Ogidi Kingdom Praises Olayinka Braimoh’s Tourism Agenda
The Action Alliance Party (AA) Candidate for the November 11 Governorship Election in Kogi State, Olayinka Adenehon Braimoh has been praised by the people of Ogidi Kingdom for his clear and actionable agenda on tourim across the State. The statement was made at Ogidi Cultural Day 2023 by the Director General of the Programme, Mr Tunde Ipinmisho.
Ogidi cultural day is a yearly new yam festival of Ogidi people of Ijumu Local Government Area, Kogi State. The programme showcases the cultural heritage of the community with regards to harvesting of new yam. The people see the event as a time to celebrate and thank the Creator for the miracle of creation as seen in the turning of slices of yam buried in mounds of earth but which soon sprout and become whole. The arrival of the new yam, according to the paramount ruler of Ogidi Kingdom, His Royal Majesty Oba Rafiu Oladimeji Sule, the Ologidi of Ogidi, signifies a renewal of the covenant of life and its sustenance by the creator.
In his speech, the Action Alliance (AA) Candidate, Mr. Olayinka Braimoh, who was the a Special Guest of Honour at this year’s event, congratulated the King, his council of chiefs and the entire people of the community on this year’s celebration. He heartily expressed his joy on the premise that the programme is purely a form of promotion for the cultural heritage of the community which directly falls in line with his cultural tourism agenda. He stated that by His grace, he will be in the community by 2024 to celebrate the new yam festival with them as the Governor of the State. This, he believes that the position will give him the needed strength and platform to promote the programme to international level and also the enablement to develop all the other tourist centers in the state for the primary purpose of driving cashflow into the economy
Ogidi community is a Yoruba town in Kogi State, Nigeria, known for its formations of igneous rock mountains, a traditional art industry, hospitality, valor and a deep tradition of self-reliance.