Sunday, 19 March 2017

IYIN EKITI : A BEAUTY OF MODERNITY

Iyin-Ekiti, the capital town of the just approved Araromi Local Council Development Area of Ekiti State, is a town with a rich history of courage, hospitality, diligence and love. From time immemorial, the town has demonstrated a knack for excellence for what she stands for. Her citizens all over the world have proved beyond all doubts that Iyin is a force to be reckoned with in all spheres of life – be it academic, politics, core professions (medicine, law, engineering, oil and gas among others).

Iyin personifies decency, respect for legitimate institutions and persons, hard-work, superlative support for communal-driven development and issues of morality. Her cultural balancing with modernity is exemplary. Iyin is physically attractive. She stands out as a modern town with beautiful layout, probably the only traditional town with that touch of modernity across the country. She is also a tourist haven with the following:

HILL BASED TOURIST CENTRES

1. Esa cave –       Tungba village

2. Agbo Oku

3. Okudi ridge – okesale atijo/akunlesan

4. Abanijorin ridge –       Tungba Village

5. Tungba rock/ofin rocks

6. Elemi rocks – Tungba Village

7. Ile rocks – Ile farm

8. Uta odo – Uta Odo

9. Orunro rocks – Omonro

10. Okeriri chain of hills- Okeriri

11. Okeesu – Igede road

12. Ijoro cave

13. Igimorikori

14. Ose Meji takotako

WATER BASED TOURIST CENTRES

1. Etemuru water and the likes

2. Okeere lake

3. Awedele river

4. Malomo/sobo rivulets

5. Orunro river

6. Egbudu lake

7. Elemi river/odo anuu/tungba 
wetlands

8. Ofin river

9. Osun lake

10. Urara river wetland/other eriri wetlands

11. Anun stream

HERITAGE SITES

1. Esa cave spots/artifacts/earthworks

2. Epa Uposo

3. Okudi shrine

4. Okere kneel pedestral

5. Upepe orabeun

6. Upara opa oodun

7. Ege opaoodun – Oketoro and Iro

8. Ifa-uji (source)

9. Udele – Okesale

ECOTOURISM ACTIVITIES

1. Okudi festival

2. Oro una

3. Oro olua

4. Opa oodun

5. Oju oloko

6. Udi iraa

7. Arin tita

8. Ugbo gbigbo game

9. Ayo tita – game

10. Olokun festival

11. Odokoroso – Iro and Ibedoyin

12. Agada dance

13. Bata dance

Ojede (21 different types) etc
Iyin, oh Iyin, the beloved.

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