The National President of the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agents, NANTA, Susan Akporaiye, praised Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi’s decision to build the first Africa Holiday Village in the confluence state.
Ms Akporaiye, in a statement she issued, described the plan as noble and credible
Mr. Bello had finalized plans to build the village in Lokoja as he set up a nine-man Cultural Tourism Advisory Committee, Chief Olusegun Runsewe to update the mandate.
Ms. Akporiaye, who is at the forefront of inter-African tourism collaboration between selected African airlines, noted that the completion of the project would internationalize Kogi’s cultural tourism endowment.
He noted that local communities would also be empowered by the establishment of the tourist village.
He also praised Runsewe, who is also the Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture, NCAC, for leading the Kogi tourism project.
Ms. Akporiaye said that Runsewe’s leadership and organizational pedigree were second to none.
“We believe that Governor Bello got the right man for the job and we are convinced that the eight-point cultural tourism revival agenda for Kogi will move its cultural tourism offerings to the list of top destinations in Africa and also make actors of the local industry buy and support the muévete”, he said.
On Kogi’s rising profile as one of Nigeria‘s most secure borders, Akporaiye praised the governor for lifting Kogi out of the black spots of insecurity and banditry.
She said it was a feat that deserved a national replica.
“It is amazing how it has put an end to banditry and secured its people, no wonder Kogi has become attractive to businesses and investors.
“It is an added bonus to their efforts to rebuild the tourism infrastructure in the state and with what their advisory committee headed by Chief Runsewe has put in place, Kogi will undoubtedly recover economically, provide rural tourism jobs and be a safe haven. for vacations. in Nigeria,” he said.
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