Oyo Ready To Partner With NCMM To Promote Cultural Heritage

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Oyo State Government has signified interest to collaborate with the National Commission for Museums and Monuments, (NCMM) for a thorough revamp of the State’s cultural heritage and monuments. This synergy, according to the State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Toye Arulogun will preserve and promote the state’s historical and tourism sites, hereby creating a market and by extension patronage from both the local and international community.

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Arulogun pointed this out during a courtesy call by officials of the NCMM in his office yesterday.  According to him, “there is the strong need for us to work together and identify every area of opportunity in which we can possibly collaborate. This will not only be in the area of preserving our monuments and artifacts but it will also precipitate the revamp some of our cultural heritage”.

Arulogun, while disclosing some of the state government’s plans to upgrade the state’s cultural and tourism heritage expressed government’s readiness to work with organizations and establishments, such as NCMM that would promote the cultural and tourism potentials of the state.

The government spokesman also affirmed that the state government has set in motion machinery to immortalize the legendary Col Adekunle Fajuyi at Lalupon. He therefore called on the commission to partner the state government on the project as the site is not just one belonging to the state but a national one given the fact that the late Military Head of State, General Aguiyi Ironsi lost his life too on the same site.

Earlier, the Curator, NCMM, Dr. Amos Olorunnipa affirmed the commission’s readiness to partner with the state government, through the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism for the development of tourism and the cultural heritage of Oyo State.

He also commended the state government on its proactive step to immortalize late Col. Fajuyi, noting that the commission wishes to collaborate with the state government in making the project a successful venture.

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