Mrs Omotayo Omotosho BSc (Hons), MFRIvsm
Mrs Omotosho, popularly called “Madam Tourism” is the quintessential ace TV broadcaster, journalist, public administrator, publisher and a successful entrepreneur. With almost three decades of executive management positions in broadcasting and public service, Mrs Omotosho’s highly successful TV program “Towards a Greater Nigeria” which started in 1990 remains the oldest, longest-running and most watched weekly public enlightenment programme that has survived many military and civilian administrations in Nigeria.
With a strong commitment to excellence, Mrs Omotosho was appointed the Chairman, Governing Board of the Lagos State Broadcasting Corporation in 1996, transforming the corporation into a highly successful broadcasting organisation. In recognition of her strategic management success and entrepreneurial ability, in August 2000, she was appointed by the Federal government of Nigeria to the position of Director General of the Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC). Within a short period of time, she succeeded in transforming the Corporation into a vibrant and dynamic establishment that won international accolades and awards. As a philanthropist, Mrs Omotosho has supported and still supports tens of Nigerians with scholarships through her private Charitable Fund. An author of the best-selling book “From Want to Wealth” she also mentors many Nigerian youths, giving freely of her time and resources as a volunteer. She is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she earned her BSc Honours degree in Psychology, with specialization in Communication Psychology. Amongst her numerous awards, is the National Honours Award of Member of the Federal Republic, MFR which was conferred on her in 2006 in recognition of her meritorious service to the Nation.