NANTA President inaugurates western zone secretariat, recreation centre
Mrs Susan Akporiaye, President, National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies ( NANTA), has inaugurated the Western Zone Office and Recreation Centre in Ibadan, Oyo State Capital.
Located within the confines of the National Museum of Unity Aleshinloye Ibadan, the complex, has a restaurant, bar, lounge area, with a conference hall for meetings.
Unveiling the edifice and supported by NANTA veterans, led by the first female President, Mrs Teresa Ojo, Akporiaye, praised the initiative and leadership of Otunba Babatunde Adesokan for the secretariat project.
” From Abuja, kano , Portharcourt and Lagos, my charge and directive to all our zonal leadership, is to make NANTA proud by leaving behind legacies and strategic income generating projects, which would sustain the association at zonal level.
“I am happy with what Otunba Babatunde Adesokan has done here. The secretariat and recreation centre are commendable” Mrs Akporiaye stated.
Ibadan National Museum curator, Mrs Pamela Otuka Oriyomi disclosed that NANTA western zone was allowed to have a secretariat and recreation centre within the museum complex, due to collaboration agenda of the National Museum leadership in Abuja, which believes NANTA is at the forefront to drive cultural tourism traffic and also a major player in promotion ofNigerian historical narratives.
Mrs. Teresa Ojo, who spoke for the veterans, expressed happiness with the determination and robust commitment of NANTA members and leadership at all levels in changing the Nigerian tourism landscape effectively through promotion of Nigeria at the last World Travel Market in London, first ever by any association, , and urged the Otunba Adesokan led western zone to break more ceilings, liberating the zone from the shackles of poverty.
” We are proud of Adesokan and his executive for this cheering effort. We want you to do more. Locate and promote local tourism sites and create tourism jobs and other strings of income for members.” Mrs OjO, further stated .