Mimiko Elated As Mare Sets Idanre Agog
The entire Idanre community was agog yesterday, as tourists and fun seekers thronged the hilly ancient town to mark the 2015 edition of the annual Mare festival .
The event featured keenly contested Marathon race after which a Mountain climbing session began.
The State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, said the determination of his government to make the state a cynosure of all eyes via its tourism potentials is fast yielding results.
Represented by his Chief of Staff, Dr Kola Ademujimi, Mimiko said the initiative of the government to draw attention to one of these potentials is the annual Mare Festival which is celebrated in Idanre, adding that over the years, it has attracted tourists worldwide to celebrate the rare gift of nature in the ancient town.
Mare, according to the governor, is a deliberate attempt of the government to establish a festival around the scenic beauty of the hilly town of Idanre, celebrating nature’s gift and providing a viable destination for tourist while showcasing to the universe the culture and heritage of Ondo State.