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Ekiti Govt expresses readiness to collaborate with FG on tourism development


Governor Biodun Oyebanji has expressed the readiness of his authorities to collaborate with the Federal Ministry of Tourism to harness and develop the untapped tourism potential of Ekiti State and switch it into a number one tourism vacation spot within the nation.

Governor Oyebanji revealed this on Monday in the course of the sixth version of Hike Ekiti Mountain Safari, which occurred at Abanijorin Mountain and Collapse Iyin-Ekiti.

The occasion was attended by the Minister of Tourism, Mrs Lola Ade-John; Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Monisade Afuye; Speaker of the Ekiti State Home of Meeting, Adeoye Aribasoye; and Director Normal of NIHOTOUR, Alhaji Nura Kangiwa, amongst others.

The governor mentioned a correctly harnessed tourism trade can reshape the economic system and enhance the income base of the state, stressing that Ekiti State would leverage tourism to draw funding, create jobs, increase the native economic system and drive the shared prosperity agenda of his administration.

“I’m so excited that, lastly, we’re giving life to this programme. It began six years in the past and I do know and am satisfied that if we’re going to drive our shared prosperity agenda in Ekiti State, tourism is a vital consider making certain that we offer jobs, create wealth and likewise emplaced a wholesome and productive society.

“As a authorities, we have now charged the Bureau of Tourism Improvement to create a fascinating tourism masterplan for the state, as a result of that’s what will drive our intervention within the tourism sector and we’ll additional collaborate with the Federal Ministry of Tourism by making certain that we align our personal plan with their very own in order that collectively we are able to create an enabling atmosphere for our folks to prosper,” the governor said.

Earlier in her remarks, the Minister of Tourism, Mrs Lola Ade-John, famous that “collaboration amongst authorities entities, tourism companies, enterprise and communities globally is essential for selling sustainable tourism in Ekiti State and past.”

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