Africa: Amachree honoured as father of Nigerian tourism
The former President of the Association of Tourism Practitioners of Nigeria ATPN, Alabo Mike Amachree has been bestowed as the father of Nigerian tourism industry for his commitment to the growth of tourism industry in the country.
The award was bestowed on Chief Amachree at Bantaba event held at the De Edge Hotel Resort, Port – Harcourt in an an event well attended by tourism stakeholders from across the country.
According to Mr Ikechi Uko, the organiser of Port-Harcourt Bantaba, after the role of Pa Da Silva in the growth of tourism in the country, Chief Amachree is the next tourism icon that has played a significant role in the growth and development of tourism in Nigeria.
Uko recalled Chief Amachree’s drive in tourism development though his massive investment in the hospitality business in the country like his newly built Brooklyn Tourist Centre, along East-West Road, Port Harcourt among others in Lagos.
He maintained that the contribution of Amachree to the growth of Nigerian tourism is something that has been unanimously agreed by all tourism stakeholders.
Uko said after the death of Pa Da Silva, the Nigerian tourism industry needs another father figure like Amachree to continue to promote and propagate the growth of the industry.
An elated Amachree who was delighted on the award expressed happiness for being recognised with a well deserved honour.