The Oyo State Government has disclosed its plan to position the historical Irefin Palace in Ibadan to rival the Buckingham Palace in the United Kingdom.
This came as the government entered into an agreement with private partners to promote notable tourist sites in the state.
The Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Wasiu Olatubosun, said this while hosting members of the Irefin Royal Family at his office on Tuesday.
The visitors are the descendants of Oba Onirefin who built the biggest palace with 125 rooms in the history of Yorubaland, during his reign, between 1912 to 1914.
The late monarch was renowned for his philanthropic efforts in promoting education.
Oba Onirefin was said to be the highest donor to the establishment of the popular Ibadan Grammar School with the contribution of 100 pounds and the land upon which the school was built.
Olatubosun said the Governor Seyi Makinde-led administration in Oyo State, was committed to tourism development as a means of generating internal revenue.