Erelu Asa of Yorubaland, Erelu Funmi Rotiba, has called on descendants of Oduduwa in Nigeria and Diaspora to proudly embrace and promote the cultural values embedded in Yoruba race.
She also advocate for consistent efforts in teaching the younger generations about the values of our tradition
Speaking at the weekend, during the installation and conferment of Odole-Oodua of the Source on Sir (Dr.) Kesington Adebukunola Adebutu in Ile Ife, Osun State, by His Imperial Majestic, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Arole Oodua- Ojaja 11. Erelu Rotiba disclosed that the Yoruba cultural values and tourism potentialities are parts of the best in the world.
“As a cultural ambassador I realized the economic power in the richness of our culture, tradition which if properly harnessed can generate tourism traffic, create jobs and reduce employments
The International Travel and Tour consultant maintained that The tourism traffic generated can give more revenue than the oil sector.
“Ile-ife, the Origin of all descendants of Oduduwa, has countless tourism artifacts which can aid the study of history and archaeology par excellence. While the tourism sites in Yourba land should not be less than a thousand. I’ve visited over 400 tourism sites in South West Nigeria.
She also notes that “all these traditional positions and offices are of great importance to the history and essence of the people’s sense of belonging.
“The number of people that are here for the installation of Sir Kesington Adebukunola Adebutu alone is of tourism importance to the people and our domestic economy. Which have reflected that the choice of His Imperial Majesty , Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi is right with the wide acceptance of the people. In a very serious sense, the event is historic and of great tourism importance. Ask the hoteliers, local bars operators, restaurant owners and cab drivers what they all made in this one day event.
“The king has really contributed to the development of tourism of not just the State of Osun but of Nigeria. It is important to look towards the promotion of our tourism potentialities,” she concluded.