The National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA), the umbrella body of all Travel and Tour Agencies in Nigeria, has vowed to partner in all Egba Festivals as part of its aims to promote Cultural Tourism in the country.
The outgoing Vice President of the association, Dr. Olatokunbo Dagunduro, who disclosed this during a visit to the Ake Palace on Thursday, 19th of March, emphasised that NANTA is not just into sales of air ticket but also other travel services which includes Tourism as a major stakeholder in the promotion of cultural tourism, adding that it is high time to promote Nigeria’s Cultural Heritage better.
He also informed the Kabiyesi that the National President, Mr Bankole Bernard sent his greetings.
Dr Olatokunbo commended the Alake and his wife, Dr. Tokunbo Gbadebo; the Olori of Egbaland who is a veteran member of NANTA, for their support and enduring commitment to the association.
The Egba Paramount Monarch, Oba Gbadebo welcomed them to the Palace, commending their hardwork and efforts to stand out globally.
He then mentioned that the Olori who had been a veteran member of the Association had been giving good reports about them.
The Alake earlier urged them to uphold integrity and hardwork in their service.
However, he made emphasis on integrity, noting that it is not an easy task to implement in their field as they deal with customer related issues on daily basis
He encouraged the NANTA group to avoid anything that would mar their name by allowing integrity and professionalism to dominate their activities.
The Alake then prayed for the association and for their officials to prosper and attain greater heights.
In the entourage of the outgoing Vice President, Dr Olatokunbo Dagunduro was was Mr. Hezekiah Afolabi, the VP Elect, Mr Babatunde Bewaji; the Zonal Secretary Elect, Alh. Qusim Saheed; the Zonal Treasurer Elect, Mrs Omolola Adeyemi; the Financial Secretary, Mr Ajibade Olaleye, the Public Relations Officer, Mr Oyebola Obasa, the Welfare/Social Officer, Mr Jonathan Sodeinde; Internal Auditor, Mr Abass Oluseyi, the Ogun State Cordinator and many others.
The Alake was assisted by the Olori of Egbaland; Dr Tokunbo Gbadebo, the Baagbimo of Egbaland; Chief Akanni Akinwale, the Balogun of Egbaland, Chief Sikirullah Atobatele, the Onimoero of Egbaland, Chief Tokunbo Odebunmi, the Aro of Egbaland, the Aare Bobagunwa; Chief Victor, the Bada AsojuOba, Chief Wole Odekunle, and the Aare Baaroyin; Chief Layi Labode to mention a few.