The newly inaugurated executive members of Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria (FTAN) in Osun State have been charged to support the state government in projecting Osun as a center of tourism among the comity of states in Nigeria.
Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in the state, Hon. Dr. Adebisi Obawale gave the charge recently in Osogbo at the inauguration of FTAN Executives by the Vice President South West of FTAN, Otunba Ayo Olumoko FITPN.
He stressed that it was a rare privilege to have FTAN in Osun at a time like this when the government is planning to build activities round the State’s tourist sites and development of Agro-tourism Centers.
Obawale then assured that the state government will work with the Federation to realise the goal of Governor Oyetola on tourism development.
Earlier in his speech, the South-West Vice President of FTAN, Otunba Ayo Olumoko said the Federation is an umbrella body for Culture, Arts, Entertainment, Hospitality, Travels and Tourism-related trades in the country.
He appealed to the newly inaugurated executives to work with sincerity of purpose, honesty and in unity in the interest of the industry stakeholders.
Olumoko stressed that Osun FTAN must work with the state government and bring all the stakeholders under one umbrella for understanding of her policies and how it affects their businesses and trade in Osun State.
In his acceptance speech, the State Coordinator of Osun FTAN, Mr. Ladun Fabiyi appreciated Otunba Ayo Olumoko for the trust reposed in him and his colleagues. He promised to do all within his power to take the association in the state to a greater height.
In their separate goodwill messages, Rev (Mrs) Margaret Bola Fabiyi (Mama Webisco) and Mr. Olusola Ajala charged the new executives to let the world know that Osun is blessed with many tourist sites and work effectively in order to bring lives to many moribund sites therein.
Also, the Assistant Commissioner of Police and Area Commander in charge of Ataoja Estate, Kayode Ayilara congratulated the new executive members and wish them well in their new assignment.
Other members of the state executive sworn-in includes Mrs Biola Kolawole (Deputy Coordinator), Queen Fisayo Aderemi (Secretary), Mrs Enajite Ogbojafor-Olatunji (Assistant Treasurer), Captain Emmanuel Oluwatobi (Inter-governmental Relations 1), Prince Ayodeji Lukman (Intergovernmental Relations 2), Mrs. Florence Babasola (Public Relations Officer), Mr. Oluwanifemi Olatunji (Membership Secretary 1), Mr. Fakeye Saheed Akande (Membership Secretary 2) and Mr. Olushola Ajala (Exco’s Special Adviser).
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