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Oyo State lists Adelabu’ house as tourist site

The Oke-Oluokun, Ibadan, home of late Chief Adegoke Adelabu is to be officially enlisted as one of the tourist sites in Oyo State.

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This was revealed at the weekend during the memorial programme tagged “58 years after 1958”and public presentation of the newly rehabilitated home in honour of the late minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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Speaking through the State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Toye Arulogun, Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi explained that this is in recognition, remembrance and celebration of the eloquent and flowery politician’s enviable academic records, exceptional writing skills, oratorical prowess and contributions to the Nigerian political landscape especially as the pioneer of grassroots politics in the then Western Nigeria during his short lifetime.

The spokesperson of the Oyo State government commended the consistent efforts of the Adegoke Adelabu Foundation at immortalizing the academic and political hero emphasizing the need to ensure that our heroes past did not labour in vain.

He therefore pledged government’s commitment to promoting the site as a tourist centre by listing it officially as a site to visit in Oyo State.

According to him, “The Oyo State Government is sufficiently enthused with the development at late Chief Adegoke Adelabu’s Taj Mahal. It is our desire to partner with the family in promoting this historical monument. Our first step is to place it on the official list of tourist sites in the state as a mark of honour, respect and in remembrance of the late hero of the masses.”

Adegoke Adelabu’s home located in the heart of the ancient city of Ibadan popularly known as the Taj Mahal has undergone extensive rehabilitation and positioned as a monument containing his grave, library, literary works, office, personal effects, photographs and other historical items.

2 Comments on Oyo State lists Adelabu’ house as tourist site

  1. Good for him

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  2. issokay

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