Tourism Minister to Embark on Spectacular Visit to Ekiti State for Hike Mountain Safari, Ikogosi Resort, Ecogenesis Incubator Programme

The vibrant and dynamic Honourable Minister of Tourism, Lola Ade-John, is set to grace Ekiti State with her presence this weekend for two extraordinary events that promise to showcase the beauty and potential of the state’s tourism sector.

In a letter of notification sent to the distinguished Governor Biodun Oyebanji and shared with the press, the Minister elaborated on the forthcoming activities:

“Dear Excellency Sir,


I am delighted to extend my warmest greetings to you and reveal the exciting news of the EcoGenesis Incubator Programme to be hosted in Ekiti State. This innovative event is a community-centered tourism initiative orchestrated by the Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with the Ekiti State Bureau of Tourism Development and supported by the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR).

The event will encompass:

  • 31st March: Skill Upgrade – Tour Guide Training session with incentives for 20-25 participants.
  • 1st April: Hike and Trail Abanijorin Mountain Safari experience.

To immerse myself fully in the rich hospitality of Ekiti State and also promote it as an ideal venue for corporate and government retreats, I have chosen to stay at the esteemed Ikogosi Warm Springs Resort.

Your esteemed support is pivotal in ensuring the success of this event and in further solidifying Ekiti State’s reputation as a premier destination for both local and international tourists. I am confident that our collaboration will yield fruitful outcomes for the Ekiti tourism industry and the wider Nigerian tourism landscape.

I eagerly anticipate exploring the beauty, culture, and diverse tourist attractions that Ekiti State has to offer.”

Emphasizing the significance of the upcoming visit, Barrister Wale Ojo-Lanre, the Director-General of the Ekiti State Bureau of Tourism Development, expressed his anticipation, saying, “We are thrilled to welcome the Minister to our state. Her proactive approach and enthusiasm underscore her dedication to advancing tourism initiatives. Likewise, Governor Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji has directed our bureau to ensure that Mrs. Lola Ade-John receives an exceptional and unforgettable Easter holiday experience in Ekiti State.”

This high-profile visit promises to be a turning point in Ekiti State’s tourism landscape, further enhancing its appeal and positioning it as a premier destination on the tourism map.

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