Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has embarked on the reconstruction of the Abeokuta home of the Ransome-Kuti family house into a tourist centre.
While conducting the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed round the building, which is undergoing reconstruction works on Wednesday, the governor said the gesture was a token of appreciation for the contributions of members of the family.
Amosun in his address shortly after conducting his guests round the building stated that the “contributions of the Ransome-Kutis’ cannot be localised” to Abeokuta alone hence the need to highlight them.
He stated that the Ransome-Kuti Family Houseis now to be called the Heritage Museum Centre, Abeokuta.
In his address, the minister pledged that the Federal Government would continue to partner in the development of such heritage sites in any part of the country.
The family home, along the popular NEPA road, Isabo, is where the popular children of the Ransome-Kuti family, including late music icon, Fela, late social activist, Dr. Beko and former Health, Prof. Olikoye were raised.
The state government had took it up as part of efforts to improve on the state tourism potentials and education in order to turnaround such notable individuals and families’s profession into museum and heritage centers.
Mohammed stated that the project when completed will also serve as a model to encourage and inspire youth in the country even as lauded the contributions of the Ransome-Kuti family to the development of the country.