UNWTO satisfied with Nigeria’s readiness to host UN World Tourism Conference

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation says it is satisfied with the level of preparedness and readiness of Nigeria to host the next United Nations World Tourism Conference in Lagos.

This was made known during an inspection of the National Theatre and some major hotels in Lagos. The Inspectors included a delegation of the UNWTO comprising Mr. Mayaki Jaime, Elcia Grandcourt, and Kojo Beutom- Williams; the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Culture, Mrs. Lydia Shehu Jafia, Prof. S.E. Ododo, GM/CEO and other members of the Committees and Sub- Committees who are directly involved in the planning of the UN World Tourism Conference.

Speaking at the World Press Conference which held at Eko Hotels and Suits after getting reports from the Committees, Honourable Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said the UNWTO inspectors were satisfied with the level of Nigeria’s preparedness towards hosting the world event.

The event which is expected to have 166 UNWTO member nations in attendance holds from November 14 to the 17 this year.

“Nigeria getting the nod to host an event of this magnitude is a vote of confidence in the country by the UN”, Alhaji Lai Mohammed added.

The General Manager/CEO of the National Theatre, Prof Ododo, said the conference will be of tremendous benefits to Nigerian youth and women with creative ingenuity and products. “It’s an unusual opportunity for the Nigerian creative industries to network for greater economic benefits.”

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