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Oyebanji demands FG’s support for Ekiti tourism initiative



Oyebanji demands FG’s support for Ekiti tourism initiative
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Governor, Biodun Oyebanji, has urged the Federal Government to provide support for the effective implementation of the Ekiti Tourism Development Master Plan.

Governor Oyebanji made this plea during the visit of the Minister of Tourism, Lola Ade-John, to the state for the Ekiti Hike Mountain Safari and various other tourism-related activities.

He said, “We believe that a strategic plan is indispensable for the sustainable development of tourism.

By formulating a comprehensive master plan, Ekiti will be able to identify and capitalize on its unique tourism assets, create world-class tourist infrastructure, and implement effective marketing strategies.

“Ekiti has the potential to re-awake the economy of the nation.

The master plan will also serve as a road map for future endeavors and pave the way for Ekiti to become a premier tourist destination.’’

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Also speaking, the Director-General of the Bureau of Tourism Development in the state, Wale Ojo-Lanre, said that the economic importance of hiking cannot be underrated.

He said, “I urge you to explore the Abanijorin Mountain. It has seven caves, Rock tunnel, amphitheater and breathtaking vista.’’

Governor Oyebanji, the minister and her team had earlier visited the Palace of Oluyin of Iyin-Ekiti, Oba Adeniyi Ajakaye, where they were told about the history behind the mountain “Okuta Aba ni Jorin.’’

The governor on February 21 approved the development of the state tourism development plan, as part of efforts to harness and enhance the tourism potential of the state for economic growth and prosperity.