The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Klick Konnect Networks Akure chief Alex Ajipe says the government of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s Integrity will give confidence to tourist investors in Ondo state because he believes that the sector with its huge potentials would in the nearest future be the next oil and gas in revenue generation for the country.

Ajipe also highlighted the potentials and contribution of  tourism in Nigeria to the nation’s economy, saying tourism is well recognised as a significant sector of any economy.

Ajipe speaking with newsmen at the programme

According to Ajipe who spoke on “Tourism for Inclusive Growth”, at the World Tourism Day 2021 said “Tourism Sector has influenced our modern world in several distinct and marked ways. It is responsible for millions of jobs and it contributes significantly to GDP in most countries”.

He said the range of jobs offered by Tourist is particularly diverse and could include unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled work force.

Ajipe also received award of Excellence at the programme

The CEO of Klick Konnect who made this disclosure at the just concluded World Tourism Day held At Elizade university multipurpose Hall Ilaramokin  said “It might interest you to note that the impacts of Tourism on a national economy is very high and should be taken serious

“This explains why this industry or sector is often neglected by policy makers who are suspicious of its capacity to drive economic growth. This explains why active players in that industry must rebuild confidence in this industry.  But I have known from personal experience and from my adventures that the Tourism sector is a veritable pilot of national prosperity.  I have been consistent in defending this position”

Ajipe also affirmed that the great works done by  the governor of ondo state Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has succeeded in placing Ondo State on the world map.

He said the state government under the leadership of Akeredolu has done well in placing Ondo state on the world map due to the investments drives  and by opening up the airspace making ondo state accessible to tourist. 

Ajipe said ” what we are experiencing in this state shows that we have a competent, talk and do governor. Today the Ore industrial hub is now a cynosure of all eyes and the construction of dual carriageway of Araromi to Lekki in Lagos if completed will open up Ondo state to more tourist”

“We have a listening leader who want the best for his state, what we need to do is to support him in all ways so that he can succeed. We need more investors In Tourism sector In ondo state so that our Mare festival in Idanre, The Owo Museum, The smoking Hills in Ilaramokin and others can be recognised globally”

Ajipe said the the administration of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu is more interested in bringing more investors to the state and as a stakeholder, he will join hands together with the government to develop the state.

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