Olotu: How to reposition Skal for promotion of travel, tourism

Ten years after lying prostrate, Skal International (Nigeria) came alive with the vision to work closely with both the state government and those at the federal level as well as all other relevant parastatals and government bodies overseeing the tourism sector in Nigeria to ensure growth and stability of the sector.

This pledge was made by the newly inaugurated National President of Skal Nigeria, Mr. Daisi Olotu, and his executive in Lagos at the weekend.

Olotu stated that this is aimed at developing a set of standards that would offer tourists more excellent protection as consumers while travelling to various sites in the country.

His words, “We will be participating in as many international trade fairs as possible, fostering partnerships and presenting Skål International Nigeria as a Global Organization and a value proposition to prospective members as well as supporting in-country membership

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First from left is Mr. Femi Adefope, immediate past National President, Mrs. Bimbo Durosinmi-Etti international councilor, Mr. Daisi Olotu New National President Skal club International, Mrs. Kemi Soetan First Vice President, Mrs. Rita Obidike Secretary. Mallam Zackary Abdullahi

“Our priority will be to focus on supporting our collective passion for Tourism through a tourism-based event that would help increase membership as well as new clubs thereby making us a force to be reckoned with in the sector”.

He solicited the support of every member of the club to work with him and his committee strategically to not only foster friendship and mutual understanding but to ensure that “we attain the highest values of result”

“I have often wondered what it is like to be the president of Skal International, Nigeria and what is expected of the office and I have come to a conclusion that “A tree can never make a forest”.

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He further stated that they all must continue their mutual support and remain focused and united in rebuilding the tourism sector for a better and more prosperous Nigeria.

“Leadership is not about titles or power but taking responsibility for recognizing and developing the potential in people and ideas”.

He expressed gratitude to the doyen of the travel industry, Mr. Femi Adefope, the past President of Skal International (Nigeria) who decorated him as the new President, describing him as his mentor and one of the greatest Skalleagues in the history of the club.

Olotu equally paid tributes to Bimbo Durosinmi-Etti, the International Councillor Nigeria, Olukemi Soetan, Mallam Zackary Abdullahi, Rita Obidike, Raymond Ukaegbu, ‘Demola Sanya- the President of Skal Club Lagos, Juliana Tongerit, President of Skal Club Abuja, Tariboba, all members of the National Committee and Skalleagues nationwide.

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This administration he reiterated would be an all-inclusive one, adopting our motto “Doing Business Amongst Friends”.

We will be open for advice and suggestions on how to place tourism in Nigeria and this great club on the world map. We are going to work like a closely knitted web, our focus will be to Rebuild Tourism in Nigeria, and our unanimous goal will be to promote Brand Nigeria”.

Wole Shadare