The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr John Kayode Fayemi, has disclosed that the state would unveil its strategic plans for the enhancement and development of the tourism sector this year.
Dr Fayemi made this declaration on Item No 51 of his new year address to the state.
He promised to maximize the tourism potentialities of the state to boost the revenue generation and to properly position the sector in the state. This, according to him, is for active participation in the sharing of the global tourism economy and business.
He disclosed that in this year 2021, Ekiti would unveil the Ekiti-State Tourism Master Plan and also would commence its implementation in earnest. He added that he would put in place, the strategic buffer and belt to put at bay fear of insecurity which is a malaise to tourism growth.
According to the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Fayemi on Tourism Development, Mr Wale Ojo-Lanre, Dr Fayemi is fastidious at ensuring legal framework for his projects to ensure sustainable development and strategic planning, for growth.
Ojo-Lanre pointed out the Governor is an agrarian apostle of “you cannot build something on anything,” hence, the unveiling of Ekiti State Tourism Master Plan which contains the road map for tourism via where we are? Where are we going? And how do we get there? It is a fundamental achievement on the part of the Governor and an assurance of sustainable inter-generational development and growth of tourism in Ekiti.”