Ondo govt to declare Araromi Seaside tourist zone

By Friday Omosola

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has announced his administration’s decision to declare the Araromi Seaside in Ilaje Local Government Area of the State, a tourist zone.

Governor Akeredolu who announced this yesterday in his Office, Alagbaka, Akure, said the huge potential of the State in tourism could no longer be left untapped, adding that the declaration would attract global attention to the State.

He noted that the development, which was in partnership with La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort, would replicate the success stories of Tourism, particularly in Dubai, in the Sunshine State.

Speaking, the Chairman of the partnership organization, La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort Ltd, Otunba Wanle Akinboboye said the partnership would create jobs and drive revenue generation in the State.

Otunba, noted that it is a platform for the present and future generations to enjoy tourism to the fullest.

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He said: “The avalanche of natural tourist endowment of the Sunshine State will be explored for the benefits of not only Nigerians but the global community for the economic prosperity of the state.

“I am sure you are aware that there is 840 kilometres of beachfront in Nigeria across Six states which Ondo state has the longest with almost 200 kilometres of it.

“The entire Dubai has a total of 70 kilometres of beachfront; they welcome over 15 .9 Million visitors every year. Just imagine if they spent a thousand dollars, multiplied by 15.9million people, that is what Mr Governor wants to replicate, to bring the entire world here.” Otunba Akinboboye stressed.

“We have the richest ocean because of limited operations of trollers, so our sea is extremely rich with different species of fish, prawns and the entire tourism activity that we believe very strongly will not only attract just Nigerians but Africans in the diaspora.

“A declaration like this will attract the world to that area for business opportunities. With this declaration, we in the state would have built a humongous platform for tomorrow’s people.

“The platform we are standing on today was built by yesterday’s people. Mr Governor has begun the process of the platform for tomorrow’s people.”

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