Osun Osogbo festival begins Monday

This year’s Osun Osogbo Festival in Osun State will start tomorrow with traditional cleansing ‘Iwopopo.’

This was contained in a statement by Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information, Home Affairs, Tourism and Culture of the state, Mrs Olajumoke Bello, in Osogbo on Saturday.

Bello enjoined all residents of the state capital to conduct themselves well.

He stated that the governor wished worshippers, visitors and tourists from all walks of life an interesting and fulfilling experience.

“Gov. Rauf Aregbesola felicitates with Ataoja of Osogboland, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun, Larooye ll , chiefs, Osun worshippers, sons and daughters of Osogbo on the occasion of 2016 Osun Osogbo festival.’’

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the yearly festival is a tourism event recognised by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).