A mythical hydra-headed palm tree has been discovered in Ilogbo-Ekiti, in Ekiti State, just as Governor Kayode Fayemi has assured that Ekiti State government will continue to search for tourism sites and artefacts across the state to provide conducive economy through the growth and development of tourism as an independent ministry.
This was discosed by the Senior Special Assistant, SSA, on Tourism Development to Goernor Fayemi, Mr. Wale Ojo-Lanre, in a press statement made available at Ilogbo Ekiti, where the mystical hydra-headed palm tree, with 14 heads, was discovered on Friday.
Ojo-Lanre said, “Tourism is far more important than oil, if proper measures are put in place for the promotion of the sector for global consumption, especially with the effects of COVID-19 on the economy; we are looking for ways to lighten the burden of the masses.
“As this town host the only hydra-headed palm tree found in the world. We will stock tourism traffic to this town, which in the short run has a drastic economic effect that will positively affect even the common man.”
The SSA also noted that “this tree is mystical, planted and preserved by the gods.
“This palm tree cannot be found anywhere in the world except in Ilogbo Ekiti. This palm tree has written the name of Ilogbo Ekiti as a first-class tourism destination in the world.”
He also commended Governor Fayemi’s efforts as a thoughtful leader, whose leadership initiative has largely contributed to the growth and development of economy of the state.