Govt promises hitch-free Osun Osogbo festival
By Kolawole Bamidele
The Osun State Government has assured residents of the state and visitors of a hitch-free 2019 edition of the Osun Osogbo Festival.
The Supervisor, Ministry of Home Affairs, Culture and Tourism, Dr Obawale Adebisi, made the promise while receiving the marketing and event management consultant for the festival, Esquire Global, as well as the representatives of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation and National Commission for Museums and Monuments in Osogbo.
Describing the festival as the pride of the state, Adebisi said the state government was committed to partnering individuals who were ready to contribute to the growth of the state.
This, he said, was in line with the promise made by Governor Gboyega Oyetola to make the state a tourist’s destination.
He commended the management of Esquire Global for its efforts in marketing and promoting the festival. He said the state government would give the necessary support to make the 2019 edition a success.
Adebisi said, “Osun Osogbo is our pride. We want to sustain the reputation and commercial viability of the state as a cultural enterprise destination.”
He said the government will therefore continue to seek and partner anybody, group or firm that will promote and develop tourism in the state.