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Lagos gets behind FG’s bid to host world tourism meeting

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The Lagos state government officially threw its support behind the federal government’s hosting  of the 61st edition of the UNWTO/CAF Meeting on Thursday with the promise to ensure a successful outing.

”We are happy to associate with President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of Information and culture in their efforts to reposition tourism and diversifying the nation’s economy, said Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, while welcoming the minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, during a  courtesy visit to Lagos state.

It is always a delight to welcome people like him. He has been very impactful in the last three years in the Ministry of Information and Culture,” he said.

The Minister had said he was in Lagos as part of his nation-wide promotional tour for the 61st edition of the UNWTO/CAF Meeting, scheduled for Abuja 4-6 June 2018.

”We kickstarted the tour in Abuja on Tuesday with a visit to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, because he is the Minister of the Meeting’s Host City, the minister said.

“This is the second stop on the promotional tour that will take us across the country. Lagos, the economic nerve centre of Nigeria, is also a foremost tourist city. It is therefore not a surprise that it is our next port of call after Abuja, which will host the UNWTO/CAF Meeting.”

Alhaji Mohammed said the Meeting is a great opportunity to promote Nigeria’s tourism industry and to showcase the country to the world, especially in the area of its culture and tourism, adding: ”And of course, we have a lot to showcase: Our tourist attractions, our rich culture, as well as our music and films, which have taken the world by storm. is very important”

 

He said the UNWTO/CAF Meeting will be attended mostly by delegates drawn from the 51 member states of the Commission for Africa, the Executives of the UNWTO, international Organizations, local and international media as well as experts and stakeholders from the public and private sector.

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