Calling For Merger Of Tourism And Culture Ministries Unnecessary, Says Wale Ojo-Lanre

For many years, tourism stakeholders have clamoured for standing alone ministry. And Tinubu administration created the ministry some.months ago. However commissioners, perm secs and directors of MDAs in culture and tourism from across the States of the federation early this month at a conference in Abuja called for merger of culture and tourism as ONE ministry.. What is your reaction to this ?

In statement signed by Wale Ojo- Lanre of the Sun Natha Alade and Partners 62 Moshood Abiola Way Opposite Dikat House Ring Road Ibadan, Oyo State. Stated that the calling for the merger of the two ministries is not necessary at this point in time

Calling for the merger of the new Tourism Ministry with the new Ministry of Culture, Arts and Creative Economy is silly, stupid, senseless, uncultured irresponsible, and a brazen slight to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, he stated

it’s a meticulously orchestrated plan by certain political figures within the government, aimed at undermining the progress in the tourism sector and tarnishing the reputation of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. These individuals are attempting to discredit the President’s decision to establish a standalone Tourism Ministry, drawing parallels with successful models in countries like France, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Jamaica, South Africa, Maldives, and Canada.

The motive behind this move is a blatant insult to President Tinubu’s integrity, implying that he lacked foresight when creating a separate Tourism Ministry in August, only to merge it with another by December. This deliberate attempt to portray the President as unwise and foolish is an affront.

The suggestion appears irresponsible and seems to stem from a group with a limited understanding of governance, perhaps influenced by personal interests or made in a state of inebriation after a hearty meal. The idea not only lacks credibility but also mocks the integrity of those proposing it, portraying them as jesters without a genuine understanding of their roles.

Many of the proponents are likely political appointees with little or no knowledge of tourism, arts, and culture, rendering their opinions uninformed and irrelevant to the sector. The context, circumstances, and setting where such a suggestion was made further highlight its immaturity and lack of seriousness


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