L-R: BoT member Mrs. Fatima Garbati; His Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II The Ooni of Ife; President of NATOP Hajia Bilikisu.

The Nigerian Association of Tour Operators will be holding their 2019 AGM in the South West of Nigeria. It will be at Ile Ife in Osun State. The AGM will be hosted by His Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II The Ooni of Ife.

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. The 2019 AGM will be in April.
In a related development, the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II), has confirmed that he would attend Akwaaba Travel Market and Calabar Carnival 2019.
Oba Ogunwusi disclosed in his palace on Friday during the courtesy visit of National Executives of Nigeria Tour Operators (NATOP), led by Hajia Bilikisu.
Among those on the NATOP courtesy visit are Chairman, Calabar Carnival, Gabe Onah; Special Adviser to Governor of Cross River State on Events, Ken Akah; Hajia Fatima Garbati, NATOP Secretary; Dein Gbabo Laura Dein, and Organiser, Akwaaba Travel Market, Ikechi Uko.


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