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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Mare f\Festival holds December 18, 19 , 2015 by Wale Ojo lanre

By wale Ojo lanre
The Ondo State Government has picked Friday 18 and Saturday 19 December 2015 for the hosting of the annual Mare Mountain Climbing Festival , in Idanre , Ondo State  .
The State Commissioner for Information , Mr Kayode Akinmade , who superintend  over the Tourism Ministry made the announcement  last week while playing host to some journalists in his office
Mr Akinmade disclosed that Mare has come to stay and that Governor Segun Mimiko was  committed at ensuring the sustainace  and visibility of the festival and all it’s entrapping .
He pointed that Mare has metamorphosed  from a mere mountain climbing Festival to an economic endeavour which mobilizes and stimulate wealth , development and growth
Hence , “ Governor Mimiko has put all hands on the decks at making sure that this year’s Mare festival , will be bigger , better and best “
Mr Akinmade revealed that statistics generated from the previous Mare Festival pointed out an increase in commercial activities and lump sum of money injecting into the system .
“ From statistics obtained from the past Mare , we have been able to see the contribution of this festival to the economy of the state , Idanre and it’s environ and Nigeria in general “   
Mr Akinmade  said  that ,”though the budget for Mare this year is a reflection of the current economic reality but it will not affect the line up as expected  as we have been able to adjust and amend possible areas that needed such for profitability and efficiency “
 Mr Akinmade also disclosed that both local and foreign mountaineers and athletes were expected to participate in  this year’s festival  competitions while Olamide will be the leading artistes  for the event. .