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TOURIST SITE: Tourist site you will like to visit in Oyo State.-Bower Tower-The new renovated Agodi Garden-Ado Awaye Suspended lake-Royal forest "Igbo oba"Igboho-Agbele hill-The wonderful giant tortoise,Ogbomoso(Over 350 years old giant tortoise in Soun palace Ogbomoso named "Alagba". Brief desciption of all the site: Bower Tower-It was created in honour and memory of captain R.L Bower,one of the earliest colonial officers that once admisterd Ibadan metropoly the monument was erected in December 1936 at Oke-Are as a result of his effort at effectively checking the anti social behaviours such as kidnaping,human sacrifice.

The world tourism day was hosted yesterday 27th of september 2015 at the Bower tower Oke Are Ibadan.The theme of this year tourism day is'One milion of tourist,milions of opportunities,lecture delivered by (Mr Emmanuel Ayo Onunka).The event was witnessed by different dignitries,among the dignitries at the event are:Director of tourism,able represented by permanent secretary ministry of tourism Oyo State Mrs M.A Agboola,General Manager of tourism MrG.a Asaolu and wife,Director of culture ministry of tourism Oyo State. Mr G.A Alade,The Aare Isese Chief Omikunmi Ebgelade,Mrs Makinde,Dr Basiru Olanrewaju and oher stakeholders includes Hoteliers,travel and tours,Federation of tourism association of Nigeria,centre for sustainable development university of Ibadan and others. LECTURES IN BRIEF BY(Mr Emmanuel Ayo Onunka) Theme:One milion of tourist,milions of opportunities. In his speach he made mentioned that teh higher the population of a country the higher the opportunities,because everyone is a tourist.If its bilion population the is one bilion of tourist,bilions of opportunities.Tourism is life and one cannot do without tourism,is it hospitality sector,Aviation etc.He made claim that tourism is much of natural occurences than man made.He made mentioned further that if tourism is developed in acountry ir will add more to the G.D.P of the country,he made reference to caribean country that the country realise most of its income from tourism sector i.e 70% of their G.D.P is from tourism sector. He made mentione of 9 pillers of tourist,part of the pillers are: Security and safety of tourist,health,adventureactivities, Entrepreneurship,tourism infrasructure,the image of organisation e.t.c In conclusion,he employed the government of Oyo state to develop the tourist site in the state,p[art of the tourist site which needs to be develop are -the Ado-Awaye suspended lake in AdoAwaye(only suspended lake in Africa),Bower tower Oke Are Ibadan and the rest.He also commends the effort of the current government on the renovated Agodi Garden in Ibadan.

HISTORY BEHIND THE SITE.During the reign pf King Aderokun Agunsoye in the formal settlement of Usi called Ipole. When war was about invading the area he rationalised that an escape was more honourable than confrontingan army feared to be large and with a reputation for atrocities.This would be fool hardiness resulting in defeat and enslavement. He thereafter sought spiritual guidance with a proof that the two lumps of pounded yam(Iyan)he was to start eating be turned into a stone,if the town would be subjugated by the impending attack.This omen was no sooner sought than provided in form of the immediate transformation of the two lumps of pounded yam into two lumps of stone.He then ordered his people to abandon Ipole for Oke-Uye, to the chargrin of the invading army when they found the settlement empty. Till today two lumps of a half-buried stone,said to be the transforme pounded yam,still exist with scattered pieces of broken utensils attesting to previous habitation at Ipole.

A tourist site in Usi Ekiti,Ekiti State undiscovered, wher two lumps of pounded yam turned into a stone with scattered pieces of broken utensils.

The world tourism day is holding in the city of Ibadan this year on the 26th of september 2015. Be a part of series of event taking place at the Agodi Garden besides secretariat Agodi Ibadan.

The tourism club international polytechnic Ibadan chapter hold their 7th annual convention on the 25th August 2015. Theme: Tourism prospect and youth empowerment. Lecture deliver by managing editor of travelscope magazine,Mr Omololu Olumuyiwa. Lectures in brief:He define tourism as science,art and business of attracting and transporting visitor accomodating them and caring for their needs and want. Prospect-He mentioned alot of benefits of tourism to individual and nation. -It provide employment opportunity,-It add to the ecomic growth of a nation etc. He also talk about yoth empowerment and lots. During the convention 14 of the perticipant won schoolership to aviation school in Ibadan base on the raffle draw. Kudos to Mr omololu.

Tourism- It's defined as science,art and business of attracting and transporting visitor,accomodating them and caring for their needs and wants. Type of Tourism- Cultural tourism, Historical tourism,Ecotourism,Religioustourism,Sport,Beach tourism,Zoological tourism and Health tourism.