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Ishaga Akiniyi Kingdom Throws Weight Behind Gambia Tourism

By Yunus S Saliu

The people of Ishaga Akiniyi Kingdom in Ogun State, Nigeria through its traditional ruler, HRE Francis Femi Akiniyi have affirmed the Kingdom’s allegiance. They are proud to associate with the Gambia tourism sector.

According to one of the promotional materials circulated in Ishaga Akiniyi Kingdom, the people of the Kingdom and Nigerian tourists are encouraged to visit Destination Gambia – The Smiling Coast of Africa “where tourism is second to none.”

HRE Francis Femi Akiniyi who will confer a chieftaincy title and award on one of Gambian tourism marketers’ doyen, Adama Njie, GTBoard Director of Tourism Promotion UK, reiterated that “The Gambia is first among equals when it comes to the business of tourism.”

Writing in a letter notifying Mr Adama Njie about his selection for a chieftaincy title and award in the Kingdom, the traditional ruler who is a number one promoter of Gambia Tourism in his Kingdom penned “Dear Mr. Adama Njie, The Ishaga Akiniyi Kingdom has decided to confer the title of Borokini on you.”
The letter stated further that the honour is being given to Adama Njie as recognition of his service and contributions to the community, he was finally invited to what they called ‘iwuye,’ meaning conferment in Yoruba language, taking place on 18th May 2024 at the Kingdom in Ogun State Nigeria.
Speaking to Mr. Adama Njie via telephone on his acceptance, he thanked the traditional rulers and chiefs of Ishaga Akiniyi Kingdom for this recognition.

He said receiving the chieftaincy is another way of recognizing The Gambia as a tourism destination and also as a sought-after destination that welcomes every visitor and tourist.


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