UNESCO to list Idanre hill as world heritage site

A technical team from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is expected in Ondo State next week for the purpose of evaluating and listing the Idanre Hill as a world heritage site.
A statement by the state Ministry of Culture and Tourism on Thursday said the visit was part of the effort to actualise the vision of inscribing Idanre Hill cultural landscape into the World Heritage list.

According to the supervising commissioner for the ministry, Kayode Akinmade, arrangement has been concluded to receive the team of experts that will be in Idanre for the enlistment mission from December 9-11.

He expressed government’s readiness to make Idanre Hills a tourism destination and pride in Africa.
He stated that government had commenced the construction of a world class resort at the foot of the Hill which would further open up the state to the whole world.
Akinmade noted that the present administration was taking advantage of the presence of natural attractions in the town to build tourist facilities that would make the state desired tourist destination for all
He added that the development of the resort would attract daily events that would lure people from around the globe to Idanre with the attendant consequence of generating foreign exchange for the state and the country.