By Ibrahim Adebisi
Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya, Omi-Adio District has taken the Atfal to an historic Olumo Rock for their excursion held on 24th November, 2018.
No fewer than 102 Atfal, 18 Khuddam and 1 Ansarullah participated in the excursion which lasted for more than seven 7 hours.
The Majlis Atfal visited the mountain located at the ancient city of Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The mountain, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nigeria, sits in the heart of Abeokuta – a name which means “under the rock” in the Yoruba language. It has a height of 137 metres above the sea level. It was originally inhabited by the Egbas, whom the rock provided with sanctuary and gave a vantage point to monitor the enemy’s advance, leading to eventual triumph in war.
With the help of two tour guides, who are versed in the history of the rock and culture of the people, every curl and turn at the rock were made to tell stories to members of Majlis Atfal and others in attendance.
They were able to view attractions like the natural tunnels, unusual trees, natural cantilevers, gardens on the rock, broken pathways, three escalators at the characteristic height of the rock as well as an aerial and atmospheric view of the antique city of Abeokuta, from the apex of the rock.
The panoramic view of other tourist locations in Abeokuta like First Church of Nigeria, the Central Mosque, the River Ogun as well as the family house of late Moshood Abiola are all made feasible to the children.