Akeredolu, Akinboboye talk tourism | The Nation News Nigeria
By Olushola Ricketts
ONDO State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has joined the list of governors who are determined to harness the potential of tourism in their states.
Although Ondo State is one of the oil producing states, the governor understands the need to look beyond oil and gas in generating resources needed to achieve a stable economy.
To achieve his dream for tourism in the state, the governor secured a strategic partnership with the President of La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort, Otunba Wanle Akinboboye.
He held a meeting with Akinboboye during the maiden edition of Asun Carnival in Ondo Town, which was also organised by Akinboboye.
Akeredolu said: “To realise our dream for the development of Ondo’s tourism and entertainment industry, we have entered into a strategic alliance with a much lauded private sector practitioner, Otunba (Dr.) Wale Akinboboye, the founder of La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort , who is also a son of the soil from Ondo town.
“Otunba Akinboboye has been in the tourism industry for over three decades and has shown his mettle via the creation of his flagship resort in Ikegun Village Lagos State. He was also involved in the initial creation of the Mare Festival and recently the Asun Carnival launched by Destination Ondo, an initiative created by him this month for his town and by extension, our state.
“We believe that with this alliance, our expectation for tourism, and entertainment development, will be realised and our Sunshine State will once again set the pace on finding unique and creative solutions to our challenges as a people.”
Akinboboye, on the other hand, insisted that the employment generated by the type of tourism industry would provide opportunities for all in Ondo.
He added: “As you are aware, our glorious state is filled with many natural attractions. These attractions include an expanse of coastline of sandy beaches, countless mountains, rivers and the famous Idanre Hills, where mountains came to host a conference and then refused to leave.
”Ondo State also has a rich cultural heritage that embraces unique music and dance. Our state must harness her natural features, culture and talents to create and operate a tourism and entertainment industry that focuses on showcasing the best of Ondo State’s culture and natural features while creating wealth and hope for our youths.”
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