Commissioner for Home Affairs, Tourism and Culture, Hon. Sikiru Adetona Ayedun has charged hoteliers, travel and tour operators, owners of food vendors, club houses, eateries and food canteen owners to be hospitable to visitors who are mostly non-indigenes that are coming to visit the God endowed tourist sites in the state.
Hon. Ayedun who was represented by the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry, Mrs. Olajumoke Bello said this at a two day workshop organized by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Tourism and Culture on “Hospitality and Tourism Development as a major tool of achieving the Six Point Integral Action Plan of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola’s administration”. He advised the people to justify the huge amount of money the government is spending on the Tourism and Cultural sectors in the state.
In his keynote address at the event, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Tourism and Culture, Barrister Oladipo Soyode reiterated the government’s efforts and commitment at improving the skills of the people working with the hospitality industry in the state in order to meet the required standard around the world.
Hon. Soyode assured the participants of the present administration’s commitment to explore tourism potentials in the state in order to generate employment opportunities, improve economy and wealth creation.
In her vote of thanks, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mrs. Olajumoke Bello ably represented by the General Manager, Osun Tourism Board, Mr. Biodun Balogun thanked all participants for attending a free cost workshop organized for them to improve their skills in their chosen calls.
The workshop witnessed series of lectures from consultants, facilitators and enlightenment from Ministry officials. Present at the occasion were the Directors in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Tourism and Culture, representatives of Hoteliers’ Association, Travel and Tour Agencies, food vendors, club houses, eateries and canteen owners.