Governor Makinde Honours Oguntoye Twins as Cultural Ambassadors

The Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Oluseyi Makinde at the dinner and award ceremony organised by the state government to recognise and celebrate stakeholders in the tourism industry at the ongoing International Tourism Summit has awarded Ambassadors Taiwo and Kehinde Oguntoye as Oyo State Cultural Ambassadors.

The Oguntoye Twin Brothers received the Prestigious Governor’s Tourism Award for their special contribution to the tourism development of the Pace Setter State at the special ceremony held at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan. Their award was classified as Special Contribution to Oyo State Tourism Award – Cultural Event Ambassador.

The Twins known as the Most Famous Twins in African Tourism had over the years initiated and developed various creative events and activities that had immensely projected and set Oyo State on the global tourism map notably among others is the famous annual World Twins Festival, Igboora which is the largest gathering of twins and multiple births in this part of the world.

Other awardees at the event include Engr. Dotun Sanusi of Ilaji Resorts, Evangelist Ajibola Ogunkeyede of U -Fit -Fly, Dr. Adebayo Faleke, Erelu Funmi Rotiba & Royal Entertainment Cruise Eleyele among others.

Governor Makinde while congratulating the awardees, charged them to see the honour as a call for more work in making Oyo state a preferred tourism destination.

Receiving the Cultural Event Ambassador from His Excellency Barr. Abdulraheem Adebayo Lawal, the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Amb. Taiwo & Kehinde Oguntoye appreciate Almighty God for his infinite mercy and favour over their lives and also appreciate the friendly environment created for tourism to thrive by Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde. The duo also appreciate the effort of the Honourable Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun for doing his best to see that culture and tourism promotion works in Oyo State.

“This is a great honour for us receiving this award at our birth month and while we are celebrating the tenth year anniversary of our radio show. We dedicate it to all multiple births, the media, friends & family, they said.”

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