The Government of the United States of America through its Consulate in Lagos has expressed its readiness to partner with the government of the State of Osun to develop the State’s tourism sector.
The Consular General of the US Consulate in Lagos, Ms Claire Pierangelo said this on Tuesday when she and her team visited the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) certified Osun Osogbo Groove situated in the heart of the state capital.
Pierangelo who was conducted round the Groove by the state Commissioner for Tourism and Culture, Dr Adebisi Obawale, was marvelled by the trends of cultural displays at the groove, ranging from the history of Osogbo as narrated by the Osun Osogbo Groove Curator, Mr Fatai, to the cultural dance and Sango (God of thunder) display by the Osun Cultural Troupe.
The Commissioner who disclosed that the visit to the tourist site was part of the itinerary of Pierangelo and her team in the state, noted that the partnership was a good development that would boost the tourism sector and improve the State’s economy.
It would be recalled that the Consular General paid a courtesy call on Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on Monday at the Governor’s Office, where she lauded the State government’s commitment and unprecedented success in the health sector.