Olukere Visits Ekiti State Bureau of Tourism Development Ahead of the Olosunta Festival

By Udensi Bernard
Today, the Olukere of Ikere Ekiti, His Royal Majesty Oba Ganiyu Obasoyin, along with members of the Olukere in Council, paid a visit to the office of the Director General of the Ekiti State Bureau of Tourism Development. This meeting was a significant step in preparation for the upcoming Olosunta Orun Ikere Festival, scheduled to take place in August.

The Olosunta Festival is an annual celebration that honors the Olosunta Mountain, a site of great historical and cultural significance to the people of Ikere Ekiti. The mountain is revered as a mystical landmark tied to the very foundation and origin of the Ikere Ekiti community. Each year, the festival draws thousands of tourists, both domestic and international, who come to witness the rich cultural heritage and participate in the festivities.

During the visit, Olukere Oba Ganiyu Obasoyin emphasized the importance of the Bureau’s support in enhancing the festival’s reach and impact. “The Olosunta Festival has grown to an international level, attracting visitors from far and wide. Our aim is to showcase the unique cultural heritage of Ikere Ekiti and further boost tourism in the region,” said Oba Ganiyu Obasoyin.

The Director General of the Ekiti State Bureau of Tourism Development , Barrister Wale Ojo-Lanre and his team , Barrister Adegboyega Morakinyo ,Executive Secretary, Peculiar Ekiran, Special Assistant Tourism ,Dolapo Ogunleye and others welcomed Okukere
The DG commended the Olukere and his council for their unwavering commitment to preserving and promoting the cultural traditions of Ikere Ekiti. “We recognize the tremendous efforts of the Olukere in Council in organizing the Olosunta Festival each year. This festival is not just a cultural event but a significant tourism affair that contributes to the local economy and enhances the cultural visibility of Ekiti State,” stated the Director General.

In response to the Olukere’s request for collaboration, the Director General assured that the Bureau of Tourism Development would provide substantial support to ensure the success of this year’s festival. “We are committed to enhancing the Olosunta Festival by providing necessary resources and promotional support. Our goal is to make this festival a landmark event that continues to attract global attention and fosters cultural tourism in Ekiti State,” he added.

The Olosunta Festival promises a rich tapestry of cultural performances, traditional rites, and communal activities that celebrate the heritage of Ikere Ekiti. This collaboration between the Olukere in Council and the Ekiti State Bureau of Tourism Development is expected to elevate the festival, ensuring a memorable experience for all attendees and reinforcing Ikere Ekiti’s position as a cultural and tourism hub.

For further information and updates on the Olosunta Festival, please contact the Ekiti State Bureau of Tourism Development.

Media Contact:
Ekiti State Bureau of Tourism Development

About the Olosunta Festival:
The Olosunta Festival is an annual cultural celebration held in Ikere Ekiti, centered around the Olosunta Mountain. The festival is a significant event that attracts thousands of tourists and showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Ikere Ekiti community.

About the Ekiti State Bureau of Tourism Development:
The Ekiti State Bureau of Tourism Development is dedicated to promoting tourism within Ekiti State. The Bureau works to enhance the cultural and economic impact of tourism through support and collaboration with local communities and cultural custodians.

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