Bureau of Tourism Development

The Ekiti State Bureau of Tourism development is made up four units which includes:

  • Tourism Board
    • Tourism Infrastructure Development
    • Hospitality & Hotels
    • Tourism Enterprises
    • Internal Audit
  • Finance & Accounts
  • Administration
  • Tourism Sites

Functional Overview

  • Tourist Attraction Development
  • Benchmark (local & int’l tourism giants)
  • Inter state Government, partnership, affiliation & Collaboration with tourism bodies worldwide
  • Training/HR Capacity Building
  • Viable partnerships with the Private sector (PPP’s & Concessions)
  • Commercialization

Our Vision

Making Ekiti State a most attractive destination for relaxation and holidays by building a heliport, world-class hotel and accommodation facilities; developing Efon, Okemesi, Ikogosi, Ipole-Iloro tourism corridor.

Our Mission

  • Make Ekiti state a most attractive destination for relaxation and holidays
  • Attain regional leadership in Tourism Development
  • Attain national recognition by December 2012
  • Transform Ekiti to a significant national and international tourist destination
  • Make Ekiti an all-year round tourist destination state
  • Brand Ekiti as a friendly, peaceful, stable and secure state
  • Position Tourism as the driver and catalyst for the development of the state and the region
  • Compete favourably in the global tourism market place
  • Appoint and achieve through competent teams, benchmarking of successful tourist giant states and countries (e.g. Cross River in Nigeria, Kenya, Jamaica, Gambia, China, United Kingdom and USA etc.)

Projects/Progammes

  • Branding, Communication and Marketing Strategy for Ekiti State Tourism
  • New Office Accommodation
  • Sub-Brand Strategy for Ikogosi Resort, Arinta Waterfalls & Fajuyi Park
  • Design & Development of Hospitality Database and Hospitality Sector Growth
  • Video/Media Coverage of Existing Conditions of Tourist Sites for Archival Purposes
  • Design of Workable Action Plan for Tourism Development
  • Rehabilitation of Existing Structures and Design & Build Re-Development of Ikogosi Warm Springs & Resort
  • Construction and Installation of Outdoor Billboard Exposures for Promotion, Publicity and Marketing of Tourism Sites
  • Siting of Directional Signage at Various Identified Locations in/out of Ekiti State
  • Established Official Tourism Website
  • Search and Appointment for the Manager / Operator for Ikogosi Resort, Arinta Waterfalls & Fajuyi Park
  • Job Placement For Youth Volunteers To Boost Relevant Skills’ Acquisition

Principal Officers

Name Designation
              – Hon. Special Adviser, Tourism Development
Prince Kayode Oni General Manager, Tourism Board
              – Special Assistant, Tourism Development

Contact Details

Ekiti State Bureau of Tourism Development, Mutual House, 3rd Floor, Okesa Street, Ado-Ekiti

07034058786, 08033881940, 08025011434

sologunleko@ekitistate.gov.ng
princesamkay@yahoo.co.uk

fkolade@ekitistate.gov.ng