Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed,says the entire world are welcome to Nigeria as they host this year’s United Nations World Tourism Organization, UNWTO conference in Abuja.
The minister revealed that the gathering would afford Nigeria an opportunity to paint the good image of the country to the entire world and further attract foreign investors to the nation’s economy.
During an inspection of the venues of the UNWTO meeting at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja on Friday, Lai Mohammed stated that they would use this platform to tell the world that in the last couple of years, Nigeria has been on the bend of progress, made tremendous progress in the fight against insecurity, and also in revamping the economy and governance.
“We want to use this meeting to tell the world that Nigeria is not just at peace but Nigeria is actually ready to host the entire world by showing them the faultless planning, warm reception and they will see that we are in a hurry to develop.
“Because it is a tourism and culture event, we are also going to let them see the diverse cultures of the people of Nigeria. We are also organizing a tour of some tourist attraction sites within Abuja.
“We are telling the world that in the last couple of years, Nigeria has been on the bend of progress, made tremendous progress in the fight against insecurity, and also in revamping the economy and governance.
“If not for the efforts of this government, nobody will hold this meeting here. Four, five years ago, it would have been difficult to hold this meeting here for foreign delegates, 26 African ministers, and the entire United Nation’s secretariat coming here.
“The three days will be a platform to showcase our culture and we will be taking the group on a trip to Lagos to see the Eko Atlantic City, which will in few months to come be the destination for Africa in terms of tourism.