The minister for Information, Culture and Tourism Alhaji Lai Mohammed, led the United Nation World Tourism organization General Secretary Mr Zurab Pololikashvili and his team on a courtesy visit to the Nigerian President yesterday.
In his remark, the UNWTO General Secretary Mr Zurab Pololikashvili stresses the need to bridge the gap between private and public sectors in order to grow tourism. He also noted that his target as the Secretary-General of UNWTO is to meet all the needs of the member states and also to create a better tourism job, progress tourism education and encourage innovations.
Thank you for your warm welcome & support, we need to build tight links between public and private sectors for tourism to transform growth across the continent & for the benefit of its people – Mr Zurab Pololikashvili
The UNWTO General Secretary Mr Zurab Pololikashvili also thanked the Nigeria president for his support for tourism sustainability and economic diversification.
Thank you @MBuhari for your hospitality and supporting tourism for sustainability, economic diversification and resilience.
The Nigeria President who was represented during the opening ceremony by the Secretary to the Federal Government, Boss Mustapha said that Nigeria has lots of tourism potentials and investment. He also said that tourism is on his economic diversification agenda.
Nigeria is currently hosting the United Nation World Tourism Organization Commission For Africa (CAF) 61st conference at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja. The conference attracted 18 Tourism ministers and 36 delegates from different countries and numerous participants from Nigeria and other parts of the world.