Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has expressed his administration’s readiness to revive and promote art and cultural values in the state.
The governor said this on Saturday at an event organised in honour of the publisher of Honey Palace Magazine, Mrs Oyindamola Adeoye. The event was attended by the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji and other prominent traditional rulers from Osun, Ogun and Ondo States.
Governor Makinde, who was represented at the occasion by the Commissioner for Information, Arts and Culture, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun, said his government is working round the clock to revive and promote the art and cultural potentials lying moribund across the major towns of the state.
According to him, the administration has resolved to give due attention to all notable tourist sites and monuments in order to enhance the social and economic prosperity of the state.
He said further that the state’s Ministry of Information, Arts and Culture has been mandated to work with every interested body within and outside the state to resuscitate and project the state’s unrivalled art and cultural heritage to the world.
The commissioner said the directives given by Gov Seyi Makinde has helped in repositioning the ministry to promote the activities and programmes of government and its agencies as shown in the publicity given to the last World Sango festival in Oyo town. As a result, this year’s event was adjudged the best since the festival began.