1. The Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Hon. Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun in his keynote address delivered on behaviors of the executive governor of Oyo State, His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde at the pre maiden edition of Iyake International Festival on 4th December, 2021, rehintrated the Governor Makinde led administration, commitment to develop Ado mountain tourism site/Iyake Suspended Lake through Public Private Partnership (PPP) deal. He added, that the Oyo State Government has been so proactive in her drive to transform some of the tourism destinations in the State chiefly the Iyake lake tourism site in Ado Awaye. He concluded his address by appreciating Kabiyesi Alado of Ado Awaye for his unrelenting efforts towards the development of Ado mountain tourism center.
  2. Dare Akande, the CEO of American University of Nigeria, Wasinmi and the Chief Launcher of a book authored by Kabiyesi Alado of Ado Awaye, titled Iyake Suspended Lake: The Pride of Africa in his keynote address at 2021 World Tourism Day held at Ado Awaye opened that for the Tourism sector to develop, it need the joint efforts of all the stakeholders in the right direction. He therefore appealed to the Oyo State Government to pay attention to the development of the Iyake Suspended Lake tourism center for the economic enhancement of the locals and the state in general. He concluded his address that he has endeavoured to secure approval for the construction of mini airport at Wasinmi, about 4km to Ado Awaye towards creating an easy way to Ado mountain, home to the fascinating Iyake Suspended Lake for the intending tourists.
  3. The Special Adviser to the Governor on Tourism, Hon. Akeem Ademola Ige in his keynote address at 2021 edition of World Tourism Day hosted at Ado Awaye reiterated that Governor ‘Seyi Makinde’s Administration is in talk with some Private Sector companies to develop the Iyake Natural Suspended Lake, Ado Awaye into an international tourism site like it’s man-made counterpart in Colorado, US.
  4. The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba Land, Iba Gani Abiodun Adams while delivering his keynote address at Ayiloke Festival/ 2021 Children Day Celebration at Ado Awaye on 27th March, 2021 appreciated Kabiyesi Alado for his strong determination to develop his community through tourism heritage and festival promotion. He highlighted the following prospect as the benefits inherent in Tourism and Festival promotions;
    • Register the image of Ado Awaye Community to the global awareness
    • Enhance the economic value of the people of Ado Awaye and boost the revenue generating potentials of the Local and State government.
    • Encourage love and unity for right purpose among the Indigenes of the town
    • Make the Tourism center to become one of the best in the world and turn Oyo State to become the richest state in Nigeria.

Kabiyesi Alado later appointed Iba Gani Adams as a grand patron of Iyake Suspended Lake Festival

5. The chairman, Oyo State Tourism Board, Elder Bode Adebowale at the 2022 World Theater Day, held at Alado Palace, Ado Awaye speaking on behalf of His Excellency, the Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde applauded Kabiyesi Alado for his consistent efforts towards development tourism heritage, Ado Awaye not minding the stumbling blocks on the way. He concluded by reiterating the commitments of the Oyo State Government, Engr. Seyi Makinde towards the development of this economic haven.




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