The Association of Nigerian Journalists and Writers of Tourism (ANJET) has unveiled the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, as Special Guest of Honour, ahead of its October 8, Tourism Seminar, billed for the Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos.
The event would also witness the inauguration of the association’s new executive council and patrons.
A statement released by the tourism writers’ body, said the theme of the seminar is; “Tourism and Jobs: Better future for all”.
This is in line with the annual World Tourism Day (WTD) celebrations by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), on September 27.
According to ANJET, other special guests of honour at the event include; the Directors-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe; Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Folorunsho Folarin-Coker and that of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), Momoh Kaabir, as well as the President of the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN), Saleh Rabo.
The guest speaker for the proposed one-day seminar is Dr. Gabriel Gbenga Olowo, who is the CEO of Sabre Network while the panelists are: Allen Onyema, chairman/CEO of Air Peace; Ikechi Uko, publisher of Atqnews.com and organiser of Akwaaba; Mrs. Chika Ani, CEO of Esperanza Cakes, Victor Edosomwan, MD, Vicwan Limited (Hospitality and Lifestyle Consulting) and Lola Adefope, MD, BTML.
The statement further disclosed that aside the inauguration of the newly-elected executive council, the new patrons to be formally inducted include: Otunba Wanle Akinboboye of La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort, Lagos; Oladipo Jemi – Alade of Jemi – Alade Tours; and Nkereuwen Onunge of Remlords Tours.
Others are: Barrister Allen Onyema of Air Peace, Mr. Folorunsho Folarin-Coker of NTDC; Alhaji Momoh M. Kabir of NIHOTOUR; Saleh Rabo of FTAN; Mr Bankole Bernard, President of the National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) and His Royal Majesty, Professor Oba Adeyemi Obalanlege, the Olota of Otta, Ogun State.