Ogun Government Says Transportation Master Plan Will Boost Tourism Sector - EDU-BIZNEWS


Sunday, October 2, 2022

Ogun Government Says Transportation Master Plan Will Boost Tourism Sector

Ogun State Government says its Transportation Master plan being  implemented will enhance the potentials in the tourism sector and support the  revenue drive of the Prince Dapo Abiodun led administration in the state

The State Commissioner for Transportation , Engr. Gbenga Dairo, stated  this known while giving his goodwill message at the recently held 2022 World Tourism Day, with the theme; ‘’Rethinking Tourism” at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta.

According to him, the Master plan has a multimodal approach to connect all the economic clusters, historic sites, and the numerous tourist centers in the three Senatorial Districts in the State

He noted that an effective transportation network would promote the State’s cultural activities and improve it's socio-economic development 

 The Commissioner pointed out that ‘’the State government has developed several transport infrastructures to ensure that the full potential of tourism is harnessed, such as the reconstruction of Epe-Mojoda road, facilitation of Railway Redline project between Ogun and Lagos States, among others.

Similarly, the State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Hon. Adijat Adeleye-Oladapo, revealed that the State’s rich cultural heritage had made it a tourism hub and destination of choice for foreign tourists.

Adeleye-Oladapo said the Ministry was working on more promotional strategies that would not only give the State global prominence but also increase patronage and would retain its pride of place among the comity of States.

Contributing, the National President of the Association of Tourist Boat Operators and Water Transportation of Nigeria, Dr. Ganiu Balogun, in a  lecture titled, "Water Transportation Tourism: A Shot in the Arm for Economic Development", encouraged investors to invest in water transportation, saying that the waterways serve as a good tourist attraction site.

On his part, a lecturer in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism at the Federal University of Technology (FUNAAB), Dr. Ibrahim Adeshina, who spoke on "Technology and Security: Key Factors to Repositioning the Tourism Industry" emphasised the significance of technology in ensuring the safety of visitors in the State.

He commended the strides of Prince Dapo Abiodun-led administration in establishing the Ogun Tech Hub, advising that government should come up with a framework that would reposition tourism in the State with the use of artificial intelligence to secure the tourism sector.

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