Akeredolu set to declare Araromi Seaside as tourism zone
Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State said the government had concluded arrangements to declare the Araromi Seaside in Igbokoda, Ilaje Local Government area (LGA) as a Tourism Zone.
Akeredolu said the Araromi Seaside would attract global attention to the state as a tourist centre.
He said that the huge potential of the State in tourism would no longer be left untapped, adding that the declaration would attract global attention to the state.
Akeredolu said that the development would be in partnership with La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort Ltd.
He said that it would replicate the success stories of Tourism, particularly in Dubai, in the Sunshine State.
“We have reached an agreement to declare our waterfronts or shores, where we have a lot of advantage in the country, a Tourism zone,” he said.
Otunba Wanle Akinboboye, Chairman, La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort Ltd., said that the declaration would create jobs and drive revenue generation in the state.
Akinboboye said the declaration would provide a platform for the present and future generations to enjoy tourism to the fullest.
He said the natural tourist endowment of Sunshine State would be explored for the benefit of not only Nigerians but the global community for the economic prosperity of the state.
“I am sure you are aware that there are 840 Kilometres of beachfront in Nigeria across six states in 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 spend a thousand dollars, multiply by 15.9 million people, that is what Mr Governor wants to replicate, to bring the entire world here,” he said.
Akinboboye said it would attract huge employment opportunities, adding that the state had several attractions in the aquatic zone.