LAGOS TAKES COMMUNITY-BASED TOURISM DRIVE TO EPE

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As part of efforts to ensure the success of community-based tourism initiative at the grassroots, the Lagos State Government has urged residents of Epe to extend warm reception to tourists visiting the town.

Addressing residents of Epe, including traditional rulers and Local Government officials during a sensitisation programme held at the Epe Local Government Secretariat, Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, expressed the determination of the government to fully exploit the state’s tourism potentials.

In her words: ” The community-based tourism initiative will translate into job opportunities for most of our youths, result in an increase in the sale of goods and services, including increased patronage for hotel businesses among others”, Akinbile-Yussuf stated.

She challenged residents of Epe to be ingenious in producing different creative items that define Epe, which tourists can buy as souvenirs when returning to their places of residence.

Chairman, Epe Local Government, Princess Olayemi Animashaun, said the tourism potentials within the Epe division have the capacity to bring sustainable development to the zone and the state in general.

 

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