By Sodiq Lawal
Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, is billed to preside over the premiere of a socio-cultural production entitled Osunfunke, taking place on Today, Thursday at the Aurora Events Centre, Osogbo, Osun State.
The premiere, which is basically an epic on the tourism potential in the state and its people, is billed to draw the high and the mighty in the arts, culture, and tourism world, including the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
Yoruba cultural icons such as Otunba Segun Runsewe, Mr. Folorunso Folarin-Coker among others will be led to the occasion by the two prominent monarchs-the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, and the Alafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola.
The state Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, will be the chief host while the renown female Yoruba traditional drum ambassador, Aralola Olumuyiwa, who packaged the production will be the host.
The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Adelani Baderinwa, urged all lovers of tourism and culture to attend the event which will kick off at 10 a.m. as tourism foundation will also be laid for the prosperity of the state as well as other efforts geared towards self-sustainability.
According to Baderinwa, “All props and structures are being put in place by the administration of Aregbesola to ensure that there is life more abundant for everybody in the shortest possible time and it is certain that at fruition, the people will heave a sigh of relief and be happy for worthy sacrifice of today.”
The commissioner said the massive investment in infrastructure by the Aregbesola administration is meant to compliment all the policies that will ensure commercial growth and business development and ultimately well-being of the people.