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I’ll Drive Osun Economy Through Culture, Tourism- Adeleke Riterates Commitment



I'll drive Osun Economy Through Culture, Tourism- Adeleke Riterates Commitment

The Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke has emphasized the importance of culture and tourism with a declaration that the economy of the state would receive buoyancy if effectively channelled through them .

The Governor made this disclosures during a visit to Nike Arts Gallery, Ikate, Lagos State.

The State helmsman who went in company of the State Peoples’ Democratic party Chairman, Hon. Sunday Bisi, Special Adviser to the Governor on General Services, Sir Adekunle Adepoju, and his counterpart in Sustainable Development Goals, Mr Bankole Omisore among others noted that as a governor who is always in tune with the reality of fast tracking the development of Osun state in all sectors, he facilitated the renovation of Osun Osogbo grove before the celebration this year.

He commended Mrs Nike Okundaye for her giant strides in the promotion and development of Culture not only in Yoruba land but the world at large.

Speaking earlier, the Chief Executive Officer of Nike Art Gallery, Mrs Nike Okundaye appreciated the visit of the governor and his entourage.

In company of her husband,Mr Reuben Okundaye,a retired Police officer, she particularly commended governor Adeleke for the needed facelift given to Osun Osogbo grove this year penultimate to the festival,which she noted an average of over five million people from different parts of the world took part this year.

While speaking, the Vice-chairman, Osun state Council for Arts and Culture, Mr Seyi Orolugbagbe noted that the locally made fabrics, known as “Adire Osun” can improve the economy of Osun State if well tapped and promoted.

He therefore sought for a working collaboration between Nike Arts Gallery and Osun State Council for Arts and Culture especially in the area of cultural p *Osun tech ecosystem; a good avenue to jumpstart the economy.

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