By Olajide Meseko
Governor Yayaha Bello has appointed and inaugurated a 9-man committee to fastrack the historic and natural tourism potentials of Kogi State.
Kogi State boosts of several historic tourist sites and should naturally be the nation’s tourism hub.
The sites are equally expected to improve the Intetnally Generated Revenue(IGR)of the state .
Amongst the sites are:
a. Lord Lugard Rest House on Mount Patti (1900-1914AD)
b. European Cemetery (1896AD) .
(c)Location of British Flag Hoisting (1900AD)
point of Rivers Niger and Benue.
The council is chaired by Otunba Olusegun Runsewe while the members are : the internationally renowned Nike Okundaye of Nike Art Gallery , Wale Akinboboye, CEO of La Campagne Tropicana Resort, Badagry.
Dr Ronke Bello, Mr Joseph Makoju and Kehinde Quadri Adu.
Salifu Idachaba, the Kogi state commissioner for culture and tourism, is the alternate chair while Femi Bolaji serves as the secretary.
The inauguration was done by Kogi State Deputy Governor H.E Edward Onoja on behalf of the Governor.