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Tourism: Osun To Host 2024 Oodua Festival



Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria (FTAN), has confirmed that Osun State will host the regional Oodua Festival 2024.

This was confirmed by the Southwest Vice President of Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria (FTAN), Mr Tunde Kolade during the Southwest stakeholders meeting held in Osogbo on Tuesday.

While speaking at the meeting, Tunde Kolade explained that Osun will host ODUFEST 2024 in Osogbo where all states in the Southwest will be in attendance, noting that this will improve tourism infrastructure, and foster collaborations that drive growth and development in Osun state.

“We are here today in preparation for the upcoming Oodua Festival2024. Osun is lucky to play host to other Southwestern states to promote Yoruba culture.

“Odua Festival will be held between 23rd and 25the of June, 2024 to treasure cultural events that showcase the rich traditions and customs of our people,” FTAN Vice President said.

In his keynote address, Chairman Osun State Tourism Board, Hon Taiwo Kayode Adeleke, explained that Governor Ademola Adeleke’s administration stands out in promoting Yoruba culture among other states which earned Osun the privilege of hosting the regional cultural event.

He urged all stakeholders to contribute and actively participate for the success of the festival.

The address read in part; “We at the tourism board help foster policies and programs that will promote the growth and development of tourism and cultural heritage in Osun state.

“Hence the call for the pioneers and leaders in tourism arts and cultural heritage for a stakeholders meeting with the Ftan committee on the Odua festival which we are honored to be hosting in Osun state.

“The Odua Festival is a treasured cultural event that showcases the rich traditions and customs of our people. As stakeholders, your contributions are vital to the success of this festival, and I encourage you to actively participate in the discussions and share your valuable insights and expertise”.