As the world prepares for the celebration of this year world Tourism Day, the entire Ado Awaye community have concluded plans to bestow the prestigious award of a performing governor on the Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde.
This was disclosed by the Alado of Ado Awaye, Oba Revd Olugbile Ademola Folakanmi Makuledoye II while speaking with newsmen on the activities lined up to celebrate the World Tourism Day 2021 in the State.
Oba Folakanmi disclosed that the community took the decision to Honour the governor having taken into cognisance the governor’s genuine interest in grassroot development including the Ado Awaye community and its environs.
According to him, “we deem it fit to appreciate the governor for massive development of infrastructure especially good road network in every nook and cranny of the state including Ado Awaye. You will recall that His Excellency has reconstructed the Moniya-Iseyin road. This road has made it easier for travelers from Ibadan to Oke Ogun area to have smooth trip to and fro.”
“Similarly, he has commenced the rehabilitation of Oyo-Iseyin road which happened to be Federal road. This road links Oke Ogun towns altogether and by the time the rehabilitation completes, it will further boost our economy in the region and restoration of electricity which had hitherto, remained an illusion to the community before Governor Makinde came on board.”
“All these and many more which the governor has committed to, has given us concern that we are so blessed to have a governor that is performing and therefore, worthy of being honoured with this prestigious award so as to appreciate and motivate him to do more.” The monarch disclosed.
Others that are expected to be honoured alongside Governor Makinde for contributing meaningfully to promotion of tourism development in the State include the Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Debo Ogundoyin, Secretary to the Oyo State government, Mrs Olubamiwo Adeosun, Chief of staff to the Governor, Hon. Segun Ogunwuyi, Special Adviser to Oyo State Governor on Culture and Tourism, Hon. Akeem Ademola Ige.
Others are Honourable Adeola Bamidele and Isiaka Kazeem, members of Oyo State House of Assembly, Vice Chairman, Oyo State Tourism Board, Mogaji Abass Oloko, Senior Special Assistant to Ekiti State Governor on Culture, Tourism and Arts Development, Mr Wale Ojo-Lanre and others.
Royal fathers in Oke Ogun that will grace the occasion include the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi who will equally receive Royal father award, the Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Abdulganiyu Adekunle Ologunebi and others.
Other activities expected during the ceremony according to the Monarch, Oba Folakanmi include sensitization programme through inter-bike ride parade in Oke Ogun community on 26th September, 2021, Public lecture with the theme: Tourism for Inclusive Growth, to be delivered by Engr Dotun Sanusi, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Ilaji Hotels & Sports Resort which is aimed at orientating the people on the importance of tourism in economic development; a short drama sketch to be performed by notable drama group and local musicians called ‘Afin Group’.
Furthermore, a book titled: Iyake Suspended Lake, the pride of Africa will be launched while Ado Awaye Tourism Ambassadors will also be appointed as part of the activities slated for Monday 27th September, 2021.