodun was certain that they would continue to boost tourism and other cultural pursuits saying that the Iwude Ijesa Festival is crucial to foster cultural heritage both within and outside of the state adding that the history, customs, and values of the Ijesa community are reflected in its cultural legacy, which is a priceless resource.
“We will continue to support Iwude-Ijesa, the Committee in Charge and particularly the custodian, Owa Obokun Adimula of Ijesaland, we will continue to do our best because it is a two in two affair and we will continue to work hand in hand”
Honourable Ojo Fafa Abiodun extended his congratulations to the Owa Obokun Adimula, His Imperial Majesty, Alayeluwa Oba ( Dr) Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran and the entire Sons and Daughters of Ijesaland just as he asked for continuous prayers for the success of Governor Ademola Adeleke’s administration.