Tourism Commissioner Charges Youths On Traditional Foods

sikiru ayedunThe Special Adviser to the Governor on Home Affairs, Tourism and Culture, Mr. Oladipo Soyode, has charged youths to be eating traditional food to enable them live healthy instead of foreign food that has no nutritional value.

Mr. Soyode who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mrs. Olajumoke Bello gave this charge at Osogbo during the Traditional food Festival competition Organized for the food vendors in the State.

The Special Adviser reiterated the efforts of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola’s administration in bringing the aged long traditional food that have nutritional value to the door steps of the younger generation who may have lost real value of typical african food.

Also speaking at the event,the General Manager, Osun Tourism Board, Mr. Abiodun Balogun challenged the food vendors to be cooking real African food and make use of locust rather than modern maggi to allow the consumers feel the nutritional values.

Highlight of the event were the showcasing of Traditional food from Osogbo, Iwo, Ede, Ikirun, Ife, and Ijesha zones with food like: Iyan Ewu, Iyan Gbere, Eki, Sokun-Sokun, Dodo Ikire, akara Osu, Igbalo, Ojojo, Dele, Efo Ebolo, feregede, isapa, ogunmo, moin-moin, and a host of others.

At the end of the competition; Osogbo zone which comprises of Osogbo, Olorunda, orolu and ifelodun local Governments came first, Ikirun zone which comprises of Ifelodun, Boripe, Ila and odo-otin local governments came second while Iwo zone that comprises of Iwo, Ayedire, Ola-Oluwa, Ayedaade, Irewole and Isokan local governments came third.

Present at the Occasion were the Iyaloja of the State of Osun, Alhaja Awawu Asindemade, Directors and Staff of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Tourism and Culture and Osun Tourism Board.