From Cote D’Ivoire, honours for La Campagne boss Akinboboye
The Founder and President of La Campagne Tropicana Forest and Beach Resort in Ikegun Village, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos, Otunba Wanle Akinboboye, has been honoured with awards from different parts of the world for his vision, exemplary leadership and contributions to the development of African tourism.
This recent awards is coming from far away Cote D’ Ivoire where over the years, Akinboboye has established his presence in helping to develop, market and promote the country’s tourism. One of his notable and most successful efforts is in Grand Bassam region through the activation of Destination Grand Bassam and also the replication of the La Campagne Tropicana brand in the region.
This latest award, however, is coming from a different quarters, the district of Sassandra Matahoue in the region of Zeneneoula. In an official letter conveying to Akinboboye the award signed by the Deputy Mayor of the region, Bi Goure Oscar Adika, it stated that he is being honoured for his vision, exemplary leadership and contributions to the development of the region’s tourism, people and economy as well as its villages, which numbered about 150.
Adika also stated in the letter that the awards from the 150 villages of the region is supreme title of 10 tribes of the region, a recognition that symbolises the high esteem they hold him. It also speaks of the enduring nature of his relationship with the region, which has resulted in the numerous developments that they have enjoyed through him.
He said: “We are giving you the Supreme Chieftaincy title of 10 tribal titles as the father and cultural leader of tourism in Africa for Africans and in the world. It is to this effect that with your exceptional example in leadership, we have decided to organise this very great occasion with the villagers through tourism and entertainment. With your organisation, together, we’ll promote our African culture with tourism. So, with this ceremony of titles, it would be beneficial to us with your knowledge and experiences in the field of development for our community and country.”
The award ceremony is billed to hold later in the year at PAOUFLA, one of the most notable and developed centres of the region.
Meanwhile, the management of La Campagne has expressed delight and appreciation over the award, noting that Akinboboye remains ever grateful to the government and people of the region for this singular honour, which means a lot to him and the brand, pledging that Akinboboye is focused on his promotion of Africa through his Continent Building initiative.
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