BOWER’S Tower, ever heard about it? It was erected 80 years ago and it is one of the popular tourist centres in Ibadan, Oyo State.

The tower is located on the summit of Oke- Are, Ibadan North Local Government, and it earns Ibadan the nickname of the ‘City of Lay­ipo.’

When it was erected in 1936, any tourist that stood on the tower would enjoy the commanding view of every part of Ibadan. But gone were those days. The city has expanded and one can only view a circular section of Ibadan on the tower these days.

Anybody that manages to climb to the top of the tower will conveniently catch glimpses of Premier Hotel, University College Hospital (UCH), Mapo Hall, Cocoa House, Beere, Mo­kola, Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Cultural Centre, Dugbe, Oje, Yemetu and so on.

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