OBA Omogbolahan Lawal, the Oniru of Iru Land, on Sunday inaugurated a bi-monthly magazine, “the Oniru Gazette”, to promote culture, tradition, tourism, businesses and heritage of the people within Iru community in Lagos State.
The magazine, a 20-page document will be distributed free in hard copies and online.
Speaking during the inauguration at the Sol Beach, Lagos, Oba Lawal said that the tabloid would be used to disseminate information and facts about Iru community.
He noted that all information disseminated would be well researched and documented.
He said that the magazine would be used to educate and intimate people about the real story, real history and heritage of the area.
He said that the magazine would also further expand and strengthen the collaboration toward building a better and sustainable society.
According to him, there are so many activities around Eti-Osa which the Oniru gazette will help in disseminating information appropriately and factually.
“The objective is for us to say our own narrative the way it is and also to make sure that we encourage tourism using the platform because this zone is a tourists zone in Lagos.
“This corridor is known for real estate and also known for tourism. The magazine will be used to disseminate information and facts.
“It is also an opportunity for people that are within the zone Victoria Island, Eti-Osa and Lagos to be able to market their products, sell their products, and also to let a lot of people know about our heritage,” he said.
Mrs Toke Benson-Awoyinka, the state’s Commissioner for Tourism, commended the traditional ruler for the giant stride recorded in Iru, particularly by setting up the magazine.
She said that Iru community is one of the areas the state government is proud of for its developmental strides.
She said that the magazine would further educate the public on activities in and around the area as well as the state in general.
Benson-Awoyinka also commended Oba Lawal for transforming the coastal line within Oniru into a multi billion Naira investment in the shortest time of attaining the throne.
“The Oniru Gazette is something that we all should welcome, it’s something that’s going to speak to tourism around this area and going to speak to what Lagos really stands for as tourism.
“If you all know, the Iru area is designated as the tourism zone in Lagos. So; for this to be coming out of here, it is a welcome development.
“This is another opportunity for us to be able to disseminate information around the globe, since it is going to be online and not just hard copy.”
Mr Mazim Jamarkani, Co-Founder, Sol Beach, Oniru, also lauded the traditional ruler for his visionary leadership and commitment to further developing the area.
He congratulated Oba Lawal for the success of the magazine that would showcase a lot of beautiful things within the zone.
“We have a lot of beautiful things within Oniru and the magazine will be a very useful tool to you to promote culture and tourism.
Also, Mr Adii Nma, Managing Director, Good Beach, Oniru, said the magazine would serve as a good reference material for the younger generation.
He thanked Oba Lawal for supporting the young generation to grow their businesses within the zone.(NAN)
December 11, 2023 @ 7:21 GMT|Tags: OBA Omogbolahan Lawal