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Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Senator Abiola Ajimobi, the Senator of Oyo State has been described as a tourism minded governor with a clear and perfect vision and direction for development of tourism in the state. He understands completely the economic import of tourism, not only to the government, but also to the people of the state.
The various urban renewal projects which the Governor inaugurated and executed are not only for the environment but also for inducing a sense of tourism and culture. According to Mr. Toye Arulogun, Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, “Governor Abiola Ajimobi being a cosmopolitan individual and a well travelled personality who appreciates the essence of branding a city and the state earned the record of being the first Governor to embark on a comprehensive rebranding of Ibadan as a city to behold, love and appreciate.”
Mr. Arulogun further stated, “It is part of Governor Ajimobi’s tourism vision that a heaven has been crafted out of the jungle of Agodi Garden, an ecotourism enclave that was neglected and poorly maintained before his emergence as the governor of the state. It is to the credit of the Governor that a blissful ecotourism site has been created within the Agodi garden without destroying the flora and fauna in the place.” Governor Ajimobi well understands the SWOT analysis of the tourism sector in Oyo State. He knows that the place is a paragon of cultural and entertainment tourism and his government have initiated many programs to preserve its cultural heritage.