1st Holiday Village in Africa to be Cited in Lokoja

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The 9-man high powered committee set up by the Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello to develop the first ever Holiday Village in Africa to be cited in Lokoja has come up with an 8-point agenda on how to actualize their mandate.

The committee known as Kogi State Advisory Intervention Committee on Culture and Tourism was inaugurated by the executive Governor of Kogi State late last year.

Arising from a meeting on Tuesday, the chairman of the Kogi State Advisory Intervention Committee, Otunba Segun Runsewe stated that the committee which has other notable Nigerians; Chief (Dr) Nike Okundaye , Otunba Wanle Akinboboye, Engr Joe Makoju, Dr Ronke Bello, Kehinde Quadri-Adu are mandated to rapidly unveil Kogi as a tourism hub to the world.

According to Runsewe, the 8 points agenda includes visits to all historical and heritage sites in Kogi State, hosting the very important national stakeholders’ meeting in Kogi State, trips to farm and national sites, interface with brand names in the country, setting up of media players, building a brand identity for the Holiday Village, develop feedback mechanism with the Kogi State Government House and host physical meeting when necessary.

Runsewe thanked the Governor Yahaya Bello for his vision in setting up this Kogi State Advisory Intervention Committee on Culture and Tourism which among other things is poised to fast track all the numerous tourism potentialities of Kogi State, noting that Kogi State boasts of so many historic, cultural and tourism potentials.

Runsewe added that if Governor Bello is able to host this much talked about national industry-stakeholders’ meeting this year in Kogi, the state will be the first state in the history of Nigeria to host the national encompassing stakeholders meeting.

Runsewe commended the Governor Bello for taking a bold step to develop the 1st ever Holiday Village in Kogi State, noting every journey of a thousand miles starts with a step and the Governor of Kogi State had taken the bold step which will definitely translate to something big for the youths of today and our future generation to hold on to.

Runsewe concluded that his committee will send a formal and properly documented strategic report to the Governor to enable the committee practically approach all the issues.

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