In its bid to boost its tourism sector, the Oyo State government has solicited the collaboration of experts and progressive minded people that are interested in the development of tourism to come and contribute their quotas to the sector.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Culture and Tourism, Hon. Ademola Akeem Ige made this disclosure while hosting a United State based Tourism and Environmental Expert, Chief Adedayo Ologundudu and others who paid him a courtesy visit in his office recently.
Hon. Akeem Ige stated that Governor Seyi Makinde has done many things in the area of road constructions, clean environment, the street lights project and most importantly, security architecture he has put in place to attract investors to come and contribute in a way to boost hospitality and tourism sector in the State.
He assured that the government will not relent in its effort at creating an enabling environment that will encourage progressive minds to come to the State to invest.
Earlier in his remark, Chief Adedayo Ologundudu who is the Araba of the United States of America explained that the purpose of the visit was to express their gratitude to the Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde through his Special Adviser on Culture and Tourism for the development drive in the State, which according to him, has made tourists feel comfortable and secured especially in Ibadan city.
He further disclosed that the visit was also to express their desire to be part of the government by making their input in the tourism sector so as to make the State a better place.
Chief Ologundudu hinted that they want to do this by assisting the government to create awareness for the tourists from the United States, Canada, London and all other parts of the world that are willing to visit the State and see the natural endowments it is blessed with that they are coming to a hospitable and secured place. “If the government has not provided a conducive environment, how can we assure the tourists to come around? He queried.”
Chief Ologundudu was accompanied on the visit by Mr Michael Peters from Trinidad & Tobacco West Indies and Mr Paul Olasewo Oni.