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Ife hots up for NATOP AGM

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AGM, will be hosted at Ife Grand Resorts and Leisure. Photo/citypeople

All is set for the much-anticipated 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM), of the Nigeria Association of Tour Operators (NATOP), holding in Osun State, Nigeria.

The AGM, which will be hosted by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi at the Ife Grand Resorts and Leisure, is slated for May 24.

With the Theme: Impact of Culture, Partnerships and Governance on Nigeria Tourism Development, the meeting will feature a four-day program to include a tour of Osun State, sacred sites and the palace of the Oba from May 23, while the AGM conference and meeting will hold on May 24.

The National president NATOP, Hajia Bilkisu Abdul said the program is very keen and targeted at exploring south western Nigeria, spotlighting Ife as a cultural and religious destination to both domestic and International tourists.

The President, who thanked His Royal Majesty the Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II for his kind gesture to host this year’s AGM, hinted that the DG, Nigerian Council of Arts and Culture Otunba Olusegun Runsewe and DG, Nigeria Tourism Development Commission Mr Folarin Coker have confirmed to attend the AGM in Osun State.

Other special guests such as the Hon. Commissioner of Tourism Osun State, Presidents of associations, Tourism expert Ikechi Uko have been invited for this year’s AGM in Osun.

General Manager, Ife Grand Resorts, Habib Reuben, in a statement said, “Ife awaits tour operators, who will help position our unique product and rich culture which is very dear to the Kabiyesi’s heart and help redefine weekend travel culture for Nigerians and International tourists”.


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