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Mare Festival Holds Dec 18, 19




THE 2015 edition of the annual cultural-cum- tourism programme of the Ondo State government, Mare festival, has been scheduled for December 18 and 19.

The event brings focus on the potentials of the hills in Idanre, an ancient town and the exposition of the tourism potentials in the state to the world.

A major feature of this year’s event is the showcasing of Idanre Hills Resort, Habitat 1 and Tourism zone.

The state’s Commissioner for Information, Kayode Akinmade, while speaking with newsmen in Akure on the development, said this year’s edition of the two-day event would witness the introduction of competition among local acts in the state as well as a marathon race, mountain climbing and raffle draw.

The Commissioner said government is encouraged by the consideration given to the hills over its enlistment by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.(UNESCO),  a specialized agency of the United Nations, as one of the World’s Heritage sites.

He  added  that it was celebrating the Mare festival annually in order to showcase the Idanre hills  to international tourists with the  ultimate aim of attracting direct investments into the economy of the state.

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