Governor Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji Champions Tourism: A Hike Towards Economic Growth in Ekiti State

Wale Ojo – Lanre Esq

In a bold and commendable move, Governor Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji of Ekiti State recently made headlines by actively participating in a hiking expedition in the picturesque terrain of Ikogosi, his home town which is blessed with the unique cold and warm springs, the only one in Africa
His participation not only underscores his commitment to promoting tourism as a state policy but also serves as a beacon of assurance, signaling to investors and tourists worldwide that Ekiti State is not just a destination, but a haven for adventure seekers.

The significance of Governor Oyebanji’s involvement in hiking cannot be overstated, particularly in its impact on tourism within the state, Nigeria, and the world at large
Ekiti, known for its lush landscapes, breathtaking waterfalls, and serene natural reserves, has long held untapped potential as a premier tourist destination. By actively engaging in activities such as hiking, Governor Oyebanji is not only showcasing the beauty of Ekiti’s natural treasures but also encouraging locals and visitors alike to explore and appreciate the rich biodiversity the state has to offer.

Furthermore, Governor Oyebanji’s participation serves as a powerful message to investors and tourists worldwide. In an era where safety and security are paramount concerns for travelers, his presence on the hiking trails of Ikogosi demonstrates a firm commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of all who choose to visit Ekiti State.
This reassurance is invaluable in attracting both domestic and international tourists, who seek not only adventure but also peace of mind during their travels.

From a broader economic perspective, Governor Oyebanji’s advocacy for tourism, exemplified through his participation in hiking, holds immense potential for driving economic growth within Ekiti State.
Tourism has long been recognized as a catalyst for job creation, infrastructure development, and revenue generation. By promoting outdoor activities like hiking, Governor Oyebanji is laying the groundwork for a thriving tourism industry that will benefit local communities and businesses alike.

As we reflect on Governor Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji’s recent hiking expedition in Ikogosi, it is evident that his vision for Ekiti State extends far beyond its borders. His leadership in championing tourism not only celebrates the natural beauty of the state but also positions Ekiti as a global destination for adventure, exploration, and relaxation.
With Governor Oyebanji at the helm, Ekiti State is not just on the map – it is setting the pace for sustainable tourism development in Nigeria and beyond.

Recently also Governor Oyebanji has mandated the Ekiti State Bureau of Tourism Development to produce a first-class Tourism Development Master Plan that is highly domesticated for the sustainability of the growth of the tourism economy in Ekiti State.
You will agree with me that this and other tourism initiatives of his not not just fleeting brain waves but the product of a strategist who desires the optimum for the growth of tourism in his state.
Governor Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji is moving Ekiti tourism forward

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