The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has reiterated his administration’s commitment towards the promotion and preservation of the state’s cultural heritage.
He was speaking during an assessment tour of the ongoing renovation work on the Ransome-Kuti family house by the state government in Imo, Abeokuta, in company of the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
According to him, the project, which is expected to be completed and commissioned next year, will serve as a museum and a tourist centre, adding that other state icons, such as the late Hubert Ogunde, Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi, will also be honoured.
Amosun said that the state would document all the rich cultural heritage and history of the icons in the state, adding that all those who are prides to the state will be honoured.
Speaking to news men, Mohammed assured that the Federal Government would support the state government on the project.
He described the step by the state government to immortalise and preserve the ancestral home of the Ransome-Kutis’, for the roles and contributions of their family members in various feilds of human endeavour as laudable and admirable.
The Minister described the nation’s cultural heritage and history, as a great asset, stating that the Federal Government would consolidate on them to improve the economy.
He added that the President Muhammadu Buhari led government is committed to harnessing and turning the creative industry to a lucrative business.