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Ogun State Cultural Troupe performing to the delight of guests at the International Arts and Crafts Expo held at the Federal Capital Territory Exhibition Pavilion, Abuja on Friday

The Permanent Secretary, Ogun State Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Mrs Salimot Ottun, on Friday urged Nigerians and international tourists to explore the state’s tourism endowments.

Ottun made the call during Ogun Day session at the International Arts and Crafts Expo at the Federal Capital Territory Exhibition Pavilion, Abuja.

The theme of the expo was entitled: “Networking Nigerian Crafts to the world”.

She said that the state was known as the gateway state and it had lots of cultural potential which people could benefit from
globally.
According to her, the state is endowed with natural tourists’ attractions like Olumo Rock, the Centenary Hall, Osuuru Water Spring, Alake’s Palace, among others.

“The state has not relented in showcasing its assets to the world.

“ We call on all of you to visit the state and explore our tourists’ sites and also visit our exhibition stand to see the crafts and arts peculiar to the state,” she said.

Also, Mr Oluwasogo Adeyemo, Director, Ogun State Council for Arts and Culture, said aside the tourist sites, the state was also good at massive production of Adire and Kampala fabrics.

He said the state had decided to be creative with these fabrics, using them for all manner of body decoratives like bangles, earrings, bags and all.
 
He urged all present at the fair to embrace the various cuisines and snacks peculiar with the state such as kokoro, robo, adun, ofada rice and many more.
 
Ogun State has been at the forefront in the development of nation’s culture and tourism, we are all out again to market the state for global attention and patronage.
 
“We want you all to visit the state and see what we have in stock for you, our fabrics are soothing to the body, our cuisines are nutritious and tasteful as well.
 
“We look forward to welcoming you all in Ogun State,” he said.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that the State had various cultural performances and displays to the excitement of  local and international delegates at the event.

Edited By: Chidinma Agu/Wale Ojetimi
(NAN)
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