Osun State government is set to partner with Back To My Roots Nigeria in its forthcoming Oyotunji-Nigeria National Celebration of African Arts and Cultural Heritage Tourism in Sheldon South Carolina USA 2017. The State Government made this known through its Bureau of Culture and Tourism, in the presentation of the Oyotunji Nigeria Celebration of Arts, Culture and Heritage Tourism coming up on Oyotunji, Sheldon, South Carolina, USA from July to October 2017.
Hon. Mrs. Taiwo Oluga the Special Adviser to the Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola stated this on Wednesday, 21st June, 2017 during the visit paid by Rotimi Vaughan, Oyotunji's Ambassador, to the Osun State Government to update the Osun State Governor on the forthcoming festival in Oyotunji.
The Special Adviser said this festival is in line with Governor Rauf Aregbesola's remarkable works in promoting the Nigerian- Yoruba culture all over the world, including heritage tourism, and confirmed the participation of the State Government in the Oyotunji Nigeria festival, through the attendance of State government delegates, which shall include traditional/cultural troupe.
She also expressed the willingness of the State Bureau to establish a fruitful partnership with Oyotunji in boosting arts, culture and heritage tourism leading to positive investment between the State government and Oyotunji.
Ambassador Rotimi Vaughan while thanking the Special Adviser and her team of Directors for the warm reception accorded to him assured Hon. Oluga of the deep commitment of Oyotunji to work with the State Bureau in developing a formidable partnership that would promote progressive bilateral relations between the State and Oyotunji
The festival will start from July to October and is expected to attract high profile traditional rulers to include His Imperial Majesty OONI Adeyeye Enitwn Ogunwusi, OONI of Ife, His Majesty Oba Lamimdi Olayiwola Adeyemi, Alaafin Oyo, His Royal Highness Oba Abiodun Idowu, Oniru of Iru, His Royal Highness Oba Saheed Elegushi, Elegushi of Ikateland and other Yoruba moarchs.