In commemoration of this year’s International Monument and Sites Day, the management team and serving corpers in the Ministry of Information, Home Affairs, Tourism and Culture paid a courtesy visit
to the Palace of the Adagba of Iyanfoworogi and the Oduduwa groove both in Ile-Ife.
Speaking, the Adagba of Iyanfoworogi, Oba Adebolu Fatunmise Adegoke I called on the people not to neglect African beliefs and culture for the western religion saying culture is life and that culture is well established.
According to him, personality and culture are interwoven hence the Yoruba people have many deities led by the god called Olodumare while Ifa is the spiritual leader with his gift of prophecy to determine the destiny of the people.
Also speaking, the Obadio of Ife, Chief Farotimi Faloba at the Oduduwa Groove said the groove is the first palace of the Oduduwa as well as the first settlement.
Chief Faloba, who praised the governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola for his financial and spiritual support to make the groove more befitting and attractive to tourist also called on the government not to relent in ensuring that monuments and sites in Osun are well developed.
In her remarks, the Coordinating Director, Ministry of Information, Home Affairs, Tourism and Culture, Mrs Femi Webster Esho said the Governor, Ogbeni Aregbesola has not left anyone in doubt for his unalloyed support to the African belief and culture hence his administration has been magnanimous to tourism development