The 2022 Odun Omo Iganmode Cultural Festival is set to take place in December, and the Ogun State government has committed its full support.
At the official unveiling of the festival’s logo and theme, which was held at the palace of Olota of Ota, Oba (Prof) Adeyemi Obalanlege, Mrs. Adijat Adeleye-Oladapo, the state’s commissioner for culture and tourism, stated that the government was supporting the festival to promote and preserve the state’s cultural heritage as well as to honor the state’s ancestors.
Adeleye-Oladapo claimed that the Governor Dapo Abiodun-led administration is the very definition of culture and tradition since it upholds the preservation of the Ogun people’s original cultural heritage.
The commissioner unveiled the festival’s logo, which has the theme “Culture, Communal Security and Patriotism,” and praised the Olota and all indigenous people of Aworiland for preserving their culture. He added that previous festivals had added color and glitz to the State’s culture, which had boosted the tourism industry.
Oba Obalanlege stated earlier in his speech that the promotion and exhibition of the exquisite culture and tradition of the Awori people is what distinguishes the yearly cultural festival of Iganmode from others.
He continued by saying that the festival is a chance for every son and daughter of Aworiland to come together, both at home and in the diaspora, to commemorate their past heroes and to make plans for the future of Aworiland.
Dele Bankole, the chairman of the 2022 Central Planning Committee, gave a welcome speech in which he stated that the week-long festival’s big finale will take place on December 17th, making the year 2022 the 30th edition, which would be celebrated in magnificent manner.
elaborating on the festival’s logo’s significance High Chief Oladele Adeniji noted that the festival is an opportunity to make amends with the ancestors for ongoing peace and progress for all Awori people. He claimed that the logo revealed the weapons that warlord Iganmode used to battle for the peace of Aworiland.: