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Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Oyo Govt To Unveil Tourism Blueprint

Oyo State Government is to reveal  its blueprint for the development of tourism sector, so as to further drive the economy of the state.

The State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun stated this in Ibadan during an interview on the State broadcasting service.

According to him , “the State Government has a blueprint on tourism which will be revealed to Oyo people and the country soon.

He said through the blueprints, actions would be deployed to achieve the economic goals and development as outlined in the Oyo State Roadmap for Sustainable Development 2023-2027. 

Olatubosun commended Governor Seyi Makinde’s commitment towards the promotion of tourism for sustainable development in the Omituntun 2.0 agenda.

Olatubosun highlighted the various developmental approaches that would be adopted in promoting and prioritizing Natural Heritage, as a propagation of Culture, Tourism in the State, there by attracting investors from all nooks and crannies.

“There is a new ministry called Culture and Tourism; this shows the commitment of the state government in line with the governor’s Roadmap for Sustainable Development 2023-2027", he added 

“The endowment in this state, in this sector is unbelievable. We are richly blessed with potentials", Olatubosun said 

The Commissioner explained that the potential in the tourism sector could be explored by approaching Development Agencies interested in investing in culture to seek opportunities for collaboration, also attract Public-Private Partnership (PPP) within and outside the shores of the Nation.

"Oyo State houses One Hundred and Sixty Eight Tourist Sites, amongst which we have: The Bowers Tower in Ibadan, also the Ancient  Ibadan Cultural Centre, Sogidi Lake in Aawe, Oyo, Iyamapo in Igbeti, Iyake Suspended Lake in Ado-Awaye and other Monuments/Historic Sites.

He said some of the identified key tourist sites are currently being inspected in partnership with invited investors, and plans to refurbish moribund art facilities in a space of one year is already in progress.

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