Ondo State Government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Yorùbá Heritage International in consummation of the partnership to host Ìpàtẹ Àṣà (Festival Of Culture) in the State.
The MoU signing ceremony was conducted on Thursday 22nd of July 2021 at the office of the Secretary to the State Government, Princess Oladunni Odu who also led the Government team comprising of the permanent secretary of the state ministry of Culture and Tourism, Mrs Boladale Akinyanmi, with other directors of the ministry and other Government functionaries.
The SSG signed for the Government of Ondo State while Ọmọ’ba Segun Adesemoye signed for Yorùbá Heritage International.
Speaking during the ceremony, Princess Oladunni Odu said such event that will set a solid foundation for cultural rebirth and promote tourism is very good one for the State. She stated further that the program of such magnitude is mutually rewarding for the Government, the good people of Ondo State, Yorùbá Heritage International and the society.
In his reaction, Omoba Segun Adesemoye commended the State Government for seeing the light and huge economic potential of the ìpàtẹ Aṣa project.
He is confident that the event will open the state and the entire Yorùbá land to the global audience who will troop to the state capital in celebration of the cultural arts, tourism and the traditional heritage of the Yoruba people.
The event is scheduled to be held towards the end of the year 2021, at the Adegbemile Cultural Centre, Akure Ondo state.