Posted by News Express | 12 September 2020 | 983 times
By SUNNY OKIM
Osun State government, in collaboration with the popular television tourism series, Goge Africa, is on the move to boost local tourism in the state.
This was made known by one of the anchors of the TV programme, Nneka Isaac Moses, in a chat with News Express earlier today.
According to Moses, work has commenced towards the development of tourism in Nigeria, with Osun State as the first port of call.
"We have come together to contribute our quota to the development of tourism in Nigeria
"We have started work. Our first stop is Osun State, one of the state governments that are ready and receptive to developing tourism assets and diversifying her IGR," Moses said.
She disclosed that the state governor, Gboyega Oyetola, called for a crucial meeting during the week during which strategies were mapped out towards a successful implementation of the project.
"This week, all the bush path to the attractions we inspected were cleared in readiness for development," said Moses.
Speaking further on the tourism project, she said:
"I am glad to tell you that two investors are already on board to work with us.
"We are thankful to African Union for their support, to Sterling Bank for putting up the first seed capital of 5 Billion Naira towards the development of Tourism in Nigeria, to MTN for their sponsorship and support for community festivals and domestic tourism, to Union Bank for coming on board with 10 Billion Naira.
"We also appreciate the Domestic Tourism Committee, chaired by Otunba Akinboboye for leading the team that is pioneering this change by donating invaluable time, resources, their network and networth to this project. You are the real #ChampionsOfDomesticTourism."
Moses also appreciated her crew for the project idea.
"Special thanks to the crew of Goge Africa for initiating and appointing members of the #DomesticTourismCommittee," she said.
"Visit www.gogeafrica.tv to see the team that is driving a new wave of change in Nigeria's tourism space," she further informed.
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