Director General national tourism development corporation, NTDC Mrs. Sally Mbanefo has said that the Nigerian government will provide all the necessary infrastructures to attract foreign investor in the tourism sector of the economy.
Mbanefo, said this recently during her presentation on Tourism Investment Opportunities in Nigeria at the Mexico Seminar on Business Opportunities in Nigeria. She explained that government incentives to potential tourism investors, includes provision of infrastructure like good roads, water, electricity, good communications facilities.
The NTDC boss also added that concessional rates for easy access to land; development and demarcation of potential tourism zones; tax holidays, tax rebate and soft loans with long period of moratorium; major tourism projects to be given pioneer status; frequent review of acts and regulations for sanitization and standardization of the industry; encouragement of joint venture participation through Public/Private Partnership; maximum duty on Casino, Amusement and Theme Parks facilities not manufactured in Nigeria, and grant of work permit for foreign workers with specialized skills in the industry would be made available.
She also noted that the current administration is focused on diversifying Nigeria’s economy adding that the NTDC will create an enabling environment, promote domestic tourism and fast track investment incentives that will propel growth in the tourism industry to make Nigeria Africa’s foremost tourism destination.
“Now is the best time for you to invest in Nigeria, as we are moving away from total dependence on oil, our tourism industry is a goldmine you can explore”. She added.

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