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Ministry partners NESG to develop Tourism in Nigeria

The Federal Ministry of Tourism is collaborating with the management of Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) to review Federal Government policies and programmes for the…

The Federal Ministry of Tourism is collaborating with the management of Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) to review Federal Government policies and programmes for the development of Nigeria’s tourism industry.

A statement by Joesef Karim Public Relations Officer of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) said that the Minister of Tourism, Mrs. Lola Ade-John, led heads of agencies and other top officials of the Tourism Ministry to meet with an NESG team headed by the Chief Executive Officer of NESG, Dr. Tayo Aduloju in Abuja on Wednesday.

Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) is a leading private sector think-tank that supports government organs and agencies in formulating policies and implementing public programmes and projects.

The Chief Executive Officer of NESG, Dr. Tayo Aduloju, led the NESG team that met with the tourism minister. At the meeting, Dr. Aduloju remarked that Nigeria is ‘Africa’s best kept secret’ for tourism and clarified that NESG’s role is to optimize the governance framework for the industry.

One of the objectives for the collaboration between the Federal Ministry of Tourism and the Nigeria Economic Summit Group is to ensure mutual commitment of parties to programmes and tasks intrinsic in the technical processes of reviewing, developing, and implementing a roadmap for the entrenchment of a sustainable tourism industry in Nigeria.

Ade-John said she was delighted to have an opportunity to work with NESG in reviewing Government policies and provision of technical support in implementation of Nigeria tourism industry development roadmap.

The Director General of National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism, Nura Kangiwa, the Director General of Nigeria Tourism Development Authority, Folorunsho Coker and James Sule, the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Industry.

 

 

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