Kwara State Government has sought the support and endorsement of the National Council on Tourism, Culture and National Orientation, on the listing of two tourist sites in the state as National Monuments.
The Permanent Secretary, Kwara State Ministry of Social Development, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Nuhu Magaji, made the call, while presenting four memos at the Technical Session of the Council meeting on behalf of the state.
Alhaji Magaji said Kwara state is blessed with rich cultural and tourism potentials that can transform the State and the nation, if properly harnessed.
According to him, the Ancient Palace of Olota of Odo-owo, which is located in Oke-Ero Local Government Area, has relics from the rich history of the kingdom; and that others are the monuments, land form, royal chariots, the Eresi Royal stools, the Aku drum sets and other items.
The other site, Owu waterfall, is located between two villages, Owa Kajola and Owa Onire in Ifelodun Local Government, and it is a perennial waterfall cascading its water from a height of about 120 metres.
The waterfall can be compared to any waterfall in world, and one unique thing about it is that the area has some mineral deposits.
Ibrahim Sule Malgwi