Ekiti State Governor Dr. Kayode Fayemi has urged local and international investors to take advantage of the tourism potentials in the state to boost its economy through revenue generation.
He said there were lots of untapped potentials in the tourism sector calling for attention, adding that his administration had put in place policies and legislations to create an enabling environment for investment to thrive.
The governor, speaking yesterday during inspection of the state’s tourism facilities, reiterated his administration’s commitment to revolutionise the tourism sector for economic prosperity.
Fayemi, represented by Arts, Tourism and Culture Commissioner Prof. Rasaki Ojo Bakare, said plans were on to make Ekiti economically viable and an epicentre of development through huge investment in tourism and entertainment.
He said: “The essence of our identification of tourism facilities is to show the world the potentials this state has for tourism. You have seen the depth of what we have. What is left is for investors to come in and do business with the state.
“It is good to build filling stations and hotels, but tourism sites, when invested in, can give you what petrol stations and running a hotel cannot give you.
“We are calling on domestic and foreign investors to come to Ekiti and do tourism business with us. The message is simple, if your ambition is to make money, come to Ekiti. We have a lot for you to key into and make money.