The highly anticipated inaugural Omituntun Cultural-Tourism Festival in Oyo State has been deferred for two weeks.
Government sources revealed, that the basis for the postponement was due to the logistics and necessity to make the festival a project worthy of a global spectacle in the history of the State.
Dr Wasiu Olatubosun, State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, made this known to journalists on Wednesday in Ibadan, saying the stakeholders, chose the postponement after taking a critical look at the logistics in place for the event that war formerly slated for Thursday 1st April, 221.
The Commissioner assured lovers of Culture and Tourism of a memorable experience when the week-long programme kicks off.
“The postponement is regrettable but it is for our good, we saw reasons for this decision, especially based on logistic areas and agreed that the programme be postponed.
“This decision is good for us, the planners and other stakeholders in the project to quickly go back to the drawing board and put some things in place, we appeal to our numerous supporters and lovers of Culture and Tourism that have planned on storming Oyo State and Ibadan in particular for this event to be patient for the two weeks hiatus.”
Preparation for the event was in full swing, till last Monday, after the meeting with the management of the State Ministry of Information, Culture, and Tourism, the State Tourism board and board of the Cultural Center, and the Oyo State chapter of Traditional Worshippers Association, where the latter promised their support for the programme.