Erin Ijesa, Osun state
The Akinla of Erin Ijesa, Oba Isaac Adeyeba has called on the state government to create an enabling an environment for private investors to invest in the tourism business in the ancient town.
Oba Adeyeba said that the tourism potential in Erin Ijesa is one of the state major sources of internal revenue, which if developed to an international standard, will be of high value.
Osun state correspondent, Adeniyi Folorunso reports that the site attracts tourists from various parts of the world into the ancient town on a daily basis.
These are some tourists from Europe and African continents who paid a visit to the Olumirin waterfalls Erin Ijesa led by professor Adisa Ogunfolakan of Natural museum Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife.
Professor Ogunfolakan said the site is worthy of being enlisted as UNESCO world tourism site if it maintains its originality and not tempered with and ensured good maintenance of the site.
Other tourists who admire the site want the state government to improve in the area of advertising as a way of bringing attention from the international community to the sites.
Erin Ijesa waterfalls located in Osun state is one of the leading sites that have been generating revenue for the state, if harnessed fully, the site has the potential to even do more.