Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria, FTAN has urged the federal government to focus attention on developing the tourism sector as alternative revenue source in view of the drop in the price of crude oil in the international market.
The President of the association, Mr Tomi Akingbogun who made the call maintained that Nigeria should start paying greater attention to the tourism industry in anticipation of generating more revenue from there.
Akingbogun said that there was the need to step up investment in non-oil sector such as tourism more contributions to the country’s economy.
He also said adjustment of naira could work in the interest of the tourism sector.
“ The adjustment of the naira will make visiting of Nigerian tourist sites more affordable to international tourists.
“Tourists can come to Nigeria and have greater value for their money; that will encourage other tourists to visit the country,”.
Akingbogun also called on the National Orientation Agency to intensify efforts in enlightening the populace on local tourism sites.
He also urged more effective implementation of tourism-related policies and programmes.
“The Federal Government should invest more in tourism to create more employment and revenue generation opportunities,” he said.

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