Ondo State governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has said the Yoruba race is lucky to have the duo of Professor Wole Soyinka and the late D. O Fagunwa whose works have projected the image of the Yoruba people to the global audience.
The governor said the state is particularly proud that the forest of a thousand demon, which was popularised by the late Fagunwa exists in the state.
Governor Akeredolu while receiving members of the Fagunwa Study Group (FSG) , led by Prof. Tunde Babawale on a courtesy visit to his office in Alagbaka, Akure, said the state is ready to welcome Prof. Soyinka for the FSG International Conference, billed to hold in Akure, the state capital.
The Governor said the state government is ready to give total support to any individual or corporate bodies interested in turning the Igbo eledumare at Okeigbo into a tourist site.
He said the tourist site will not only boost the economy of the state but also keep the work of the late author alive for future generation.
Earlier, the leader of the group, Professor Tunde Babawale thanked the governor for always assisting the group especially with the recent launch of a compilation of books written by the late author, Fagunwa who hails from Okeigbo in Ondo state.
Babawale informed the governor of their plans for the four day international conference that will attract dignitaries from within and around the globe.