Oyo state government has thrown her weight behind 2024 Ibadan Cultural Festival Planning Committee headed by Balogun Gaphar Ojetola, with a promise to do all to ensure it succeeds beyond expectations.

The Oyo state Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun made the promise while playing host to members of the 2024 Ibadan Cultural Festival Planning Committee who paid him a courtesy visit in his office.

Dr. Olatubosun expressed his happiness with the operations and activities of the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes CCII since the present executive members led by Chief (Barr) Sulaimon Ajeniyi Ajewole took over the mantle of leadership.

“Chief Ajeniyi Ajewole, the new President General of the CCII is a listening leader. He carries everyone along in his operations. I am therefore not surprised that everything is falling in good shape in his time,” the Commissioner submitted

The Culture and Tourism Commissioner said the Ibadan festival is a cultural affair, which is of primary concern to the Oyo state government and as such it would be ready to see it succeed immeasurably.

Dr. Olatubosun used the opportunity of the visit to implore and invite investors to partner with the state government in harnessing the full potentials of numerous tourism sites scattered around the state.

Earlier in his remarks, the chairman of the 2024 Ibadan Cultural Festival Planning Committee Chairman, Balogun Ojetola showered encomiums on the Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde for his untiring efforts in developing the state in general and Ibadanland in particular, he prayed that the Governor’s sincerity would not only be recorded and remembered by men but also by God.

Balogun Ojetola also promised the leadership of CCII under Chief Ajeniyi Ajewole and the entire people of Ibadanland of a festival they would love to identify with.

The Ibadan Cultural Festival Planning Committee team members at the event were, the Vice Chairman of the committee, Dr. Mrs Ayo Alaga, Secretary of the committee, Engr. Musa Busari Akere, Prince Caleb Akande, Treasurer of CCII who is also the Chairman of the sub committee on Budget and Planning, Chief Mrs Temitope Awotunde, Chairman, Sub committee on Orekelewa Beauty, Chief Mrs Laide Idowu Lawal Chairman, Sub Committee on Culture and Historical sites, Comrade Bukunmi Olugbade, Secretary, Sub Committee on Venus and Security, Mogaji Kunle Shodeinde, 1st Asst. Secretary General of the CCII and Chairman Sub Committee on Contact and Mobilisation and Mr. Kola Olomide Publicity Secretary of the CCII and Chairman, sub Committee on Media and Publicity for the week.

The Ibadan Cultural Festival Planning Committee was put in place by Chief Ajeniyi Ajewole led executive to organize a befitting 2024 Ibadan Cultural Festival slated for April next year. The committee is headed by Balogun Gaphar Ojetola, a tested and trusted hand in CCII activities.

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