UNESCO to list Idanre hill as world heritage site

A technical team from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and
Cultural Organization is expected in Ondo State next week for the
purpose of evaluating and listing the Idanre Hill as a world heritage

A statement by the state Ministry of Culture and Tourism on Thursday
said the visit was part of the effort to actualise the vision of
inscribing Idanre Hill cultural landscape into the World Heritage list.

According to the supervising commissioner for the ministry, Kayode
Akinmade, arrangement has been concluded to receive the team of experts
that will be in Idanre for the enlistment mission from December 9-11.

He expressed government’s readiness to make Idanre Hills a tourism destination and pride in Africa.

He stated that government had commenced the construction of a world
class resort at the foot of the Hill which would further open up the
state to the whole world.

Akinmade noted that the present administration was taking advantage
of the presence of natural attractions in the town to build tourist
facilities that would make the state desired tourist destination for all

He added that the development of the resort would attract daily
events that would lure people from around the globe to Idanre with the
attendant consequence of generating foreign exchange for the state and
the country.

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