It is a season for partnerships and collaborations for La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort. The latest working relationship is with the Lagos State House Committee on Culture and Tourism towards the realisation of its culture and tourism agenda for the state, even the state governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode. The Governor’s tourism initiative has been dubbed, T.H.E.S.E, meaning, Tourism, Hospitality, Entertainment, Sports and Education.
Founder and President of La Campagne, Otunba Wanle Akinboboye recently commended Ambode, describing him as the most tourism friendly governor in the country. He said his tourism initiatives were most embracing and easily deliverable if vigorously pursued with sincerity of purpose.
Akinboboye made this assertion while playing host to the members of the Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Culture, Arts and Tourism led by Hon. Desmond Elliot.
He advised the committee members to utilise this rare opportunity to facilitate enabling laws that will make the southern part of Lekki a tourism zone and attract massive infrastructure to the zone, so as not only to transform the zone but the entire state and make it the big tourism destination that it should.
Akinboboye dropped several hints to the Elliot-led committee on how entertainment centres and tourism products can generate the requisite funds, with support from international bodies like Africa Development Bank (AfDB) and International Financial Corporation (IFC) among others.
He also harped on a synergy between La Campagne and Lagos State government through the efforts of the committee that would make the state more prosperous by tapping into its abundant water-based resources. This, he said, is inexhaustible but could be jumpstarted by a Lagos State sponsored Kayak competition among the riverine communities of the state and the elite who are already into the sport with a prize money of N1 million.
Elliot expressed appreciation to Akinboboye for hosting the committee and taking time to interact and share ideas with them. He assured him of the partnership of the committee and that his exposition has made the work of the committee easier.
Committee members were treated to the best of the resort’s legendary hospitality wrapped in culture and tradition as well as musical entertainment headlined by outstanding performances by the stars of Atunda Entertainment led by Olo Omidan Bata and Anu, Lady Ekwe as well as Adigun Olohun Iyo.
Also thrown to the mix were an Africa centric fashion show on the beach front, classical boat regatta with a 15-man music ensemble, and a test run of Kayaking by enthusiastic resort guests. Lekki indigenes and celebrities like Nollywood diva, Rita Dominic and her friends were part of the joyous crowd who witnessed the enthralling moment.