Battered by the devastating effect of the covid-19 lockdown on the hospitality industry in Ekiti state, the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi has on Friday, distributed palliatives to members of Hoteliers Association in the state in recoginitof their immense sacrifice and endurance during the lockdown.
The governor, who was represented by Ambassador Wale Ojo-Lanre, SSA to the governor on Tourism Development stated that his administration is focused on taking tourism to the next level noting that hospitality industry plays a crucial role in tourism development and should be supported and encouraged.
Ojo-Lanre, in his opening address, described Fayemi as ‘a tourism friendly governor’ noting that Ekiti is tourism in all ramifications and that the potentials are enormous to generate alternative income when fully utilized.
The event which holds at the newly upgraded Fajuyi Park in Ado Ekiti drew participants from the 16 Local Governments in the state comprising leading hoteliers in the state.
He then solicit for synergy between the government and stakeholders in the hospitality industry.
According to the widely travelled governor’s aide, drivers and hotels play crucial role in tourism in any country of the world adding that Ekiti should not be an exception.
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