TABAC International, an international tourism firm, has promised to enhance the medical tourism potentials in Ekiti State.
TABAC Country Representative, Mr Steve Akadiri, gave this assurance during a business proposal demonstration to the Senior Special Assistant, SSA, to theE State governor on Tourism Development, Ambassador Wale Ojo-Lanre, in Ado Ekiti, Nigeria.
Commending Governor Kayode Fayemi, for being the first governor of EkitiS to have consistently shown interest in developing the tourism potentials of the state for the benefit of the people of the state, Mr. Kadiri averred that the governor deserves support and reinforcement of purpose from development agents.
He disclosed that the geographical and climatic configuration of Ekiti have made it a paragon of tourism, which is ready for enhancement and economic explosion; pointing out that of all the governors who have governed Ekiti State, Dr Fayemi is the only one who deliberately created comprehensible policy and action plans for tourism, both during his first and second tenures.
Mr Akadiri pointed out that Ekiti State is blessed with a climate that enhances good health and its geographical configuration makes it a sprawling site for medical tourism; revealing that his organisation has identified a location between Efon Alaye and Ikogosi, suitable for the planting of a medical tourism village.
He further disclosed that his organisation’s intervention at adding value to the tourism sector of Ekiti State via medical tourism would not task the financial strength of the state; neither would it put the burden on the people, but would only engage the people of the state via employment creation and empowerment.
Responding, the SSA to Governor Fayemi on Tourism Development, Ambassador Ojo – Lanre lauded TABAC and its management for their interest in the development of Ekiti tourism and for publicly identifying with the Governor Fayemi’s tourism vision.
He assured Mr Akadiri of the readiness of the state to partner development agents at ensuring that Ekiti State becomes a preferred tourism destination in Nigeria.