Osun to use culture, tradition to develop tourism sector

Osun State governor Adegboyega Oyetola has said that his administration will promote culture and tradition to develop the state’s tourism sector and attract foreign investment.

The governor, who spoke at the celebration of this year’s Isese Day in Osogbo, the state capital, said the dynamism of Yoruba culture and tradition has made the race attractive to many world civilisations.

The governor, who was represented by the Supervisor for Home, Tourism and Culture, Dr. Bisi Babawale, said many traditional religion adherents at home and in the diaspora have the potentials to attract foreign investment, if the cultural aspect of African tradition is properly harnessed.

Also yesterday, the Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun Oyetunji, and the Araba of Osogbo, Chief Ifayemi Elebuibon, have called on the people to pay their taxes promptly to make the state government provide for social and public needs.

However, they advised the government at all levels to avoid multiple taxation that can put pressure on the people, adding that though payment of taxes was germane to the socio-economic growth of any society, much burden should not be created for the downtrodden.

Elebuibon said: “We are aware that people must pay tax but the government at all levels must put into consideration the plight of the masses. God wants us to show love towards each other and be our brothers’ keepers and jettison hatred in our society because there is too much hate around us. We need to show love towards each other so that there will be progress and development in the land.”

Source: The Nation

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