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Gov Ahmed reiterates commitment to tourism preservation

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Yusuf Olayinka

The Kwara State Governor, Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed has said his administration is totally dedicated to appreciable investments in infrastructure and the rehabilitation of roads in order to create accessible links to the various tourism sites which reflects and preserve the diverse cultural heritage of the people in the state.

The governor who was represented by Honourable AnuIbiwoye, the Special Adviser on Agriculture and Rural Water Support Services to the Kwara State Government stated this at the maiden edition of the National Conference organized by the English department of University of Ilorin recently.

In his address, Ahmed explained that culture remain the only avenue to create needed identity for people and also opportunities for better understanding of values which are peculiar to individuals in the state, positing that it's also provides means of leveling up with globalization trends and the rapid changing world values.    

He said his administration has in place sustainable structures to celebrate Kwara's cultural rich heritages and tourism which would also be used as a tool to further improve the state's internally generated funds.

Ahmed cleared that the state is ready to partner with private sectors in exploring tourism through its public private partnership programmes to further develop cultural values and preservation of recreational assets across the state, commending Unilorin and the English department for selecting a relevant theme for the timely conference.

Also speaking at the occasion, the president of Nigeria Academy of Letters, Professor OluObafemi in his remarks commended the department's determination, said the conference is a veritable evidence of the growth of the department and a consolidation of the achievements recorded by the department in the past, charging the state government to do more through investing in literary institutions within the state.

Earlier, the governor assured Kwarans that his administration will continue to develop policies and initiatives directed at improving lives generally. The occasion hosted the Vice Chancellor Unilorin, Professor Sulyman Age, Professor Timothy Babatunde, Deans of various departments and the members of the University community.

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