Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello reportedly set up the Kogi State Advisory Intervention Committee on Culture and Tourism to develop the first-ever Holiday Village in Africa.
The committee has come up with an eight-point agenda on how to actualize their mandate.
The committee’s Chairman Otunba Segun Runsewe, who is the Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), said members of the Kogi State Advisory Intervention Committee on Culture and Tourism met and ratified the 8-point agenda.
According to him, the 8-points agenda includes visits to all historical and heritage sites in Kogi State; hosting the very important national stakeholders’ meeting in Kogi State; trips to the farm and national sites; interface with brand names in the country; setting up of media players, building a brand identity for the Holiday Village, develop feedback mechanism with the Kogi State Government House and host physical meeting when necessary.
Runsewe, who thanked Governor Bello for his vision in setting up the Kogi State Advisory Intervention Committee on Culture and Tourism, said the committee members are poised to fast track all the numerous tourism potentialities in Kogi State, adding that the state boasts of so many historic, cultural and tourism potentials.
He said that Kogi State will be the first state in the history of Nigeria to host the National Encompassing-Stakeholders’ Meeting if the governor commits to his promise to ensure that the meeting takes place under his watch.
Runsewe, who commended the Governor Y Bello for taking a bold step to develop the 1st ever Holiday Village in Kogi State, noted that every journey of a thousand miles starts with a step.
“Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has taken the bold step which will definitely translate to something big for the youths of today and our future generation to hold on to,”He said that a formal and properly documented Strategic Report would be sent to the governor to enable the committee to practically approach all the issues.