By Abimbola Bamgbose 

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has expressed the readiness of his administration to make the Ojude Oba festival a global event.

The governor, who made the remark the 2024 Ojude Oba Festival held at Awujale Pavilion in Ijebu-Ode, noted that the festival had grown from a mere gathering of Ijebu people to an event that attract both national and global audience.

According to the governor, the festival which had become a tourist attraction symbolized and reflected the collective unity of Ijebu known for hard work, perseverance and industry.

 Prince Abiodun observed the event created opportunities for advancement and brought about socio-economic development not only to Ijebu axis, but also the state as a whole.

While thanking President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for showing interest in expanding the festival, especially to include it in the UNESCO’s world cultural heritage, governor Abiodun emphasised that his administration was committed to providing the conducive environment in the state for business to thrive.

The Minister of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy, Honourable Hannatu Musa Musa-Musawa, who was represented by Mr. Ben Ugo, said her ministry was working towards promoting and preserving cultural heritage of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration with the creation of economic expansion to the tune of 100 billion dollars

He acknowledged the cultural diversity of Nigerians, noting that the federal government is working towards making the country a cultural hub in year 2030.

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