House Urges FG To Include Igbo-Ora Town On UNESCO World Heritage Centres List

The House of Representatives has urged the federal government of Nigeria to include Igbo-Ora town in Oyo state on the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Centres.

The House also urged the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to accord Igbo Ora town being the world twins capital the status of World Heritage Centre.

The resolutions followed the adoption of a motion sponsored by Hon. Muraina Ajibola at plenary.

Moving the motion, Ajibola said the House was aware that Igbo-Ora, a town in Ibarapa axis of Oyo State in the south-west has the highest annual twinning rates in the world, with an annual twinning rate of 50 twins per 1000 births.

The lawmaker said, “Cognisant that UNESCO recognises Sukur Cultural Landscape, Adamawa State; Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove, Osun State; Oban Hills, Cross River State; Oke-Idanre Hill, Ondo State; Ogbunike Caves, Anambra State; Aloklkom Monoliths, Cross River State; Ancient Kano Walts, Kano State; Gashaka-Gumpti National Park, Taraba State; Arochukwu Long Juju Slave Rute, Abia State, and Surame Cultural Landscape/ Sokoto State as the 10 World Heritage Sites in Nigeria, but only Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grooove and Sukur Cultural Landscape have been accorded the Status of World Heritage Centers by UNESCO.

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