Osun Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Hon. Adebisi Obawale has charged stakeholders to assist in the development of Yoruba Culture so as to rescue it from total collapse.
Obawale gave the charge during a courtesy visit made to his office by the Staff of Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) Osogbo. He applauded Governor Adegboyega Oyetola for ensuring that Yoruba Culture development becomes his priority as he has never relented in his efforts to ensure its sustainability in terms of History of Yoruba land, Tourism sites such as Ile Ifa Agbaye, Oranmiyan Staff (Opa Oranmiyan), Ile Asa among others.
He stated further that Osun suppose to be a Mecca and Jerusalem in Nigeria in which everybody from all walks of life will like to visit all the time because of its Tourism attractions.
” We want to develop Osun in the area of Tourism attractions so that it will become a Mecca and Jerusalem which people will come to visit from every part of the World”.
He further explained that, researches have shown that there are Cultures that are dead and there are some that are still alive.
He also disclosed that the process of enacting laws on Culture and Tourism to protect all Cultural Centers is on going and strategic plans to promote all Tourism sites in the State are in top gear which will soon be concluded.
While speaking, the Coordinating Director in the Ministry, Mr Samuel Adeniyi appreciated NTA for support given to the Ministry by promoting Culture in the State.
Speaking earlier, the NTA Head of Marketing, Mr Monday Ocheli pledged support for the Ministry on Culture promotion stating that, that is why a channel called “Ikanni Oodua” is been put in place.
Present at the meeting were the Manager News in the Medium, Mr Segun Lawole, General Manager, Tourism Board, Mr Tayo Ogundeji, Director Tourism Board, Mrs Toyin Ajayi among others.