IYAKE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL About the festival

Iyake international festival is an annual celebration of wonders of Africa only natural suspended lake, Iyake Suspended lake Ado-Awaye.

Ado-Awaye and indeed Africa is blessed to have this natural gift from God and that is why we gather every year, roll out drums and invite tourist enthusiasts to celebrate.

The Festival is endorsed by Oyo State Government, National Tourism Development Agency and Ado-Àwaye Tourism Heritage Development Initiative.

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OYO STATE DELEGATIONS VISIT IYAKE SUSPENDED LAKE.....

The Oyo State delegation was today visited Iyake Suspended lake to carry out a consolidating assessment on Iyake suspended lake and other tourist destinations on Ado Mountain towards taken a proactive measures to develop the site.

The team on arrival paid a royal visitation to Asoludero Hrm, Oba Revd Ademola Olugbile Folakanmi, Odubade1, Makuledoye 2 Alado of Ado Awaye at his palace Oke-Odo, Ado-Awaye, Araromi LCDA.

In his speech, the leader of the delegation who is also the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Information Culture and Tourism, Mr,Oyesola Oyedele explained the reason for their visitation. According to him,”we are here on behalf of the Oyo State Government to carry out a consolidating assessment on the first Sorbitol factory in Africa and Iyake suspended lake , the only natural suspended in Africa and other tourism destinations in Araromi LCDA towards taken a proactive measures to develop the sites for the benefits of the state and the locals”. Speaking further,Mr Oyesola added that Oyo State is fully ready to improve the revenue generation base of the state through economic diversification.

Oba Folakanmi in his address welcomed the delegation on behalf of the entire people of Araromi LCDA. According to His Royal Majesty,”your visitation to Ado Awaye is a welcome development and historical. Thought, several government delegations including the federal Government delegation had visited the place in the past for the similar purpose of developing the site. As we have confidence in all of their reports so we are confident in what will come out as your own reports.”We are most grateful to His Excellency for his determination to develop our cherished heritage”

Shortly after Kabiyesi’s address that they were being led to the mountain by High Chief David Akintayo (Aro of Ado-Awaye) in company of Chief Gbolahan Adepoju,(Balogun of Ado-Awaye), Chief Ominiyi Omilana,(otun Alado),among others.

Prince Niyi okunade-Maku,
Principal Secretary to Alado

August 6th,2022.

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GOODWILL MESSAGE DELIVERED BY ASOLUDERO HRM, OBA REVD ADEMOLA OLUGBILE FOLAKANMI, ODUBADE1, MAKULEDOYE 2 ALADO OF ADO AWAYE KINGDOM

AT THE OFFICIAL COMMISSIONING OF THE FIRST SORBITOL CASSAVA BASED FACTORY IN AFRICA, TODAY THURSDAY 4TH AUGUST,2022 AT AYIDE INDUSTRIAL SETTLEMENT, ADO AWAYE ARAROMI LCDA, OYO STATE

Protocol duly observed.I feel delighted to appreciate the presence of His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde,His Debuty, Barrister Adebayo Lawal, Hon.Minister in attendance, Rt. Hon.Sina Peller, Other Royal fathers and Chiefs in attendance,MDS of banks and other financial Institutions, Local Government Chairmen and other political functionaries, Chief Mrs Olusegun Obasanjo, Mrs Wole Soyinka, other eminent personalities here present, Gentlemen of the press. I welcome you all on behalf of the entire Council of Obas and Chiefs in Araromi LCDA,Ado Awaye

Your Excellency Sir, you have demonstrated an exemplary leadership again today having been in our mist for the official commissioning of the cassava based sorbitol factory in Africa, a subsidiary of Psaltry International Co Limited, here in Ado Awaye despite your tight schedule at this moment.It would be recalled that our community felt the presence of Your Excellency when your Government celebrated World Tourism day at Ado Awaye in the year 2021. But you are here today for agric business which is another area of economic comparative advantage that we have in our community.

We are indeed most grateful to you sir. We shall continue to be loyal and supportive to your administration in Araromi LCDA. God will continue to guide you in your strong desire to transform Oyo State to a better place of living than you met it.

I will like to inform your Excellency that Ado Awaye has what it takes to contribute greatly to the economic development of Oyo State. The Iyake natural suspended lake and Psaltry International Co LTD are the major factors to be recon with in this regard.On this premise, I humbly advise His Excellency to pay more attention to the two major areas and harness the great potential lies in them to improve our economy in the state.

Above all, the new sorbitol factory we are commissioning today needs Government assistance in some areas of its operations. For your information sir,the access roads to the company is not motorable enough, hence the need for your Government to assist in rehabilitate the roads network. Also, your administration can equally solve staff accommodation problem when you site a government estimate here in Araromi LCDA on a partnership arrangements, and provide the company with a luxurious bus for staff use. Although, your administration has done well by requesting for grant from the federal Government to develop Iyake Natural suspended lake among other tourism site in the state with a view to creating an avenue for revenue generation and job creation opportunity for our teeming youths in the state. On this note, we shall be very grateful to Your Excellency if Psaltry International Limited is considered favourably in your plan to use the money.

However, the entire people of Ado-Awaye sincerely appreciate the efforts of Madam Yemisi Iranloye, CEO Psaltry International Limited for chosen our community as location for her industries and we congratulate you on the successful completion and commissioning of another new big project (sorbitol). There is no doubt your choice of Ado-Awaye for your industrial location has contributed immensely to the economic growth of our people and as well promoting our community good image globally. God will continue to bless you in your endeavors.

In conclusion, since Ado Awaye is one of the most reliable economic partners to this administration, we trust that your Excellency will always honour our invitation whenever occasion demands.

We are most oblique sir.

Prince Niyi okunade-Maku
Principal Secretary to Alado.
August 4th, 2022.

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