CYCDI Appoints Abiola Adelana to its Solution17 Advisory Board 

Creative Youth Community Development Initiative is delighted to announce the appointment of Abiola Adelana to its Solution17 Advisory Board.


Abiola Adelana is the Tourism Business Manager at Sterling bank, where her main task is to revitalize Tourism Business especially within Nigeria and set up a sustainable model to utilized finance in developing domestic tourism. She is a seasoned banker with over 14 years experience in risk management, strategy and retail banking.

Abiola is a member of the domestic Tourism and economic development working committee for Nigeria, as Coordinated by Nigeria Tourism development commission.

She is a trained economist from the great Obafemi Awolowo university, Executive education programme on sustainability business at Harvard business school ,CIBN member, and is passionate about contributing her skills and trainings to putting down a solid structure for local Tourism in Nigeria to become a major GDP driver for the country.


Under her watch, the Tourism Business Desk and by extension, Sterling bank has won multiple awards in Nigeria and internationally, for their role in being the first Nigerian financial institution to recognize the potentials, and promoting domestic tourism in Nigeria.

On a personal level, Abiola is also an award recipient for one of the best promoters of tourism in Nigeria by ATQ Africa Travel.

100 Culturatiiii most influential personalities award 2021.

International Women’s day Special recognition of excellence award for an outstanding performance in the Banking/Finance industry for Creative expansion into Tourism Business By 'A Woman Like You' organization Lagos .

Abiola is married and blessed with wonderful children, loves music, cooking and building strong and beneficial relationships.

Her major goal is to see Nigeria become the prime Tourism destination in Africa and she believes strongly in the possibility of this project.

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