World Culture Day: Oyo Govt. Restates Commitment to Cultural Development

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The Oyo State Government on Saturday restated its commitment to engendering cultural values for social stability and development in the state.

The Commissioner for Information, Culture, and Tourism, Dr. , said this today in a statement commemorating the 2022 World Culture Day.

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Dr. Olatunbosun also charged residents to utilise cultural diversity for the development of the state, noting that every year on May 21st, the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is celebrated.

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He therefore urged everyone to do their part to bridge the gap between cultures, adding that the day is often referred to as Diversity Day.

According to Olatunbosun, the Oyo state government is in tandem with the United Nations belief in bridging cultural diversity gaps.

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He added that this is essential for peace, development, and stability in Oyo State, “when we deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity.”

Olatunbosun also said that the administration led by Engr. encourages friendly relationships with other cultures. He said that this has led to a balanced flow of cultural goods and services.

He also said that the Governor had added other cultures to his government’s plans for sustainable development in a kind way.

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Dr. Olatunbosun said that the government of the day has, through its kind gestures, promoted human rights and fundamental freedoms by absorbing other cultures into the state.

On the promotion of the Yoruba language, he emphasised the essence of language furtherance, which leads to ethical rebirth and value re-orientation among citizens.

He appealed to parents and guardians to promote Yoruba culture and history at home to enable younger generations to imbibe the values embedded in them.

According to him, “The Oyo state Government is making efforts in reviving the tourism, culture and traditions of the state. We believe this is the cradle of Yoruba race, therefore we have been taking bold steps towards promoting the state’s ‘Aso-Ofi’, and other cultural values.”

What is World Culture Day

World Culture Day is the  World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is a United Nations–sanctioned international holiday for the promotion of diversity and dialogue issues. It is currently celebrated on May 21

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