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World Cultural Day: Oyo Govt. reaffirms commitment to cultural development

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 The Oyo State Government on Saturday reaffirmed its commitment to engendering cultural values for social stability and development in the state The State Commissioner for Information Culture and Tourism Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun said this in a statement commemorating the 2022 World Culture Day Olatunbosun urged residents to utilise cultural diversity for the development of the hellip
World Cultural Day: Oyo Govt. reaffirms commitment to cultural development

NNN: The Oyo State Government on Saturday reaffirmed its commitment to engendering cultural values for social stability and development in the state.

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The State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun, said this in a statement commemorating the 2022 World Culture Day.

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Olatunbosun urged residents to utilise cultural diversity for the development of the state, noting that every year on May 21, the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is celebrated.

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He, therefore, enjoined everyone to do their part to bridge the gap between cultures, adding that the day was often referred to as Diversity Day.

According to him, the state government is in tandem with the United Nations belief in bridging cultural diversity gap.

He added that this was essential for peace, development and stability in the state.

Olatunbosun said that Gov. Makinde led-administration encouraged cordial relationships with other cultures, stating that this had led to achieving a balanced flow of cultural goods and services.

He added that the governor had also magnanimously integrated other cultures into the frameworks of sustainable development under his government.

“The government of the day has, through its kind gestures, promoted human rights and fundamental freedoms, by absorbing other cultures in the state.

“On promotion of the Yoruba language, we emphasise the essence of language furtherance which leads to ethical rebirth and value re-orientation among citizens,” he said.

He appealed to parents and guardians to promote Yoruba culture and history at homes to enable younger generations to imbibe the values embedded in them.

“The Oyo State Government is making efforts in reviving the tourism, culture and traditions of the state.

“We believe this is the cradle of Yoruba race, therefore, we have been taking bold steps towards promoting the state’s ‘Aso-Ofi’, and other cultural values,” he said.

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