Ekiti state governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has appointed Ambassador Wale Ojo-Lanre as Senior Special Assistant, Tourism Development.
The Usi-Ekiti born international journalist, Ojo -Lanre was until his new portfolio, the Director-General of Ekiti State Council For Arts and Culture.
He revived the moribund Council, boosted the morale of the staff, while later translated to the conversion of the Council to the Ministry of Arts, Culture and Tourism.
While holding sway as the Director-General of the Council, Ojo-Lanre initiated several developmental and sensitization programmes that enhanced the promotion of Arts and Culture in the state as well as the participation of the state’s cultural troupe in Arts and Cultural Festival at home and abroad.
It was during his tenure that the annual Ekiti State Cultural Festival (EKIFEST), was revived. The 2019 edition of the EKIFEST, was adjudged as one of the best events in the second coming of Governor Fayemi
Ojo-Lanre, an ex- Associate Editor of the Nigerian Tribune Newspapers, award-winning tourism journalist and a first-class tourism, travel and hospitality writer, holds a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in History from Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo State, a Masters degree in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution from the Premier University of Ibadan and LLB (Bachelor of Laws) from Lead City University, Ibadan.