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Africa: Ikogosi Resort concessioned to private indigenous tourism investor by Ekiti State, Nigeria

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All is set for the rehabilitation of the Ikogosi Warm Springs Resort, as the 3-Star hotel located at the Central Tourist Road, Ikogosi in Ekiti State, Southwest Nigeria is set to get a new lease of life.

According to information from ekiti.gov.ng, the state government through its investment arm, Fountain Holdings Limited, has signed a concession with Nigeria’s foremost tourism and hospitality company, IrinAjo, over the resort which derives its name from the famous Ikogosi Springs for 15 years.

The Ikogosi resort, which was revived and fully operational during the first tenure of Governor Fayemi, was abandoned and left to rot by the succeeding administration.

This agreement comes after a long search by the Fayemi administration to secure a private investor to rehabilitate and take over the operation of the Ikogosi warm spring resort.

During the signing ceremony, the CEO of IrinAjo, Mr. Adedamola Idowu said the company was inspired by the ‘beautiful and uncommon phenomenon’ the resort is, adding that he intends to further push the global acclaim of the resort further than it is.

Mr Idowu said though there are challenges, he has a masterplan to reposition the facility in two phases – first, to return it to operational capacity and to expand the facility – which will be completed before December 2021.

The globally travelled tourism expert also assured tourists of a standard hospitality and tourism destination that will offer a wide range of services that will cater to their individual, organisational, educational, and academic needs.

The Fayemi administration has continued to demonstrate its commitment to harness the state’s tourism potentials and make it a destination for tourists and revenue enablers.

Present at the concession signing ceremony were the GMD/CEO, FHL, Oska Seyi Aiyeleso, GM Business Development, FHL, Mr. Kunle Oladele, and the Group Accountant, FHL, Mr. Femi Ayeni.

Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort is a unique hospitality facility with a rare natural warm spring with a confluence of warm and cold water maintaining their thermal properties.

The facility which has been developed with 91 rooms of different cadres, a unique warm spring swimming pool, 320-seater amphitheatre, 150-seater mini hall with training aids, and a 500-seater conference hall, is being concessioned to improve Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of Ekiti State.

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