Gov. Aregbesola rallies support for cultural festivals

Gov. Rauf Aregbesola  of Osun  on Monday  urged  the people of the state to support the state government’s policies and programmes aimed at boosting  cultural festivals in the state.

Aregbesola made the call during the “Iwo-Popo ceremony” which signals  the beginning of the annual Osun Osogbo festival  at the place of the Ataoja of Osogboland, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun.

Aregbesola, who was represented by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Culture and Tourism, Mrs Taiwo Oluga, thanked the Ataoja and indigenes  of Osogbo for their support of government.

He said the people had been  supportive and cooperative with his administration, especially in the area  of peace and security  which had   ensured stability in the state.

Responding, the Ataoja of Osogboland,  thanked the government for the  massive infrastructure development in Osogbo in the last seven years.

He pledged his loyalty to the Aregbesola  administration and assured  the governor  of  sustenance of  peace in the  ancient town.

The monarch also commiserated with the governor over the demise of his mother and prayed that God grants her eternal rest. (NAN)