The State Government of Osun is set to hold the International Cultural Day and Nigeria International Cultural Dialogue so as to promote, preserve and unify various tribes and Foreign nationals residing in the State and for further peaceful co-existence.
The Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Dr. Obawale Adebisi disclosed this today in Osogbo during the inaugural meeting held in his Office with representatives of each tribe and foreign nationals residing in Osun, such as Togo, Ghana, Benin, Cross Rivers, Kogi, Igbo among others.
He maintained that the International Cultural Festival is aimed at bridging the gap between the Indigenes and non indigenes of the State and to bring about unity which will foster peaceful co-existence among various tribes and foreigners in the State.
The Programme is slated to hold between 4th to 6th March,2021.
Dr. Obawale therefore advised all other tribes and foreign nationals who are yet to show up to do so,noting that the programme will avail them the opportunity to showcase their cultural endowments and other benefits.
While speaking, the Ezendigbo of Ayedire Local Government Area, His Royal Highness, George Iheonu who spoke on behalf of other non-indegenes in the State could not hide his joy,enthusing that the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has given non-indegenes residing in the State a sense of belonging.
He also explained that every national and foreigners in Osun are very happy for the programme, adding that they are eager to witness the International festival.
“Today’s meeting was very fruitful and I can see that the spirit of other nationals are very high because they are eager to witness the festival.
“We are happy for being in Osun and we are going to make Osun proud and work to make her great”, Iheonu pledged.
The Ezendigbo further discribed Governor Oyetola as a slow and steady man, who believes in continuity,noting that when he got to power, he didn’t destroy what he met on ground.
He then advised all non Osun indigents to see the State as their home,adding that they should work to protect, promote and project where they reside.