L-R: BoT member Mrs. Fatima Garbati; His Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II The Ooni of Ife; President of NATOP Hajia Bilikisu
Posted by Sade Williams
His Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife, is to host the 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Association of Tour Operators (NATO) at Ile Ife in Osun State in April.
This was revealed when the President of the Association Hajia Bilikisu Abdul led Executive Members of NATOP on a courtesy visit to the Palace of the Ooni.
The Ooni of Ife thanked them and promised to showcase the huge tourism assets of Ife the source of Yoruba civilisation during the AGM.
The Executive members were given a sample of The Heritage Sites in Ife.
The 2018 edition of NATOP AGM was hosted in Jos by the Plateau State Government. Plateau State is the North Central Part of Nigeria. The 2017 AGM held in Lagos and was attended by the Minister of information Culture and Tourism Alhaji Lai Mohammed. The 2016 Edition of The AGM was held in Calabar Cross River State in the South South Region of Nigeria.
According to the President of NATOP Hajia Bilikisu “As a National Association we use our AGM to expose our members to the huge tourism potentials and resources available in Nigeria.” NATOP is an Association for Tour Operators involved in both Outbound and Inbound Tourism.