President, National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies ( Nanta) Mrs Susan Akporiaye says the demise of Ondo state governor Rotimi Akeredolu, a senior advocate of Nigeria, is big loss to Nigeria’s cultural tourism industry.
In a condolence message to the people of Ondo state and the government, Mrs Akporiaye disclosed that the late governor has great plans to reposition the state tourism sector and had mobilized frontline local investors led by Otunba Wanle Akinboboye to open the many vistas of cultural tourism endowments in the state, with a pending promise to host the executive members of nanta to a farm tour cum retreat in Akure early next year which could no longer hold.
” we at nanta mourn this great legal icon and tourism lover, and we pray that God accepts his soul and consoles his family, wife and children, the people and government of Ondo state,” she stated, adding that his legacies particularly his avowed commitment to transform the waterfronts of igbokoda and the environs into maritime tourism haven should be sustained as a tribute to the late governor.
” Nanta also condoles Otunba wanle Akinboboye, founder and builder of la campagne Tropicana beach and forest Resort, who is the face of cultural tourism in Ondo and a key partner of the state in its quest to attract tourism investments and investors to the state. We wish the great people of state to rise up in unity to give their late governor a befitting passage rite and to keep his dream alive. Mrs Akporiaye further stated.