Tourism Board to Synergize with Education Ministry to boost tourism


The Kwara State Commissioner of Communications, Hon. Olabode George Towoju, has indicated that a harmonious synergy will be built between the Kwara State Hospitality and Tourism Development Board and the State Ministry of Education to increase the patronage of tourist sites and boost revenue for the state. 

Towoju gave the indication during a working visit to the Kwara State Hospitality and Tourism Development Board with his management team.

He reiterated that Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq is keen on the development of the state, hence the need to attract investors and tourists to the state through the creation of the Ilorin Visual Arts Centre, an international tourist centre; a project that will be the first of its kind in the state, the country, as well as in West Africa.
The Commissioner added that the government of the day believes that students in various schools of the state should know about the natural endowments, arts and history of Kwara State and that a proper synergy between the Kwara State Ministry of Education and the Tourism Board will yield fruitful results.

He  assured the Management and staff of the Board that the governor is committed to easing the affairs of the workers and he urged them to take their duties seriously.
Earlier in her remarks, the General Manager of the Kwara State Hospitality and Tourism Board, Mrs. Esther  Bolaji Onietan, said  that the Tourism Board is in charge of Tourism in the state and that it documents tourism potentials. 

These potentials, according to her, are  marketed and promoted to the public.

The team was taken on a facility tour and the General Manager explained the arts, crafts and indigenous technology available in Kwara State. 
On the team were the Director of Personnel, Finance and Supply, Alhaji Hassan Taiye Afodun; Director of Information Services, Alhaji Ayobami Akanbi; Director of Public Orientation, Alh. Fatai Kazeem; Director of Culture and Tourism, Alhaja Aishat Buhari, among others.


Ayobami Ashaolu,
Press Secretary,
Ministry of Communications.

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