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Osun partners USA village in cultural tourism

By Gbenga Olarinoye

Osogbo—Osun State is said to be on the track of becoming a world class tourists destination with the state government’s determination to reposition tourism in the state and the cooperation with Oyotunji African Village, Sheldon, South Carolina, USA in culture and heritage tourism.

The Ambassador to the Crown and Kingdom of Oyotunji African Village, South Carolina, USA, Rotimi Vaughan, made the statement in Osogbo, during the accreditation of the Osun State Government delegates to the ongoing Oyotunji National Celebrations of Arts,Culture and Heritage Tourism, USA, 2017.

According to Vaughan, who was earlier presented with the state government’s formal letter confirming its full partnering and participation in the historic festival, the event will again put both Oyotunji Village and State of Osun on the world map.

He also added that Osun  State has huge tourist attraction sites such as natural locations, historical objects, modern constructed international standard facilities with unique local blend that can attract tourists from far and near.

“Osun is favourably blessed in terms of huge culture and tourism deposits that can attract both local and foreign tourists. There are mountains, ranches, world class museums, art galleries, waterfalls and other eco-tourism centres. I must commend the present administration for creating an enabling environment for tourism business to grow in the state,” he said.

Reacting, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Tourism, Hon. Taiwo Oluga, reassured of the present administration’s commitment in making the state a tourism hub of international standard.

 


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