The Vice -President, Federation of Tourism Associations in Nigeria , FTAN, Otunba Ayo Olumoko on monday inaugurated the Ekiti State Chapter of the Association.
The innaguration of the first chapter which was held at Fabian Country Home Hotel Ado Ekiti, was attended by stakeholders in tourism including Commissioner for Arts Culture and Tourism, Professor Rasaki Bakare, SSA to Gov Fayemi on Tourism Development Amb. Wale Ojo Lanre and others
FTAN is the Umbrella body that represents all the private sector in the Tourism and related industry in Nigeria.
The Association was established in 1997 by the then Federal Ministry of Commerce and Tourism to facilitate liaison between Government agencies and the organized private sector in Nigeria’s Tourism industry
While innaugurating the association Olumoko said” Today we are rewriting the history of tourism in Ekiti State as the berth of this association will not only bring development but create more jobs and opportunities for the people of the state
Also SSA Tourism Development to Gov Fayemi who is also a member of the Association in his welcome remark said the development will enhance promotion of tourism and economic development in the state
Ojo Lanre said Gov Fayemi is not just passionate about developing the Sector in Ekiti but also interested in making the state a preffered tourism destination in Nigeria and Africa.