Nigerian tourism sector would generate billions of dollars in revenue and many celebrities have urged the government to harness its potential.
Over $1.1 billion was reportedly generated by the tourism sector in 2015 from over 6 million visitors, and $853 million from 4.8 million visitors in 2014.
According to an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Flavour and Patoranking responded.
“If you look around most African countries, they have started working on their hospitality business for revenue generation. I think it is time for us to take a cue from that.
“Those countries can hardly organise a show without inviting Nigerian artistes – comedians and musicians – and the reception is always great. Before other African nations beat us to it, I think it’s time we beef up our tourism and entertainment industry.”
“The security situation in the country is not as bad as portrayed, but a lot still needs to be done to create a better platform for our God-given resources that visitors need to see.”
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Written by Clement Oluwasegun