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Explore Ekiti’s natural tourism assets, Ojo-Lanre invites Nigerians

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Wale Ojo-Lanre, Director General, Ekiti Council for Arts and Culture, on Wednesday urged Nigerians to take out time to explore the state’s immense natural tourism assets.

Ojo-Lanre told the Nigeria News Agency in Lagos that the state was well-endowed with lots of natural attractions which were educating and entertaining for tourists.

According to him, most Nigerians ought to be aware of the existence of Ekiti’s tourism sites in order to explore them during leisure and know more about the rich Yoruba history.

“Ekiti State is blessed with lots of natural tourism endowments which I feel people should explore better; for picnics, sight seeing and hiking, the Orole Hills in Ikere-Ekiti provides such pleasure.

“It is believed that the hill was a woman who was worshiped as a goddess of prosperity.

“We have the Ikogosi Warm Spring, the Erinta Waterfall at Opole-Iloro, close to Ikogosi, which has 7 steps; the Erin Ayonigba Sacred Fish River situated in Erinjiyan- Ekiti is a river that flows upwards with thousands of fish that can neither be killed nor consumed, this is sacred.

” The Osun River source located at Igbeti-Ekiti which is worshipped by the  people of Oshogbo in Osun State is also beauty to behold; the river is seen as the goddess that cures infertility.

” Also, Esa Cave at Iyin-Ekiti that can accommodate a huge number of people, it was said to have shielded the people of the town during their internecine wars in the Yoruba land,” he said.

Ojo-Lanre said that the palace of the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti remained a fascinating tourism site due to the traditional architectural design, urging Nigerians to explore the state generally.

He said the state was working on rebranding its festivals to attract both local and international tourists.

Edited by Wale Ojetimi

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