Recreation Facilities and Tourism in Ibadan Historical Context According to Islamic Perspective

Ibraheem Mikail Abiola


In Ibadan, about 12.6 percent of the total population undertook special trip to recreation centres or zoological gardens, undertaken such trips results in substantial economy expenditure, it has been observed that the local businesses have made efforts to satisfy the demand of visitors to recreation centres in Ibadan, especially during the time of eidl kabeer, eidl adha and also during the Ester period. The zoological garden in Ibadan is in the heart of the University of Ibadan (UI), recreation centres in Ibadan are known for it renowned for its attraction during the peak period of end of Ramadan celebrations. Nearly 2,500 visitors are recorded monthly in all recreation centres across the city, the activities of gardens and recreation centres in Ibadan are controlled by Ministry of Transportation and Tourism. There are needs for recreation centres in Ibadan because the State government in her quest to diversify the mono cultural economy which is depend on internal revenue, has decided to take some measures to promote recreation sites and tourism across the city of Ibadan.

Keywords: Ibadan, Recreation centres, University of Ibadan, Ministry of transportation and tourism.

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