It was fun galore in Ondo City recently, as one of the biggest socio-cultural events in recent time tagged, “Asun Carnival”, literarily set the City on fire.
The 3 day event was more than savouring the legendary Ondo Asun, as it showcased the socio-cultural values of Ondo Ekimogun.
The event held at the Ondo Sports Stadium, witnessed rendition of songs to the admiration of cultural enthusiasts, fun seekers and dignitaries from far and near.
An obviously impressed Ondo West Local Government Chairman, Hon. AkInsulire Ebenezer rained encomiums on the organizers of the event, for showcasing the cultural values synonymous with Ondo Ekimogun and also for bringing up the tourism event which has thrown open the doors and culture of the Ekimoguns to the entire world.
“Special thanks also goes to Otunba (Dr.) Wanle Akinboboye, the President La Campagne Tropicana, who is the major brain behind Ondo Destination, together with his team in Ondo City. I will also like to give kudos to Comrade Tayo Marcus and his team for putting up this event in ensuring that their raw ideas came to reality by sending a wave of tourism signal across Ondo State and beyond through Asun Carnival.”
The book titled, ‘Asun’, legendary culinary delicacy of the Ondos, written by Dr. Oluseyi Ayotunde, was presented at the event.
In his response, Otunba (Dr) Wanle Akinboboye, thanked the Chairman for creating an enabling environment for tourism and preservation of cultural values in Ondo Kingdom and promised to constantly keep in touch with the government for the socio-cultural prosperity of Ondo Kingdom.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu was ably represented by his son, Comrade Babajide Akeredolu at the event.
Other dignitaries that attended were Ondo West Local Government Vice – Chairman, Hon. Akintunde John Folajimi (Jimiok), Secretary to the Ondo West Local Government, Alhaji Basiru Oluwole, Councilors and party leaders.