MetroNewsSociety

Oyo Govt., Iseyin Weavers Collaborate to Revive Aso-Ofi Festival

Oyo Govt., Iseyin Weavers Collaborate to Revive Aso-Ofi Festival

The Oyo State Government and Iseyin Weavers, on Thursday, collaborated to revive and further promote the Aso-Ofi festival in the state.Information Guide Nigeria

This was disclosed in Iseyin during the grand-finale of Aso-Ofi festival, witnessed by dignitaries in and outside Oyo State.

Speaking at the event, Wife of the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Tamunomini Olufunke Makinde said the festival would promote the cultural values and heritage of the State.

She appealed to Iseyin weavers not to compromise the originality of the wool used in weaving Aso-ofi, adding that it can never be duplicated.

She also hinted that Aso-ofi has grown to be one of Nigeria’s internationally recognised fabrics, known for its rich cultural values.

“I appeal to our weavers, put a mark on our heritage, it can not be made elsewhere. If it is not made here, it is counterfeit”, she said.

She added, “Ensure you protect our heritage, promote what we have and keep our culture for our generations unborn. Don’t sell out your trade’s secrets. Do your best to protect our heritage”.

Other Top Stories:

The Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun, said the present administration in Oyo State is committed to showcase and harness the tourism and economic potentials embedded in the festival.

He said that the Aso-Ofi festival, which was last celebrated in 2018, is set for revival and unhindered annual celebrations.

Olatunbosun said, with the Aso-Ofi fabrics and resolution by the State Government to promote it, there will be a revolution in the tourism sector of the state.

He hinted that the Oyo State Government is resolute to champion the exportation of Aso-Ofi fabrics in the state, adding that the cultural, tourism, and creative industry have been identified as one of the major sectors to diversify the economy.

The State Government’s Spokesman added that Oyo State Government is formulating policies that will aid the promotion of this sector, while actions are being taken to unlock the huge potentials in the sector.

He said the State government has found it expedient to increase awareness about the annual festival due to its potential.

“We are confident that the Aso-Ofi festival is back and the State Government in collaboration with major stakeholders will be working to revive the festival and promote Aso-ofi beyond the shores of Nigeria.

“We are working hard to ensure that all potentials are harnessed. We are set to work with sponsors, exporters and promoters in order to make it as international as possible to attract cultural enthusiasts and huge buyers,” he said.

Highlight of the programme was the presentation of the “Ambassador of Aso-ofi of the year” award to Governor Seyi Makinde and some notable Iseyin indigenes.

The two-day event featured a rally, competition, fashion parade, presentation of awards and drew national and international attention.JAMB Result

E-signed:

Wasiu Olatunbosun, Ph.D,
Honourable Commissioner,
Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism.

Check and Confirm: How much is Dollar to Naira today         Pounds to Naira today


🤑 Start making money from home today!

👉 Get correct FREE TIPS and Guides on how to make money from home today. Click here to start

.

.

👍Showcase your business here!

With over 1M unique users per month across all channels, we have a large audience for you to showcase your products and services. Simply get in touch via 👉 marketing@Infoguidenigeria.com.

 

🤑 Make Money now!

👉 Make money writing for us. Apply for Freelance writing jobs in Nigeria.

👉 Make Money as InfoGuideNigeria Advertising Agents, read more here

.

This post can be helpful to somebody else, please share it on Facebook, Whatsapp, Telegram and Twitter. There are buttons below for this (easy to use too)!


Copyright Warning!

Contents on this website may not be republished, reproduced, redistributed either in whole or in part without due permission or acknowledgment.
.
Proper acknowledgment includes, but not limited to (a) LINK BACK TO THE ARTICLE in the case of re-publication on online media, (b) Proper referencing in the case of usage in research, magazine, brochure, or academic purposes,.
.
All contents are protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act 1996 (DMCA).
.
We publish all contents with good intentions. If you own this content & believe your copyright was violated or infringed, please contact us at [infoguidenigeria@gmail.com] to file a complaint and we will take necessary actions immediately.

Emediong Ekpe

Emediong Ekpe is a graduate of English. A professional Sports journalist/analyst, and a spoken word artist. He is passionate about decimating information and putting smiles on people's faces via news writing.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button