Twins Festival: Great tourism potential in Igboora- Olu of Igboora
Igbo-ora one of the towns that make up Ibarapa land in Oyo state has played host to people from all walks of life for this year’s edition of World Twins festival .
Despite the downpour, Methodist Grammar School playground, venue of the festival was a sight to behold with over six hundred sets of twins in attendance.
In his welcome address, the Olu of Igboora, Oba Jimoh Titiloye implored the state government to make Igboora a tourist centre. Describing twins as special gifts, he said the town is noted for producing about 158 sets of twins per 1000 children born, adding that nearly every household in Igboora has multiple births.
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state who was represented by Dr. Saubana Muraina, member of the House of Representatives promised to encourage and promote tourism in Oyo state.
The Alaafin of Oyo Oba Lamidi Adeyemi in his remarks advised people to eat more of local delicacies as they are nourishing and also responsible for the high production of twins in Igboora .