By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
A gallery where photographs of some selected dignitaries who had contributed to the growth and development of Ogun State will be created by government to showcase their legacies to the World.
The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun who made this known while presenting the 2018 Appropriation Bill to the Ogun State House of Assembly said aside the photographic exhibition, there would also be an Art Exhibition of Indigenous Textiles and latest advancement in Textile Industry.
“Ogun State is privileged to have such a rich cultural heritage with icons and leaders across arts, entertainment, politics, and sports in all walks of life. We will pay homage to this heritage with a photographic exhibition of selected dignitaries of Ogun State decent, an art exhibition of the evolution of indigenous textiles and also participate at the 2018 African Arts and Crafts Expo, 31st edition of the National Festival of Arts and Culture and the Nigerian National Carnival, Abuja Carnival,” He said.
Amosun also noted that a museum of Royal Heritage would berth in Abeokuta, alongside museums of Social History and Theatre and Performing Arts in Ilaro and Ijebu Ode respectively, adding that the state would be hosting the second edition of the Africa Drums Festival in April 2018 with high expectation from participants, home and abroad.
He affirmed the readiness of the State Government at constructing and renovating tourist sites in honour of Hubert Ogunde, Ayinla Omowura, Jossy Friday among others.
“We also plan the construction and renovation of tourist sites in honour of Hubert Ogunde, Haruna Ishola and Bilikisu Sungbo in Ogun East, Ayinla Omowura, S. Aka and Chief Ebenezer Obey in Ogun Central as well as Jossy Friday and Vasco Dagama in Ogun West to attract visitors and boost the Internally Generated Revenue of the State,” He said.