Aregbesola Urges Support For Tourism


OSUN State governor, Rauf Aregbesola, yesterday attended this year edition of Osun Osogbo festival, and called on stakeholders to give maximum support to the annual festival to enhance the promotion of cultural essence and development of tourism industry. The governor expressed satisfaction that the expected economic potentials of the festival had begun to manifest in various sectors of the economy. The presence of the governor at the festival electrified the event, as many socio-cultural groups, including the Oranmiyan Worldwide, Oodua People’s Congress and others joined to add colour to the annual festival. The governor was accompanied by top administration officials, including the deputy governor, Mrs. Grace Titi Laoye-Tomori, Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti and many others. Addressing the large crowd of people that graced the event, Aregbesola said: “We as government would not relent to tap the benefits inherent in the tourism industry in order to enhance rapid development of our state.