Published on : Thursday, August 24, 2017
The involvement of the youths in the tourism sector of Nigeria is an important factor. The youth is taking full charge of their responsibility in relation to the growth and development of the tourism sector.
At the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Tourism Club International, Ibadan Polytechnic Chapter, the guest speaker, Director of Tourism, Oyo State, Mrs. Adejoke Agboola, who was represented by Mr. Okunola Olumuyiwa said, “The domestic tourism is the major concern of the Oyo State government. As the state is known to be the pioneer of everything First in Africa, such as; the first university in Africa, first television station among other firsts. There are unfathomable natural tourism sites in the state, historical natural sites having no match in the world, imperishable cultural ingredients that are only indigenous to the people of Oyo State. The government working in partnership with private organizations as regards the promotion, celebration and development of all tourism places, sites and concepts for economic growth and development of the state”.
Olumuyiwa revealed “there are various categories tourism covers, such as; scientific tourism, academic tourism, historical tourism, religious tourism, entertainment tourism, tourism guidance and so forth. Tourism is a means of livelihood for most developed countries in the world; therefore, members of the Tourism Club and general public can get involved in active activities of tourism for independence and self-reliance in the face of economic recession. Tourism, as business venture, covers countless areas which are enough to save the economy of any country from recession.”
Awards were given to top professionals of tourism in the country, after the presentation of award to Mrs. Agboola, the likes of Mr. Wale Ojo-Lanre, Editor, Tribune Tourism Magazine; Mr. Omololu Oluwamuyiwa, CEO, Travel Scope Magazine; Mr. Salami Olumiyuwa, CEO, Divine Tour, Kenneth Oduah, CEO and Founder of Stay-Up Aviation and many others.