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17th October, 2019.
His Royal Majesty, Olota of Ota, Oba (Prof) Adeyemi Abdulkabir Obalanlege presenting award to CEO, Topcomm PR Ltd, Mr. Tope Ogbeni-Awe as CEO, La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resorts, Dr Wanle Akinboboye and Immediate Past-President, ANJET, Andrew Okungbowa looks on.

ANJET honours Runsewe, Alabi, Awe, Uko, inaugurates executives, patrons

By Omololu Olumuyiwa

It was celebration time at the recently held tourism seminar by the Association of Nigerian Journalists and Writers of Tourism (ANJET) in Lagos, when the umbrella body for travel writers in the country honoured some of the operators in the tourism sector, and inaugurates its new executives as well as patrons.

On the honour list were the Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, a patron of the association; and Chief Samuel Alabi of Eko Hotels and Suites, who is also a patron of the association and chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN), for their immense contributions to the development of the association and wellbeing of its members.

Also honoured was Tope Ogbeni Awe, ceo of Topcomm, who was a pioneering leader of the association for his leadership role and contributions to the growth and sustenance of the association while Ikechi Uko, publisher of and organiser of Akwaaba African Travel Market, Accra Weizo and Jabamah, as well as a former member and president of ANJET, was honoured for creating Akwaaba platform for the promotion of African tourism.

The newly elected executive members of the association, with John Omololu Olumuyiwa, publisher of Travelscope Magazine, as president; Franklin Ihijerika, publisher of, as vice president; Ekene Okafor of VOA as treasurer; and Samson Ayuk of naijatrip, as secretary, were sworn into office alongside some of the new patrons of the association, which included: Nkwereuwem Onunge of Remlords Tours; Bankole Bernard, president of the National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA); and Allen Onyema, Chairman/CEO of Air Peace.

Others are: The director generals of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Folorunsho Folarin Coker; and National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality (NIHOTOUR), Alhaji Momoh M. Kabir; Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; Ladi Jemi Alade of Jemi Alade Tours; Alhaji Saleh Rabo, president of FTAN; and HRM Oba (Professor) Adeyemi Obalanlege, Olota of Otta, Ogun State as well as Otunba Wanle Akinboboye, founder of La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort.

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