By Sodiq Lawal
The Governor of Osun State, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola has congratulated the people of the ancient city of Ile Ife for the success of thus year Olojo festival.
He described Olojo festival as significant because it affords Yoruba people to showcase their God given cultural heritage.
Oyetola made this known on Saturday during the 2019 cultural festival in Ile Ife held at the palace of Ooni.
Oyetola who was represented by his deputy, Mr Benedict Alabi, Oyetola said: ” Olojo festival is promoting our culture and tradition to the whole world. The festival has shown to the whole world that Yoruba culture is very reach.”
The governor reiterated the present administration’s readiness to ensure that the state realise its aims of developing its culture.
“We are doing so much in the promotion of our culture and we will not relent. We want the people to have confidence in our ability to get things done and support us.
The Olojo Festival is a culture festival in the calendar of the Ile-Ife, Osun State which is located in the Southwestern part of Nigeria. It is the celebration of the remembrance of “Ogun”, god of Iron, who is believed to be the first son of Oduduwa, progenitor of the Yoruba people.
Present at this year Olojo festival are reprsentaive of Olubadan of Ibadan, Obi Eze Ngwu, Orangun of Oke-Ila, wife of former Governor of Ogun State, Mrs Funsho Amosun, Speaker, Osun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Timothy Owoeye, cultural troupes from across Yoruba speaking States, traditionalists among others.