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Sunday, 26 November 2017

Ooni, group plan to make Ife World Heritage City



The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi,  Ojaja II, and an international business conglomerate, Almajdal Limited, have concluded plans to transform Ile-Ife into the biggest tourist destination in Africa.
ALMAJDAL is an international construction concern with branches in Africa, Europe and Asia.
In a support statement, Oba Ogunwusi said the “project involves re-construction and beautification of ancient sites, city parks, new boulevards, greenery of the city centers, redesign of the city main boulevard, outskirts and other legacy projects in line with the idea to create the necessary impetus for Ile-Ife and Yoruba cultural renaissance.”
“We are set for a legacy project that will uplift one of the oldest cities in the world and put it on the global tourist map.
“It involves rebuilding the over 200 historical and archeological sites dating back to the 8th century.
“Also construction of the Yoruba Museum of Natural History and the Yoruba Ancient War Museum, the rebuilding of the burial place of Oduduwa, the first Ooni of Ife who died around late 9thCentury, the Garden of Saints for late Oonis, the provision of gardens, botanical gardens and fountains across the city.
“No fewer than 1 million trees of different species will be planted at Ife alone,” Executive Director of ALMAJDAL, Wali Kutrub said.

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