By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Alado of Ado Awaye , Oba Olugbile Ademola Folakanmi on Sunday disclosed that Ado Awaye suspended lake can make Oyo State the richest in Nigeria if developed to international standard,
Oba Folakanmi made this known while addressing his Chiefs and members of the Local Organizing Committee of the 2021 World Tourism Day
Addressing the LOC on behalf of his Chiefs and the people of Ado Awaye, Oba Folakanmi expressed gratitude to Governor Makinde for extending the opportunity to host the year 2021 World Tourism Day to Ado Awaye.
According to the royal father, “this is a clear indication that Governor Makinde is seriously interested in developing Iyake Suspended Lake, the only natural suspended lake in the whole world”
Oba Folakanmi emphasized that of the ” Ado Awaye suspended lake is developed to international standard, the lake can make Oyo State the richest in Nigeria.”
The Alado of Ado Awaye then lauded Governor Makinde for his commitment and efforts in ensuring rapid socioeconomic development in the tourism sector in order to boost the state’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).
The royal urged the people of Ado Awaye to cooperate with government officials as well as invited guests in order make the event a huge success.
Chief David Akintayo, who is the head of kingmakers in the town while speaking assured the Alado of Ado Awaye of their continuous support on all programmes, particularly tomorrow’s World Tourism Day.
At this year’s 2021 World Tourism Day in Oyo State, Governor Seyi Makinde is expected to be the Special Guest of Honour with Chief Dotun Sanusi as the Guest Speaker and Alh. Ahmed Raji SAN the Chairman of occasion.
The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III is expected to be the Royal Father of the Day with Oba Olugbile Folakanmi, Alado of Ado Awaye as the Royal Host. Hon. Muftau Abilawon, the Chairman of Iseyin Local Government, the Chief Host with Dr. Oludare Akande as the Chief Launcher of a book authored by Alado of Ado Awaye.
Other highlights of the event will include conferment of Award of Excellence on Governor Makinde and other notable personalities including Engr.Rauf Olaniyan, Rt. Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin, High Chief Adebayo Akande, Engr.Chief Dotun Sanusi, Senator Hosea Ayoola Agboola and others.