The Executive Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, has stated that no nation can make meaningful progress in any sphere of life if she abandons her cherished cultural heritage.
The Governor made this assertion on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, in Akure during an Award of Excellence for his outstanding performance in grassroots governance in Nigeria, conferred on him by the Radio, Television, Theatre and Arts Workers Union (RATTAWU).
Governor Mimiko maintained that sustainable development is only realizable when culture is given its rightful place in the scheme of things in the country, noting that the Asian Tigers are doing very well industrially today because they embraced their Culture.
He admonished people to promote their culture to enhance sustainable development, pledging, “On our part as a government, we shall do more towards the promotion of Culture in the state.”
Earlier on in her address, the Ondo State Chairman of RATTAWU, Comrade Laurel Ojo, had commended Governor Mimiko for reinstating all the sacked members of staff of the State Ministry of Culture and Tourism, absorbing all the guest artistes of the ministry into the state’s employment, and renovating the Ondo State RATTAWU Secretariat, among others.
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