Africa: Nigerian Traditional Mornach woos investors, tourists to Epe

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A Nigerian traditional monarch, the Oloja of Epe Land, Oba Kamorudeen Animashaun, has called on local and international tourists to explore the tourism potential in Epe town.

According to businessday.ng, Animashaun made the call during a familiarisation tour to Epe town by the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

The traditional ruler said that Epe town was well endowed with tourist sites like the famous fish market, Oju Alaro shrine, Epe resorts and Jubilee chalets with beautiful waterfront and lush-green vegetations.

He noted that the town was also known for different species of fish, urging the state government to assist in protecting the community’s tourism potential to the world for improved patronage.

“We also have our traditional festivals in Epe, we want tourists to come and watch our festivals.

“Epe is an ancient town with interesting history and beautiful culture, I want you all as tourism operators to help us market our assets.

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“We also look forward to having investors around, we promise to provide the enabling environment for all forms of businesses to thrive,” he said.

Earlier, Mrs Surah Animashaun, Chairman, Epe Local Government Area, said the help of the state government was highly needed to groom the tourism sites in the town.

She said the ancient town had enormous resources yet untapped.
“We use this opportunity to call on investors into Epe, we have lots of untapped resources that could be exploited, we are friendly and hospitable,” she said.

Also, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, charged tourism operators to consciously work on bringing tourists into the community.

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