The governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Aregbesola has added another cap as he flagged off access road to link the Olumirin Water Falls, Erin-Ijesha to boost tourism in the state. This is to make the Olumirin Water Falls to meet international standards to boost the internally generated revenue, to empower the indigenes of the community and the state in general.
The governor was represented by his Special Adviser on Culture and Tourism, Mrs. Taiwo Oluga who explained that provision of access road to the centre will transform the environment on economic and cultural-tourism activities.
Ogbeni Aregbesola said his administration has made easy the task of tourists at Olumirin Water Falls by constructing the Pedestrian Bridge to ease the ascension and dissension of tourists and aesthetics to attract visitors and researchers.
The Governor who said this is happening at a time when MKO Abiola International Airport, Ido-Osun is being put in place thereby making the arrival of tourists to Olumirin Water Falls from around the world an easy one.
He therefore thanked the management of International Breweries Plc, Ilesa for the construction of Garden Parks at the site as part of her Corporate Social Responsibility while appealing to the people to pay their taxes and other levies, so as to make government provide more infrastructural development to the State.
Also speaking, Chairman Osun State House of Assembly House Committee on Home Affairs, Tourism and Culture, Hon. Olasunkanmi Akinola, Chairman House Committee on Finance and Appropriation, Hon. Kamil Oyedele and Hon. Israel Aloba appreciated the governmentsâ€™ gesture and appealed for the continued support to Aregbesolaâ€™s administration.
Earlier in his welcome address, Chairman Osun Tourism Board and Authority, Engr Abimbola Daniyan thanked the Governor for his commitment to tourism development in the State.
In his brief on the project, the Project Coordinator, Office of Water Resources, Rural Development and Community Affairs, Engr. Adelere Oriolowo said the intervention of the RAMP which is to make life meaningful to rural dwellers has impacted positively in Osun through the commitment of Mr Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola. He then assured all that, the road will be completed by January, 2018 and all bridges will be done to standard with asphaltic lane.
In his address, the royal host, Oba (Dr) Engr Isaac Adeyeba Ayeni, Okin Oloro 2nd of Erin -Ijesa who was visibly happy thanked the Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola for his support and commitment to making Olumirin Water Falls the desired place for every tourist. He therefore appealed to the government, to provide security post and health centre along the site for the safety of visiting tourists.
Highlights of the event were cultural entertainment by Osun Cultural Troupe and site tour of the vicinity.
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