— Adeleke commends UNESCO, Promises to follow guide lines for international standard.
The Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke has commended The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for approving four sites as national monument to promote cultural heritage in the state.
The Governor gave the commendation during a visit to the tourist sites located in Ile-Ife which are: Quardrangle buildings which consist of about sixteen buildings inside Obafemi Awolowo University Ile ife; Ifa Temple; Opa Oranmiyan Grove and Shrine as well as Olumirin water fall Erin Ijesha.
The inspection team comprised: the Curator, National Museums Village, Ile-Ife, Mr Ogunmola Nathaniel, the Coordinating Director, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Mrs Solabomi Akinsola, Executive Secretary, Council for Art and Culture, Mrs Solape Abolarin and other Management staff of the Ministry, including Council and Tourism Board among others.
Governor Adeleke, who spoke through the Coordinating Director of Culture and Tourism Ministry, Mrs Solabomi Akinsola said the people of the State appreciated the UNESCO for approving the sites as national monument, adding that Osun residents will be more grateful if declared as world Heritage sites, with the promise that the State Government will do everything possible to ensure the sites meet up with the UNESCO standard.
He therefore assured the Commission that the State will not undermine the privilege given to her.
While speaking, the Vice Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University, Professor Adebayo Bamire appreciated UNESCO for recognizing the institution, while promising that the Institution will abide by the rules guiding the site to meet up with the standard.
While responding, Mr Ogunmola Nathaniel, recalled that work had started since 2021, explaining there are procedures to be followed such as taking measurement, photographs of the sites, and educating the custodians to preserve the naturality of the sites, including the structures.
In a similar development, the team proceeded to Ifa Temple, in company of Professor Adisa Ogunfolakan,who is the Director AG Laventis Museum of Natural History,who enjoined the Ifa priests to ensure they do not miss the great privilege given by the UNESCO.
In his speech, the Araba Awo of Ifa Temple, Aworeni Awodotun, who was represented by his Deputy, Awosetan Awotunde appreciated the team and the UNESCO for the opportunity bestowed on them, promising to obey all instructions so as not to miss the chance of the Temple becoming a world heritage site.
The team also visited the Opa Oranmiyan Grove and shrine in Ile-Ife.
Health is wealth, In fulfillment of his campaign promises to Osun residents, Governor Demola Adeleke has commenced distribution of drugs and medical consumables to the 445 non-focal health centres across the State through the State Primary Healthcare Development Board.
The Executive Secretary, State Primary Healthcare Development Board, Dr. Samson Fabiyi said the drugs would be distributed to the three senatorial Districts, Saying the drugs had been provided in primary healthcare centres to be acessed free of charge across the state.
Dr. Fabiyi reiterated that Osun State Government would not relent in giving necessary support and aid to all government health centres in the state.
Justifying reasons why distribution of the drugs started in rural areas Dr. Fabiyi said that the grassroots is where health care delivery should be addressed first to safe more lives.
He explained that the programme was to address the challenge occasioned by the perennial ‘out of stock syndrome’ in the state.
He also said that the procurement of the drugs was in line with the vision of Governor Ademola Adeleke’s rescue mission, aimed at improving health care delivery in the state.
Dr. Fabiyi who appreciated Governor Adeleke for the gesture, also assured the government and Osun people that the drugs would serve the purpose for which they were procured, adding that the Agency had developed mechanisms to prevent diversion of the drugs.